• Random Letters — 1-9-20

    Jim Stanbery and the Campaign to Change District 15

    I was out of state for the holidays and only just saw the latest edition of Random Lengths the other day.  I can’t begin to thank you for the overly generous article marking our linkage. So thorough and accurate—my daughter was so impressed when I showed it

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  • Random Letters — 12-19-19

    A Successful Thanksgiving

    Thank you for your support. Our thanksgiving community lunch was awesome, thanks to you, Random Lengths, we fed over 150 people. The flyer in your paper brought the community out! Lawanda Hawkins, Justice for Murdered Children, San Pedro

    Seven Years

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  • Random Letters — 12/5/19

    Here’s a Story Idea: How a Church Snuck a Cell Tower Under Our Nose

    I have a story idea about an important public safety issue impacting the health and wellbeing of children and adults — not only here in San Pedro, but across Los Angeles. There is a cell site located in the bell tower of First Presbyterian Church a

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  • Random Letters — 11-21-19

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    Lewis Wright Remembered

    I’ve recently learned of the sudden death of Lewis Wright.  Lewis was a good friend of mine, and was my idea of a progressive longshoreman and Union brother. I met Lewis when ILWU President Dave Arian sent a delegation to Mexico, to develop a relationship

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  • 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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