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February 12, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach Mayor Ernie Kell, mounting a vigorous defense of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, led a delegation to the Pentagon on Thursday in an attempt to persuade Navy officials that the facility will be indispensable to the service's future mission and should not be closed. Kell and his four-member delegation told top military officials, including Adm. Frank D.
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NEWS
June 15, 1989
One of the world's most historic warships, the battleship Missouri, will be open for visitors Saturday at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard to anyone who picks up a free ticket from any of the Navy recruiting offices in Los Angeles County, a Navy spokesman said. The 45-year-old ship won a place in history in September, 1945, in Tokyo Bay when Japanese government officials came aboard and signed the surrender documents that ended World War II. The Iowa-class battleship is one of four that were recommissioned under President Reagan's defense buildup.
NEWS
February 28, 1995 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scaling back its plans to shut down more military installations in California, the Defense Department has targeted only the Long Beach Naval Shipyard and a small Air Force base near Sunnyvale on its recommended hit list to be unveiled today, according to congressional sources. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1988 | CHRIS WOODYARD, Times Staff Writer
The Navy has decided to have three cruisers overhauled at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard as originally scheduled and not open the lucrative contracts to bids from private shipyards, officials said Friday. But private shipyards will have a chance to compete for work on a fourth warship that had been scheduled to enter the Long Beach yard for renovation in the next fiscal year, Assistant Navy Secretary Everett Pyatt said in a letter to Sen. Pete Wilson (R-Calif).
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June 15, 1993 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seizing a final opportunity to plead for thousands of jobs jeopardized by proposals to close military bases, a California congressional delegation urged an independent panel on Monday to spare the already hard-hit state from further economic hardship. A parade of 17 elected California officials told the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission that the state has suffered a disproportionate share of job losses from two earlier rounds of defense cutbacks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1995
Amid rumors that the Long Beach Naval Shipyard will be recommended for closure, a group of Los Angeles-area House members Friday made a final plea to the No. 2 official at the Defense Department to spare the 42-year-old facility. Deputy Defense Secretary John Deutch listened to arguments from members of Congress and a state assemblyman that shutting down the shipyard would be a military and economic mistake.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1988
Attempting to save about 1,000 jobs at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, the county Board of Supervisors is urging the Navy to assign the cruiser Halsey to the shipyard for overhaul in 1989. The supervisors voted also to request support from Gov. George Deukmejian and California's congressional delegation in the lobbying effort.
NEWS
September 8, 1988
The commanding officer of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard acknowledged that the facility was issued an unsatisfactory rating by the naval inspector general earlier this year, but told the yard's 5,100 workers that the situation is being corrected. Navy Capt. Larry D. Johnson, writing in his weekly front-page column in the Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996
The days of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard may be numbered, but area business leaders say the site's usefulness will keep it afloat. Various industries are discussing how to recycle the Terminal Island shipyard, perhaps as a ship repair facility or a port storage site. Nothing has been ruled out, however, by the 23-member committee appointed by the Long Beach City Council to investigate the site's reuse potential.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996
Harbor-area communities may soon take over naval housing projects that no longer will be needed by the government after the closure of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard. The White Point naval housing project, San Pedro housing project and Palos Verdes housing project are expected to be named surplus by the federal government within three weeks, according to a spokesman for harbor district Councilman Rudy Svorinich. When that happens, harbor district officials will begin planning how to use the land.
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