CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2013 |
Air quality regulators have ordered the embattled Vernon battery recycler Exide Technologies to cut production after an air monitor revealed lead emissions had exceeded health standards over a 30-day period. The excessive lead emissions occurred even as elected officials and community members across southeast Los Angeles have been calling for the plant's closure amid an outcry over high arsenic emissions. Last week, in an unprecedented move, state and Los Angeles County officials unveiled a plan to make blood tests for lead available to a quarter of a million people who might be affected by the emissions.
July 3, 2012 |
Television production in and around Los Angeles has continued to slide, keeping overall production numbers flat in the most recent quarter, according to a report released Tuesday from FilmL.A. Inc. The nonprofit organization, which issues permits for Los Angeles and parts of L.A. County, reported that on-location production was down 0.4% for the three months ending June 30 (11,209 permitted production days) compared with the same period in 2011 (11,260 days). Television shoots, which accounted for 30% of all production days in the quarter, showed the most worrisome decline.
June 13, 2012 |
In his newest Hollywood role, Sid Ganis has gone from promoting the Oscars to pitching a sprawling film studio complex in China. In an interview, the former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences predicted that Wuxi Studio outside of Shanghai will become a magnet for Hollywood productions within a few years. "It took 100 years for our industry to evolve and our studios to be working at full capacity," said Ganis, a consultant and honorary chairman for Wuxi.
March 22, 2011 |
The natural disasters that struck Japan's northeast continued to wreak havoc on the nation's economy on Tuesday, with two of the country's largest carmakers announcing further delays in resumption of production at their plants because of continued disruption in parts supplies. Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co., which were scheduled to resume production at their earthquake-affected plants early this week, said Tuesday that operations would not begin again until the weekend. Toyota had suspended operations at four plants, Honda at three.
November 27, 1985
The company said it plans to resume production of aldicarb at its Institute, W.Va., unit in late December or early January to meet demands for agricultural chemicals during the next growing season, company officials said. The firm's aldicarb unit was shut down Aug. 11 when a mixture of aldicarb oxime and methylene chloride leaked from a storage vessel, sending 135 people to area hospitals.
September 29, 2004 |
Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., Japan's two largest carmakers, may start production in Russia to boost their market share in what is expected to be the world's third-fastest-growing car market over the next four years. The carmakers said they were examining setting up factories in the country. They would be following General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co., which has a five-month waiting list for its Russian-built Ford Focus.
March 24, 2011 |
Toyota Motor Corp. expects to halt some production in the United States because of a parts shortage caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. "We continue to assess our supply base in Japan," the automaker said Wednesday. "Some production interruptions in North America are likely. It's too early to predict location or duration. " Toyota has factories in Georgetown, Ky.; San Antonio, Texas; and Princeton, Ind. Toyota said that it was working with its suppliers to minimize any disruptions and that for now, its dealers had an "ample" supply of vehicles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 |
The geothermal power plants at Southern California's Salton Sea don't just produce electricity, they also trigger thousands of temblors not far from one of the West Coast's most dangerous earthquake faults, a new study says. Research published online Thursday in the journal Science found that as production rose at the Imperial County geothermal field, so did the number of earthquakes. From 1981 through 2012, more than 10,000 earthquakes above magnitude 1.75 were recorded in the area.
March 18, 2011 |
General Motors Co. is suspending production of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at a factory in Shreveport, La., for at least one week starting Monday because of a shortage of parts coming from Japan. About 900 employees work at the plant. The workers will file for state unemployment benefits and will also receive some supplemental pay from GM that will bring their income to about 70% of their regular wages, according to the automaker. All of the major Japanese automakers have suspended production in Japan because of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the island nation last week, but GM's closure was the first indication that damage to the auto parts supply chain would affect production in the United States.
September 26, 2012 |
Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. cut its revenue projections as supplier problems and production delays hurt sales of its Model S sporty hatchback. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday, the Palo Alto automaker said it has had trouble producing the number of vehicles it anticipated since launching production of the car in June. Tesla said it will generate $44 million to $46 million in third-quarter sales, compared with the roughly $80 million analysts had projected based on the company's production goals.