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June 23, 1999 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The next week is critical for the highest job-generating "industry" in Southern California, international trade. Negotiations for a new contract between 90 shipping companies that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will go down to the wire. It's almost certain there won't be a strike--a shipper participant in the negotiations says privately that "there is nothing on the table that can't be worked out."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2000 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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BUSINESS
April 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County Opposes Chevron Plan: The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors said Chevron should not be allowed to use tankers to transport millions of barrels of crude oil from offshore platforms at Port Arguello to refineries in Los Angeles while a 170-mile pipeline is being built. The board adopted this position and sent a letter to the California Coastal Commission to raise the issue at the commission's meeting today in Marin County.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1999 | JAMES FLANIGAN
The next week is critical for the highest job-generating "industry" in Southern California, international trade. Negotiations for a new contract between 90 shipping companies that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will go down to the wire. It's almost certain there won't be a strike--a shipper participant in the negotiations says privately that "there is nothing on the table that can't be worked out."
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
FOOD
January 30, 2008 | Russ Parsons
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 1996 | GERI COOK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
November 28, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 22, 1988 | KATHERINE M. GRIFFIN, Times Staff Writer
When Half Moon Bay fisherman Steve Fitz returns phone calls these days, he identifies himself as "former fisherman, current dump site director." Fitz, spokesman for the Half Moon Bay Fishermen's Marketing Assn., is only half joking. He still makes his living fishing for dungenness crab and dover, rex and petrale sole in the ocean waters off picturesque Half Moon Bay, 20 miles south of San Francisco.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Santa Barbara County Opposes Chevron Plan: The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors said Chevron should not be allowed to use tankers to transport millions of barrels of crude oil from offshore platforms at Port Arguello to refineries in Los Angeles while a 170-mile pipeline is being built. The board adopted this position and sent a letter to the California Coastal Commission to raise the issue at the commission's meeting today in Marin County.
NEWS
February 8, 1990 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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."
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