• Random Letters— 11-7-19

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    Wesson Vents at LA Times Attack

    As you all know, I’m a pretty even-tempered guy. But sometimes, even I have to vent. And this is one of those times. A few days ago, my opponents, with the help of the Los Angeles Times, took a page out of Donald Trump’s playbook against

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  • Random Letters — 10/24/19

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    Gentrification in San Pedro

    Your astute publication of “Gentrification in San Pedro: What We Lose” (by Arlo Tinsman-Kongshaug; Sept. 26, 2019) hits the nail on the head. If gentrification’s purpose is to award exclusivity and destroy diversity, then gentrification causes us to lo

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  • Random Letters — 10/10/19

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    Little Italy Farce

    I would think that we could depend on you and RLN at the very least to question the proposed historic Little Italy project given the amount of resistance the community has demonstrated but your paper has been silent. If BuscaiNO wants to create an ethnic Dis

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  • Random Letters: 9-26-19

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    Glacial Movement at POC

    Great stories!  As a San Pedran, I think the last sentence of your OpEd [Tale of Two Realities 9/12 to 25, 2019] on Ports O’Call is spot on. It’s been glacial my whole life! Sabrina Skacan, San Pedro

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  • Random Letters: 9-12-19

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    Kudos on Labor History

    Kudos to Slobodan Dimitrov for his cover story in your special 2019 Labor Day Issue (Aug. 29-Sept.11, 2019). His piece is informative regarding the history of the crucial labor movement in San Pedro and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. A sequel, soon I hope. And to Pau

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  • Random Letters: 8-29-19

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    Open Letter to Electeds on Homelessness

    Dear Elected Official, I recently witnessed a presentation on the 2019 Homelessness Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority. The audience and I were thankful to hear that a little more than 20,000 human beings were housed during

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  • Random Letters: 8-22-19

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    Notice of Passing

    It is with a very heavy heart that we share the sad news of the passing of our beloved board member and brother Mr. Caney Arnold. Our sincere condolences to his wife, your board member, and our sister Mrs. Lori Bordenave-Arnold, his mother-in-law Alice, daughter Aria

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  • Random Letters 8-8-19

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    The Battle of Automation — One Perspective

    You seem to be clinging on to some old visions of what the San Pedro and the POLA should be. Like a latter-day Don Quixote - trying to throw advancing technology under the old noble-labor bus. One of these days, with new and better technolog

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  • Random Letters 7-25-19 — Tents Are Better; Crisis at the Border; When I Call Trump Racist…; Even Texas is Changing

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    Tents Are Better

    Almost everywhere in Los Angeles except San Pedro I can see the tents of the homeless during the day. The typical tent is a six-sided igloo. The tent villages are often neat and tidy in appearance compared to what I see near the Beacon St. Post Office. The possessio

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  • Random Letters 7-11-19 — This Land is Our Land; RE: Robots, tech & automation; Stone Wall Inn; On Increasing Homelessness; When the Big One Strikes

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    This Land is Our Land

    No more accurate lyrics have been made — “This Land is Our Land” as it applies to the sidewalks surrounding the Post Office. More than four-and-a-half-years of occupation and its is clear the sidewalk belongs to the Urban Squatters; it is their land. Why is

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