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September 12, 1997
Why has Los Angeles Harbor, the second busiest port in the U.S., imposed a 0500 to 2000 (5 a.m. to 8 p.m.) workday on ship movements? The city has refused to budge on its original offer to the Los Angeles pilots, while the pilots have reduced their original demands. The strike is now in its ninth week, and shippers are experiencing major delays. The Harbor Department insists that things are running normally. This does not appear to be "collective bargaining." What is the city's Harbor Department trying to prove, at the expense of the port's reputation?
July 31, 1997
One of Los Angeles' striking port pilots was arrested Wednesday after officers found him in a daze with a loaded revolver and about a pound of marijuana, Long Beach police said. A Long Beach Harbor Patrol officer responding to a call about a suspicious person found Joseph Silva, 52, in a Long Beach Harbor maintenance yard Wednesday afternoon. Silva was "incoherent," said long Beach Police Cpl. Harry Erickson. The officer found a loaded .
June 13, 2003 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will receive more than $27 million in federal grants to beef up security at the nation's busiest harbor complex, federal officials announced Thursday. The grants, which will be spent on new patrol boats, improved surveillance equipment and new command centers, go at least part way toward addressing what some local officials have said is a shortage of funding for measures to guard against terrorism.
May 30, 1985 | NIESON HIMMEL and JACK JONES, Times Staff Writers
A 16-month investigation into a suspected oceangoing drug ring ended Wednesday with the pursuit and capture of one vessel at sea off the Southern California coast and the seizure of another in Los Angeles Harbor, the Coast Guard announced. Seven suspects were taken into custody and 11 tons of marijuana seized aboard the 65-foot Gary Lyn at its Wilmington berth by U.S. Customs Service and Los Angeles Harbor Patrol officers shortly before 6 a.m.
March 7, 1985 | LEONARD GREENWOOD and TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writers
The Great White Steamer Catalina disappeared from its mooring in Los Angeles Harbor last weekend and has turned up at anchor off Ensenada, but the ship's owners said Wednesday they have "no idea at all" what it is doing there. "Nobody told us it was being moved," said Ruth Singer, who has been co-owner of the Catalina since her husband, Hymie, bought it for her as a Valentine's Day present in 1977. "Maybe it's been stolen."
April 22, 1999 | MONTE MORIN
The Vincent Thomas Bridge, the sole automobile crossing for the main channel of the Los Angeles Harbor, will be closed to traffic from 4 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday because of a retrofitting project. Drivers should use the Harbor Freeway, Pacific Coast Highway and the Terminal Island Freeway as detours. The bridge connects San Pedro and Terminal Island. All traffic lanes will be closed for workers to upgrade steel structures at both ends of the suspended portion of the bridge.
October 27, 1999
Restitution paid by a cruise ship line for causing an oil spill in Los Angeles Harbor will help expand girls basketball programs in Watts and Wilmington, Los Angeles City Atty. James Hahn said Tuesday. Hahn presented a $20,000 check to the basketball programs run by a partnership between the Amateur Athletic Foundation and the Watts / Willowbrook and Wilmington Boys and Girls Clubs. The Los Angeles Sparks women's basketball team will support the program by conducting clinics at the two clubs.
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