CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 |
As state air pollution officials step up inspections of diesel exhaust from big rigs, some of their best allies are truckers themselves. They are pushing the Air Resources Board to enforce pollution rules more aggressively for trucks in advance of a Jan. 1 deadline. Truckers are also the No.1 tipsters, placing anonymous calls and sending emails to finger competitors they say are gaining an unfair advantage by not upgrading their engines or installing expensive filters that capture harmful diesel particulates before they are released into the air. Diesel exhaust is the worst remaining pollution source on roadways.
August 27, 2013 |
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.
July 7, 2013 |
Character actor Donal Logue is performing the tricky but enviable task of juggling roles in three cable series - BBC America's "Copper," the History Channel's "Vikings" and "Sons of Anarchy" on FX. He talked about the series that's currently on the air, "Copper," a day before flying to Ireland to film "Vikings. " Let's start with "Copper. " Is it true that you went after the role of ward boss Brendan Donovan? No, "Copper" was something quite unexpected, literally a phone call on a Tuesday afternoon before I started shooting on Monday.
June 7, 2013 |
Blond and petite Linda Kelly looks as if she'd be right at home doing a fashion shoot or performing on a flashy network series. But the 32-year-old Kelly probably wouldn't be caught dead near a fashion runway. Her runway is concrete, icy and often treacherous. Kelly, who lives in Wasilla, Alaska, is one of the star attractions of the seventh season of "Ice Road Truckers," History's reality series about truckers navigating dangerous roads as they haul materials to far-off rural areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2012 |
The truck driver convicted of manslaughter after a fatal 2009 collision on Angeles Crest Highway in La Cañada Flintridge is taking his case to an appeals court. Marcos Costa, 46, was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after his 2011 conviction in the deaths of Palmdale resident Angel Posca, 58, and his 12-year-old daughter, Angelina. His case will be heard by the 2nd District Court of Appeal on Jan. 29. Angel Posca was driving through the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and Foothill Boulevard on July 1, 2009, when Costa's truck, which had lost its brakes, barreled down Angeles Crest and slammed into the car before striking a building.
September 22, 2012 |
Content from A&E and the History Channel -- including such shows as "Pawn Stars" and "Ice Road Truckers" -- disappeared Friday from Netflix as a licensing deal between the companies expired. People familiar with the negotiations offered differing accounts of what transpired. One party, who declined to be named because of the confidentiality of the matter, said talks are ongoing. Another person with knowledge of the matter said Netflix elected not to renew the deal because the shows aren't heavily in demand.