Clinic Spells Community with a Capital W

On April 17, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

Hilda Ávila (no relation to Random Lengths News Assistant Editor Zamná Ávila) found an act of goodness when she was searching for a doctor to get a regular physical examination at the Wilmington Community Clinic.

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By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

I became a journalist to add my grain of salt onto the world through information and for the betterment of humanity. And, while I admire newsrooms who maintain themselves at a distance, I often wonder what makes political endorsement acceptable, but support through truth and information unethical.


Someone to call CASA

On June 10, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Avila, Assistant Editor

Lisa Slayton had a rough start at life. In total, she has lived in eight foster homes and about five group homes. She was alone. That is, until she became a ward of the court at the age of 14. That’s when she met Sam Herod.


LBCCD Board Member Fights to Keep Seat

On April 8, 2016, in Blog, News, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
Irma Archuleta isn’t afraid of a challenge, especially when it comes to wearing different hats in her profession.
“I always take life as a challenge,” Archuleta, 63, said. “It’s about the challenges you take and the challenges that you are able to conquer.”

Photo By Phillip Cook
Article by Zamná Ávila, RLn Assistant Editor

These days, people who complete an educational program are caught in a catch-22. Employers require candidates to have work experience in addition to their credentials. Michael Song wanted to solve this problem, at least for the students who completed Los Angeles Harbor College’s architectural program.


Photo by Phillip Cooke
By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
San Pedro resident Rosa Casarrubias has worked as a waitress at the Long Beach Westin Hotel for nine years. Thanks to Measure N, a local ballot referendum approved in 2012 to raise the minimum wage for Long Beach hotel workers to $13 an hour, Casarrubias earns $13.78 an hour. But the 45-year-old mother said it’s not enough.

The June 26 Supreme Court ruling that made it legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states was a major step forward in the fight for equality. As a Latino with intersecting identities, I understand that the fight for civil rights has not ended.
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The New Ponte Vista’s Come Back

On January 29, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila
Ponte Vista  Courtesy of iStar Financial

Ponte Vista
Courtesy of iStar Financial

On Jan. 14, iStar Financial, the latest developer of the controversial Ponte Vista project, announced its decision to limit the project to just 830 residential units.

The 830-unit project was the chosen alternative in the latest draft environmental impact report, which was released Nov. 8. The report also included a 1,135-unit alternative—a far cry from the 1,495 to 2,300 proposed in 2005 by Bisno.

“Eight-thirty would still be too dense,” said Diana Nave, president of the Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council.

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