• Buscaino Uses Viral Homeless Singer as Draw to Little Italy Opening

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Adam R. Thomas, Reporter Hundreds of local residents attended the grand opening of the new “historic” Little Italy District on Oct. 5 to mingle among open air stalls, listen to the viral hit “Subway Singer” and get a taste of self-laudatory local government

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  • Mayor Unveils New Zero-Emission Equipment at POLA

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti celebrated California Clean Air Day, Oct. 2 at the Port of Los Angeles by unveiling state-of-the-art, zero-emission port yard equipment showcasing the world’s first all-electric top-handlers — one of

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  • ILWU Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer Research

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Reporter On Oct. 17, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will host its eighth annual fundraiser for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a charity that raises money for pediatric cancer research. Since its first fundraiser in 2012, the ILWU has raised $565,000 fo

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  • Neighborhood Council Roundup — Central NC Regains Access to its Website

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Reporter A curious thing happened at the Sept. 10 Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting. Councilman Joe Buscaino’s office presented Kristina Smith, owner of The Mailroom, with a plaque for her work assisting neighborhood councils in the past

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  • LA Controller is Critical of LAHSA’s Efforts to Help Homeless

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority could be doing its job much more effectively, said Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin in a report released on Aug. 28. The report asserts that LAHSA failed to meet five of seven outreach goals in

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  • Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council Hindered by Infighting

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Reporter The Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council met on Aug. 27, but for the second time the board failed to reach quorum and was unable to vote on anything. Two weeks prior, Board President Maria Couch cancelled the meeting which would have been

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  • This is US: the Gig Economy

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor Many drivers aren’t sure what would happen if California lawmakers pass Assembly Bill 5, a bill that would codify into law the existing landmark legal ruling, Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles

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  • Wages and Costs of a Hollywood Invasion

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By James Preston Allen, Publisher For locals, a film shoot in San Pedro can also feel like a case of injustice. Often like a Hollywood studio invasion, complete with street closures and manned by location managers, security guards, grips and gaffers, teamsters and truc

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  • Report from Cuba: International Environmental Conference

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Brenda Lopez and Mark Friedman, RLn Correspondents Havana, Cuba — A strong US youth delegation participated in the 12th International Environmental Conference held in Havana, Cuba July 1 - 5. The delegation of 19 youth and chaperones (overwhelmingly Latinx) presented in m

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  • Congress Censures Trump

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON D.C. — Congress, July 15, introduced House Resolution 489. This resolution states that immigrants and their descendants have made America stronger and naturalized citizens are just as American as those whose families have been in the United States for generations. It al

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