February 8, 1990 |
The tanker that spilled oil off the coast of Huntington Beach on Wednesday night was one of as many as two dozen tankers that sail the waters off Southern California in any given 24-hour period, industry officials said. "It's a busy coast," said Joseph Bradarich, manager of BP Oil Shipping, the company that chartered the tanker. "We're not the only company chartering ships out the coast here, and I'd describe the traffic as moderate to heavy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2000 |
Citing threats to harbor jobs and the safety of seafarers, dockworkers in the county's ports are mounting a campaign to prevent foreign crews of cargo ships from performing allegedly illegal longshore tasks while at sea and in local waters. Under federal law and many international labor contracts, dock work is, with some exceptions, off limits to merchant seafarers.
November 16, 1993 |
As stranded cargo and freight continued to pile up in Los Angeles-area ports and rail yards Monday, a nationwide strike led by independent truckers has also left many Central Valley growers unable to ship fruits and produce bound for export. "It puts everything at a standstill," said Mike Burchett, an owner of Fruit Unlimited, a Visalia-based exporter that has been forced to postpone shipments of oranges and other fruits headed to Asian markets.
January 30, 2008 |
Finding a decent assortment of fresh oysters can be a challenge at even the best fish markets. But with just a little planning, that's not a problem. Oysters ship remarkably well, and at the website for Taylor Shellfish Farms on Puget Sound you can order your choice of Virginicas, Pacifics, Kumamotos and Olympias -- or a mix of all four -- and they'll be on your doorstep in just a couple of days. Even better, order one of their gift boxes and you'll also get an oyster knife, shucking instructions and a copy of seafood maven Jon Rowley's essay on the art of eating an oyster.
February 29, 1996 |
In August 1994, the Federal Trade Commission passed a ruling making it illegal for mortuaries to add a "handling" charge for a casket purchased outside the funeral home. This ruling opened an avenue for the consumer to purchase a casket outside the mortuary and thereby save a considerable amount of money. Direct Casket, based in Van Nuys, offers free shipping in Southern California and free storage for those who want to purchase their casket in advance.
November 28, 1990 |
In a surprise move, Chevron Corp. said Tuesday that it would begin limited production and pipeline shipments of oil from its long-idle Point Arguello offshore project while it appeals a decision by Santa Barbara County to bar oil tankers from the project. Chevron, which leads a consortium of 18 oil companies, said it would produce up to 20,000 barrels a day of heavy crude--about a fifth of the project's permitted capacity--and ship it by pipelines to refineries outside Southern California.