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January 19, 2006 | Ronald D. White, Times Staff Writer
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach hoisted 14.2 million shipping containers in 2005, the most ever, driven by ever-increasing trade from Asia, particularly China and India. The nation's busiest seaport complex moved 8% more containers than in 2004, when the two seaports handled a record 13.1 million 20-foot equivalent units, the international maritime standard for measuring containerized freight.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1986
Having his ranking aides take drug tests may make President Reagan feel better about the caliber of advice he is getting. But it won't do anything for an estimated 74,000 wretches in Los Angeles County who are addicted to heroin and getting no help with their habits except from drug pushers. It will take money and treatment programs expanded out of humanity rather than hysteria to help those addicts and the thousands more who get hooked every month on cocaine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1996
The nation's Asian American population has long been acclaimed as the "model minority" for its achievements in education, the professions and business. But this is a diverse group, composed of both immigrants and U.S.-born citizens of Asian and Pacific heritage, and has had its share of problems. Many have found the American dream elusive, and even some of those who achieve it are paying a price.
BUSINESS
March 14, 2012 | By Ronald D. White
The nation's busiest seaport complex had a down month for cargo statistics in February compared with a year earlier, but officials blamed it in part on an early Chinese New Year's celebration that idled factories in that nation. Combined, for example, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach moved a total of 445,835 cargo containers carrying imported goods last month. That was a decline of 12.5% from a year earlier. Chinese factories traditionally close for the celebration for a week of more, said Art Wong, a spokesman for the Long Beach port.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2012 | By Kenneth R. Weiss, Los Angeles Times
The masterminds of an international rhinoceros horn smuggling ring pleaded guilty in a Los Angeles federal court to illegal wildlife trafficking, money laundering and tax evasion. The pleas Friday wrapped up the first phase of a nationwide crackdown on the lucrative horn trade to Asia. Vinh Chuong "Jimmy" Kha and Felix Kha, who have been jailed since their homes and import-export business in Garden Grove and Westminster were raided in February, probably face about five more years in prison under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.
BUSINESS
September 11, 1994 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Few places on Earth have been described in such rich statistical detail. But then, the Pacific Rim is an idea in search of a definition, and it needs something tangible to glue it together. That's why anyone with a stomach for numbers can discover the growth rate of its aggregate GNP, the output in megawatts of its new power plants or the purchasing power of its emerging middle class. Memorize some of this minutia and you're a Pacific Rim expert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 1998
The California Coastal Commission will decide during the first week of February whether to approve a modest expansion of Soka University's Calabasas campus. The debate over the university's future has been ongoing since 1990, and the commission's approval is the last step in a regulatory process that has largely incorporated the concerns of local residents. The current proposal is supported by a range of groups that include the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Valley Industry and Commerce Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2004 | Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may be headed for China and Japan later this year as part of a campaign to use his celebrity to market California and promote international trade. The Asia trip -- to last at least a week -- would follow a shorter trip to Mexico being considered for this summer. Over a three-day span earlier this month, the governor visited Israel, Jordan and Germany.
OPINION
October 25, 2006
ANGELENOS DIDN'T GET to cast a vote in Panama's referendum Sunday, but it could have a major effect on what is arguably the region's most important industry. And no, we don't mean Hollywood; L.A.'s port complex is the largest in the nation, and world trade routes might be on the verge of a significant switch. Panamanians overwhelmingly supported a $5.
NEWS
February 13, 1994 | Researched by ADAM S. BAUMAN / Los Angeles Times
What will the economy of the future look like? No one can predict exactly how economic growth patterns will evolve. But, based on past and current trends, it's possible to project which jobs will grow--or shrink in the years ahead. * The geography of the economy will be as uneven tomorrow as it is today. A coming boom in multimedia and interactive technology, for instance, could benefit the Hollywood area and the San Fernando Valley.
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