Founded in 1979 as a counterbalance to the conservative, corporate- owned daily paper, Random Lengths News draws on the rich history of the Los Angeles Harbor Area. The name harkens back to a description of the lumber that used to...
The California First Amendment Coalition (CFAC) filed a complaint against the City of Los Angeles after the Council refused to “cure and correct” an inadequately noticed February 18 agenda item that surreptitiously called for 4,000 City workers and positions to be cut.
Most people knew Art as the very white Los Angeles councilman in the heavily Latino northeastern district, who was elected sometime in the late ‘60s. So Art became the councilman representing El Sereno, Eagle Rock and Glassell Park, among others. He held the post for nearly two decades.
He was a red-headed Irishman who looked like the Marine he had been. But he was born in Lincoln Heights at the bottom of the Great Depression, so it was natural he learned to speak Spanish.
In 2002, John Judis and Ruy Teixeira wrote a book, "The Emerging Democratic Majority," predicting the broad outlines of a demographic shift that would inexorably favor Democrats in the long run. On Election Day, Nov. 6, their prediction was confirmed.
It was typical of Obama not to dwell on or dig deep into the dirty tricks being deployed by his political enemies. But it's not just him that's the target, it's millions of potential voters and American democracy itself that's at stake.
The good news is that Jon Stewart will have no shortage of material for The Daily Show in the foreseeable future. The bad news is that the good people of South Carolina's 1st Congressional District will hang their heads and deny their origins when they travel beyond the Lowcountry in the foreseeable future.
A Greensboro staffing agency executive whose opulent lifestyle once included the adornments of luxurious homes, a yacht and the financing of movies and nightclubs has been reduced to answering charges of tax evasion in federal court with the assistance of a public defender.
The 2004 election map of red and blue states eerily mirrors the pre-Civil War map of “free” and “slave” states and territories. Only now we can refer to the red states, the former slave states, as “anti-gay” states.