• Poking the Bear and What Comes Of It

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher I was at the Little Italy fandango put on by Councilman Joe Buscaino when one of our newest civic leaders engaged me in some repartee about my latest article on the Bukowski bronze.  “You know James,” he said. “You just keep pok

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  • All Part of the Same Problem

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    Housing, Transportation, Homelessness, and Jobs

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Just the other day I read a story about how the government’s response to the housing crisis isn’t hitting the mark. From the mayor of Los Angeles

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  • Trump Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

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    Branding, not facts is at the core of his support

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher As the House of Representatives quickly moves forward on its impeachment inquiry — an inquiry that is gaining public support as it reaches 52 per

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  • Exporting More Than Containers

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    Solidarity with Hong Kong and impeachment in Washington

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Here at the southern edge of California, where ships from all over the world converge, progress is counted monthly by the volume of goods han

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  • Tale of Two Realities

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    San Pedro on the verge of something

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher From Long Beach’s rising Gerald Desmond bridge to the growing skyline of Los Angeles and out to the edge of Venice’s “Silicon Beach” the development cycl

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  • Bukowski Bronze and Brass

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    Don’t sanitize Bukowski or San Pedro for tourist consumption

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher At one point in the early 1990s, this newspaper hosted the famous Nation magazine columnist Alex Cockburn to speak at Los Ang

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  • Kakistocracy

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    When government is led by the worst and incompetent

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher No, I didn’t invent the single word headline I’m using this week, and it isn’t a political term that you got wrong on your Advanced Placeme

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  • Bernie and the Daughters of the New American Revolution

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher As much as the mainstream media and the conservative side of the Democratic Party try to deny it, Sen. Bernie Sanders has redefined the platform on which the party and the top 10 primary candidates are running —from health care and drug prices to edu

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  • The Battle of Automation

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    Many believe in the inevitability of automation even as its benefits are challenged, POLA spent its public trust currency on the battle

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher I’m not sure if any, except Harry Bridges,

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  • Bernie and the Daughters of the New American Revolution

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The revolution will not be right back after a message About a white tornado, white lightning, or white people You will not have to worry about a germ on your Bedroom Read More

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