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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
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
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
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
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.
BUSINESS
August 26, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Several of the nation's biggest trade associations have fired a warning shot across the bow of the Port of Los Angeles, urging it to cease lobbying efforts to change a federal law that could greatly affect the way cargo is hauled into and out of the nation's seaports. The warning came Tuesday in a letter signed by 24 groups representing U.S. retailers, agricultural interests, apparel and textile firms, trucking groups and logistics officials. It's a response to the port's recent hiring of Atlanta-based Gephardt Group to try to change part of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act to help reduce air pollution at the port.
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
July 18, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Cargo traffic at most of North America's busiest seaports in June crept slightly above the recession-wracked numbers recorded in May -- but not at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's biggest freight complex. Such a month-to-month decline is unusual at this time of year, port officials said. That's because June is when the ports usually see a pre-holiday retail season mini-bump in business from back-to-school products arriving from overseas. "It's a concern.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2009 | Ronald D. White
Traffic at the nation's busiest seaport complex showed another steep drop in May compared with the same month in 2008, although some economists say the ports could begin to recover late this year. Last month, container imports at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest, were down about 18%. Exports from the port were down 7.1% for the month, dropping by the equivalent of about 150,000 cargo containers. Through May, imports to the port were down 17.7% to about 1.
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