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SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record Wednesday at Port Royal with a seven-under-par 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots over U.S. Open champion Justin Rose at Southampton, Bermuda. Trailing by four shots with 10 holes to play, Scott pulled ahead of his good friend for the first time with a six-iron that settled inches from the cup on the par-five 17th for a tap-in eagle. Rose pulled his approach and had to settle for par. Rose, who opened with a 67, had a 69 in the 36-hole exhibition for the four major champions of the year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2013 | From KTLA
Firefighters extinguished a transformer fire that broke out Tuesday morning at a shipping-container terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. The blaze was reported at about 7:30 a.m. at the TraPak Inc. facility in Wilmington, about a half-mile north of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, KTLA reported. Before attacking the fire, Los Angeles firefighters waited for confirmation from the L.A. Department of Water and Power that the transformer had been shut down. “There are no structures threatened at this time,” said LAFD spokeswoman Katherine Main.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Not one but two new Chromebooks went on sale this week, the HP Chromebook 11 and, as of Thursday, the Acer C720 Chromebook. Both machines run Google's operating system, but how do they stack up? Here's a quick breakdown: Screen Both laptops appear to be using the same if not very similar screens. They feature an 11.6-inch screen with 16:9 ratios and 1,366 by 768 pixel resolutions. Size and weight The two machines are also very similar in size and weight. The C720 Chromebook weighs 2.42 pounds and is 0.7 inches thick while the Chromebook 11 weighs in at a slightly lighter 2.3 pounds and just a tad thinner at 0.69 inches thick.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By David Zahniser and Dan Weikel
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that the top executive at the Port of Los Angeles will retire at the end of the year, the first department head to announce a departure during Garcetti's review of high-level managers. Geraldine Knatz, who has been running the nation's busiest port since 2006, will leave her post in November but stay on until the end of December. Garcetti thanked Knatz for her service and said Gary Lee Moore, now the city engineer, will be acting general manager at the harbor department until a permanent replacement is found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By David Zahniser, Catherine Saillant and Dan Weikel
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday that the top executive at the Port of Los Angeles will leave at the end of the year, the first department head to announce a departure during Garcetti's review of high-level managers. Geraldine Knatz, who has been running the nation's busiest port since 2006, will retire at the end of the year. Garcetti also announced that Gary Lee Moore, currently the city engineer, will serve as acting general manager at the harbor until a permanent replacement is found.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2013 | Ricardo Lopez
At least 15 port truck drivers with a Carson-based trucking firm went on a 24-hour strike scheduled to culminate in a Tuesday rally, alleging their employer is trying to thwart their efforts to unionize. The action against the company, Green Fleet Systems, began late Monday when truck drivers and their supporters picketed outside the company's Carson facility. Truckers contend that company supervisors have been illegally dissuading them from joining a union -- an allegation Green Fleet denied.
BUSINESS
August 27, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
At least 15 port truck drivers seeking to unionize at a Carson-based firm went on strike Monday night, kicking off a week's worth of planned labor actions. Labor groups organizing strikes and rallies are aiming to draw attention to low-wage workers in industries including fast food and logistics.  On Monday, port truck drivers picketed  outside Green Fleet Systems' Carson facility. They allege their employer has tried intimidating workers in an effort to discourage them from organizing.
OPINION
August 21, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in the middle of appointing city commissioners, considering applications from roughly 30 department chiefs who are trying to keep their jobs, negotiating a labor contract with the union for Department of Water and Power workers - and engaging in military maneuvers in his role as a reservist for the Navy. OK, no, he's not exactly on maneuvers, he's in his annual training. And it's not on a ship in the Coral Sea or even off Catalina. It's in the city of Bell, just a few miles southeast of City Hall.
BUSINESS
July 25, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON - President Obama urged Republican lawmakers Thursday to approve billions of dollars in new federal spending on roads, bridges and ports as he continued for a second day to try to build momentum for his stalled economic proposals. Speaking at the port in Jacksonville, Fla., Obama laid out a broad case for spending on infrastructure, arguing that it would ripple through the economy, boost the still-struggling middle class and make U.S. businesses more competitive. "If we don't make the necessary investments to ensure that America's a magnet for good jobs - investments in education, manufacturing, research, and transportation and information networks - we're just waving the white flag of surrender to other countries as they forge ahead in this global economy," Obama said.
WORLD
July 14, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM -- The explosions that rocked the Syrian port city of Latakia last week, destroying a weapons cache, continue to reverberate in regional politics as accusations and denials abound. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to say Sunday whether Israel was responsible for the July 5 attack, as has been reported. "I am not in the habit of saying what we did do or didn't do," he told CBS' Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation. " What Netanyahu would say was that his policy is "to prevent the transfer of dangerous weapons to Hezbollah and other terror groups ... and we stand by that policy.
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