• Not All Information is Equal

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    Crisis in the Age of Automation

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher There seems to be a very good argument going around these days that says, “You can’t stop the advancement of new technology.” The history of civilization seems to b

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  • In Search of Another Solution

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    Tourism, automation and the quest to replace lost jobs

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Somewhere filed in the archives of this newspaper is a historic picture of the marriage between Ms. San Pedro and Mr. Los Angeles — an ar

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  • It Takes a Crisis to Solve a Problem

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    Rats, fleas, typhus and corruption at City Hall

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher The City of Los Angeles is deeply invested in the long-standing vision of itself as a great metropolis carved out of the desert on the edge of the

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  • Classic Trump

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    Half truths, obfuscations and lies, but this is not the end

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It seems almost incomprehensible that after having shuttered the government for 35 days President Donald Trump could stand before Cong

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  • Unlock Public School Potential

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    Strike: Did UTLA settle too soon?

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher To understand the historical significance of the recent teachers’ strike against Los Angeles Unified School District I direct you to a PBS documentary that ai

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  • Border Wall Farce

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    False metaphors of the wall versus the Statue of Liberty

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher That the national broadcast media gave up prime time television minutes in exchange for a metaphoric shadow boxing match over the border

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  • Value of Truth in an Era of Deceit

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    The consequences of social media and propaganda

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Gov. Jerry Brown’s first incarnation as Gov. Moonbeam, the maverick Democrat dating Linda Ronstadt, feels so long ago.  Gov. Moonbeam was the d

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  • A White House Christmas Carol

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    Trump’s nightmare before the shutdown

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher It’s winter in Washington, D.C., snow has dusted the White House lawn, the West Wing staff have gone home for the evening and Donald is in the residence

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  • Supporting Solutions, Not Neglect

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    Without more new jobs, will gentrification actually bring prosperity?

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher For some 50 years, I have witnessed the comings and goings of “great” plans for community development here in the Los An

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  • Success Looks More Like Avoiding Disaster

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    Information Fair on Bridge Home draws interest and speculation

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher Clearly there was some tension in the air as people gathered at the San Pedro Boys and Girls Club Nov. 27 for the Bridge Home Infor

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