Lyn Jensen's Blog: Manga, Music, and Politics

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Location: Anaheim, California, United States

Regular contributor ("Carson City Limits" and other content) for Random Lengths (circulation 56,000) in San Pedro, CA, 2001-present. Manga reviewer: LA Alternative (circulation 150,000), 2005-2006. Some manga reviews also ran in NY Press around this time. Entertainment reporting: Music Connection (circulation 75,000), 1983-1906. Travel writing: Oakland Tribune (1998) and Life After 50 (2006). Other bylines: Goldmine, Star Hits, Los Angeles Reader, Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, Blade, BAM, Daily Breeze, LA Weekly. Specializations include community news reporting, writing reviews (book, theater, concert, film, music), copywriting, resumes, editing, travel writing, publicity, screenwriting, lecturing, and content development. Education: B. A. Theater Arts, UCLA. Post-grad work, Education, Chapman University.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

SBPA in Random Lengths, 2/10/12

Group Offers Support for Job Seekers
By Lyn Jensen

Random Lengths, Feb. 10, 2012: "Pat Bruggeman was temporarily evacuated from her Carson mobile home during the fire of this past Oct. 27, 2011. Although that disaster is behind her now—her home suffered only minor smoke damage and her insurance company quickly settled—she is still facing another issue: unemployment..." Read more on page 4 of

Random Lengths ran correction in Feb. 23 issue: We apologize for misidentifying the term "ninety-niner" in the third paragraph of Lyn Jensen’s story “Group Offers Support for Job Seekers” in the Feb. 9 edition. In reference to unemployment benefits a “ninety-niner” is someone whose unemployment benefits have been exhausted after ninety-nine weeks, the maximum time allowed, hence the term “ninety-niner.”