• 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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  • Evelyn McDonnell Awarded at the SoCal Journalism Awards 2019

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Random Lengths News congratulates local author and director of journalism at Loyola Marymount University, Evelyn McDonnell on her recent awards. On July 1, the LA Press Club awarded McDonnell winner for Entertainment News or Feature for

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  • 2019 International Reporter prize awarded to journalist Greg Palast

    Greg Palast Wins Journalism’s International Reporter Award

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    Greg Palast's International Reporter 2019 Award

    Journalist Greg Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud.

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  • POLAHS Student Wins LA County Creative Writing Prize

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    Megan Vidovich displays her first Place Literary Award

    Megan Vidovich, 11th grade Port of Los Angeles High School student, has won First Place in the prestigious Tomorrow Prize. The Tomorrow Prize is a science fiction writing contest open to all Los Angeles County high school students. POLA

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  • Stray Bullet Injures Bystander near Pedro Strip Mall

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Photo and news brief by Carissa Diaz, Editorial Intern SAN PEDRO — A stray bullet grazed a man’s face at about 7:35 a.m. May 10 on the 400 block of 14th Street, officials from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Division said. The man, who has not been identi

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  • Construction is Planned on the Former Site of the San Pedro Courthouse

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Hunter Chase, Editorial Intern At the April 9 meeting of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce, Genton Cockrum Partners presented preliminary designs for an apartment complex with commercial space at the site of the former San Pedro Courthouse. Genton Cockrum Partner

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  • News Briefs — 5/2/19

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    Newsom Directs State Agencies to Prepare Water Resilience Portfolio for California

    SACRAMENTO — As climate change continues to threaten the state’s water infrastructure and reliability, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order April 29 directing his administrati

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  • AQMD Designates Carson as “Environmental Justice” Community

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Lyn Jensen, Carson Reporter Carson, Wilmington and West Long Beach have been designated as a single “environmental justice” community by the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board as part of “Year 1 Implementation” of recent amendments to Californ

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