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November 11, 1993
A tentative settlement was reached Wednesday after a one-day strike by security guards that halted about 70% of the loading and unloading of ships in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. More than 50 security guards belonging to the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union set up picket lines at seven terminals in the Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor on Tuesday, officials said. Members of other locals of the union refused to cross the picket lines.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and Ben Welsh
Since the day he took office in July, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has pledged heightened accountability at City Hall. For better or worse, facts began tumbling forth in the new " performance" section of the mayor's website Tuesday, Garcetti's 100th day in office. Los Angeles sewers overflowed 125 times last year, up from 116 the year before. Police reported more than 104,000 serious property and violent crimes last year, a drop from nearly 144,000 in 2005. And a little more than 5.1 million shipping containers full of goods flowed through Los Angeles Harbor, a drop from 5.4 million the year before.
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SPORTS
December 6, 1992 | STEVE KRESAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Harbor, which had a promising season hindered by injuries to its best two running backs, recovered to end on a positive note Saturday. The Seahawks beat Orange Coast, 9-3, in the K-Swiss Classic Saturday at Los Angeles Harbor. L.A. Harbor (8-3) scored on its first two possessions, then relied on a determined defense that limited OCC to minus-one yard in total offense in the first half, and 131 yards in the game.
BUSINESS
August 21, 2013 | By Roger Vincent
Los Angeles developer Urban Partners has joined with Seattle and New York developers to form a company that will build multifamily properties in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. The new firm is specializing in apartments and condominiums in well-established city neighborhoods. Urban Partners was behind such large-scale projects as the University Gateway luxury rental student housing outside USC and the Del Mar Station apartment complex at a Gold Line stop in Pasadena.
NEWS
August 26, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Port officials and the U.S. Coast Guard, hoping to prevent ships from running aground in the nation's busiest seaport, have agreed on guidelines that specify underwater clearances for vessels in Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors. Under maritime law, the guidelines carry no enforcement powers and are merely advisory for the masters of the 7,000 ships that call on the ports each year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1993 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move praised for its potential economic and environmental benefits, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday moved toward closing the city's troubled Terminal Island sewage treatment plant so that millions of gallons of waste can be treated each day at a larger facility in Carson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2004 | Solomon Moore, Times Staff Writer
Smugglers crammed 50 undocumented immigrants into a 44-foot luxury sailboat built for eight passengers and attempted to sneak into the Port of Los Angeles in what authorities described as the harbor's largest maritime smuggling operation in a decade. Acting on an anonymous tip, the Coast Guard converged on the boat Monday night, several days after the C'est La Vie had been rented from a local charter company.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the 24 Russian sailors who have been stranded in Los Angeles Harbor for the past three months, the voyage to America has been one unlucky break after another. Their luck took another turn for the worse recently when a relief expedition sent from Russia reportedly made it only as far as Mexico City before turning around and heading home, leaving the hapless Russian sailors still stranded in the harbor aboard their ship, the Gigant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1991 | GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In many ways, it's an environmentalist's dream. Every day, the giant machine hammers hundreds of tons of discarded cars, refrigerators and other junk into fist-sized chunks, turning mountains of metal refuse into valuable scrap for export. But water-quality officials say the metal-shredding plant on Terminal Island has a dark side. As Hugo Neu-Proler Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1989 | GEORGE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wilmington community activists, who have been pressing the Harbor Department to expand a waterfront area set aside for redevelopment, got half of what they wanted from harbor commissioners Wednesday. The commissioners voted to expand the project area by eight to 10 acres but did not include the former Heinz Pet Food Cannery building. "They did exactly what we anticipated they would do," said George De La Torre, chairman of the Wilmington Community Citizens Advisory Committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A series of small earthquakes shook the South Bay and Los Angeles Harbor on Friday morning, when temblors ranging from magnitude 2.2 to magnitude 3.0 struck off the coast before 5 a.m. It started with a magnitude 2.2 earthquake centered about 7½ miles southwest of San Pedro at 3:55 a.m., followed by a magnitude 2.9 quake at 4:19 a.m. about seven miles off Ranchos Palos Verdes. Six minutes later, a short distance away, the biggest one of the morning - magnitude 3.0 - rattled morning residents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby. The Natural Resources Defense Council, the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Unified School District filed lawsuits on Thursday and Friday, challenging the proposed Southern California International Gateway, a 153-acre facility that will border homes, schools and parks in West Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times
The weather-beaten lighthouse that has stood sentry at the entrance to Los Angeles Harbor for nearly 100 years is getting a fresh start. Beginning this week, more than $1.8 million will be spent repainting the Angels Gate lighthouse and shoring up its eroding exterior. The lighthouse, which continues to blink out warnings to passing boaters, has been in decline for years, its paint peeling, iron gates rusting and damaged cornice hanging limply. The remodeling is designed to shore up the lighthouse by metalizing its base and repairing the holes in its stucco tower.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2011 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Voters in the Harbor area may be feeling a touch of election fatigue. In July, they cast votes in a special congressional election that sent Democrat Janice Hahn to Washington. In early November, they'll be asked to go to the polls again, this time to choose Hahn's successor on the Los Angeles City Council. Already, brightly colored campaign signs dot the district, which includes San Pedro, Wilmington, Harbor Gateway and Watts. The flurry of endorsements and campaign mailers is well underway.
BUSINESS
March 29, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, long known as America's gateway for imported goods, are trying to generate more export business as the international trade sector struggles to regain its sea legs. The mission is vital for the twin ports and the thousands of people who work on the docks as well as for trucking companies, warehouses and logistics businesses in Southern California: A new report shows that the local ports' reliance on foreign toys, clothing and other products heightened the region's economic suffering when the global recession squeezed the flow of imports, while ports with more balanced operations fared better and now are recovering more quickly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2010 | By Louis Sahagun
Southern California air regulators proposed tougher rules Friday to ensure that the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reduce their share of deadly emissions from ships, trains, big rigs and cargo-handling equipment, prompting harsh objections from harbor officials. The so-called backstop rules, unveiled during a South Coast Air Quality Management District governing board meeting in Long Beach, would enable regulators to enforce the voluntary pollution reduction targets set by the ports to control soot and smog over the next decade and impose financial penalties if needed.
SPORTS
May 24, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Greg Dyer of the Lake Washington Sailing Club and John Simpkins of the Cortez Racing Assn. won all five of their races to sweep the Melges 24 and F-27 trimaran fleets, respectively, in the IBM/Sailing World National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) regatta outside Los Angeles Harbor.
BUSINESS
January 16, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
The Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, is negotiating with an alternative-fuel vehicle manufacturer to purchase and evaluate the company's heavy-duty, zero-emission trucks, which use a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid electric power system. The company is Vision Industries Corp. of Florida, doing business as Vision Motor Corp. in California. Vision's research and development facility is in El Segundo and its manufacturing plant is in Whittier, said its president and chief executive, Martin Schuermann.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2010 | By Ronald D. White
The nation's two busiest cargo container ports -- Los Angeles and Long Beach -- ended a terrible year in international trade with strong December numbers that might signal the beginning of a long-awaited economic rebound. The Port of Los Angeles, which ranks first in the U.S., handled 562,990 cargo containers last month, a tiny increase of 0.35% over the 561,033 recorded in the same month a year earlier. The increase was driven by a huge 40.2% increase in exports, which climbed to 153,836 containers from 109,704 a year earlier.
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