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October 15, 1993
Following in the footsteps of the Los Angeles City Council, the Board of Harbor Commissioners has voted unanimously to end its policy of not doing business with companies with financial ties to South Africa. The policy, which divested city pension funds from South African investments and forbade departments from contracting with companies doing business there, took effect in August, 1986.
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May 27, 2010 | Jeff Gottlieb
Nearly 100 years of being battered by the waves, winds and rain, to say nothing of the sea gulls, have taken its toll on the Angels Gate Lighthouse at the entrance to Los Angeles Harbor. The paint is peeling and its iron walls have rusted. The cornice has pulled away and hangs sadly. Inside the 73-foot-tall lighthouse, portions of the floor have rotted where water seeped in. "That's your first impression if you're traveling by sea to Los Angeles," said businessman Gary Dwight.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a clean air plan requiring shipping companies to buy and maintain a modernized fleet of big rigs and employ thousands of independent truckers who currently operate under contract. A spokesman for the American Trucking Assn. derided the plan as a "scheme to unionize port drivers" and vowed that his group would sue the port.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1988
Floyd D. Clay of Wilmington has been appointed to the Los Angeles Harbor Commission to fill the vacancy created by the death of Commissioner Kenneth Lord, Mayor Tom Bradley announced Friday. Clay, 45, is a member of the Los Angeles County District Council of Carpenters executive board. Clay's appointment is subject to approval by the City Council. The Harbor Commission, a semi-autonomous body, oversees operations at the Port of Los Angeles.
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February 22, 1997
John C. Cosgrove, 84, insurance executive, former harbor commissioner and philanthropic leader. Cosgrove, born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University, was formerly president of Cosgrove & Company, founded by his father, and was division president of its successor, Marsh & McLennan. He was named to the Los Angeles Harbor Commission in 1954.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1998
Reflecting increased competition in the shipping industry and the port's ongoing effort to cut costs, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission has adopted a $317-million budget for the 1998-99 fiscal year, $49 million less than last year's budget. "The new fiscal budget strongly reflects the management practices required to succeed in the present-day environment of extremely fierce competition," said Leland Wong, president of the Harbor Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996
Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren's office filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Harbor Commission to recover $20 million that the port had paid the city for police and other services provided since 1977. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of the State Lands Commission, which oversees trust properties such as the port, also seeks an injunction to keep the port from transferring any more money to city coffers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Thursday unanimously approved a clean air plan requiring shipping companies to buy and maintain a modernized fleet of big rigs and employ thousands of independent truckers who currently operate under contract. A spokesman for the American Trucking Assn. derided the plan as a "scheme to unionize port drivers" and vowed that his group would sue the port.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Thursday approved a controversial proposal to increase ship calls by 30% at one of the West Coast's largest shipping terminals and add 1,800 daily truck trips to an area already struggling to cope with some of Southern California's most polluted air. About 200 people attended the commission hearing at Banning's Landing Community Center in Wilmington. The panel voted 4 to 0 to certify the environmental impact report for the $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The city Harbor Commission on Thursday voted unanimously to proceed with a long-awaited Wilmington waterfront project, prompting applause and a few cheers from residents at the meeting. The port has long ignored the working-class neighborhood that has borne the brunt of harbor air pollution and traffic. But the commission appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa agreed to a $10.8-million contract with Sasaki Associates to plan and design the waterfront revitalization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 2005 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles harbor commissioners zeroed in Wednesday on what promises to be one of the toughest challenges facing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa: how to expand the nation's largest seaport while slashing air pollution that threatens the health of residents who live near the port. The panel's new president, S. David Freeman, sternly told port managers to accelerate efforts to pinpoint new ways to cut emissions from ships, trains and trucks serving the port.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 15, 2005 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved an annual budget Tuesday after the port staff trimmed its planned spending in response to concerns from Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa about flat revenue estimates. The $693.5-million budget calls for $418.6 million in capital and operating expenses, an 11% decrease from the draft budget that port interim Executive Director Bruce Seaton proposed last week. After Villaraigosa raised concerns, the port staff shaved spending by $68.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission will consider cutting its proposed operating budget for next year by 11% today to accommodate concerns by Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa that port revenue may be lagging too much to support the spending plan, officials said Monday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2005 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission bowed Wednesday to a request from Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa and postponed approval of a proposed $693.5-million budget as well as a 50-year lease for a port-owned marina in San Pedro. Villaraigosa, who does not take office until July 1, faxed two letters to the port Tuesday asking for time to review the proposals and sending a message that he intends to closely monitor the actions of the city's commissions in the final days of Mayor James K.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1993
The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners this week unanimously approved the transfer of $44 million in port revenues to the city to help balance its budget. The Legislature authorized cities to seek funds from their ports in its September budget session when it cut $53 million in state money slated for Los Angeles. The Harbor Commission's approval means the city will be allowed to request the $44 million next year.
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November 8, 1995 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State authorities have ordered the Los Angeles Harbor Commission not to pay the city up to $80 million in fees for municipal services. But Mayor Richard Riordan's office insisted Tuesday that the city will not refund a $20-million portion of the sum that the harbor panel already has paid, setting the stage for a legal battle with the State Lands Commission, which oversees trust properties, including the Port of Los Angeles.
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June 8, 2005 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa, in his first public foray into the city's business since his May 18 victory, called on the Harbor Commission on Tuesday to delay votes scheduled for this morning on two major port financial matters. Villaraigosa faxed a letter Tuesday evening to Commission President Nicholas Tonsich, asking that commissioners postpone approving the annual budget until port staff reassesses projected revenues, a spokesman for the mayor-elect said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2004 | Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission on Wednesday tapped a London-based shipping firm to set up a "green terminal," marking the first time the nation's largest seaport has crafted a lease aimed at reducing air pollution. Commissioners voted 5 to 0 to begin final negotiations with P&O Nedlloyd Container Lines, the world's fourth-largest container shipping firm, which has promised to use cutting-edge clean-air technology at the site.
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