• Port to Test New Clean-air System for Ships

    The Port of Long Beach will fund testing of a new air pollution-control technology for docked cargo ships, thanks to an agreement approved Feb. 12, by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Under the pact, the Port would rely upon regional air quality authorities to oversee a demonstration project to thoroughly assess both the safety and

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  • Former LAPD Chief Endorses McDonnell

    LONG BEACH — On Feb. 13, former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton announced his support for Jim McDonnell in his campaign to be elected Sheriff for Los Angeles County. McDonnell, who has served as chief of the Long Beach Police Department since 2010 and served as the second in command in the Los Angeles Police Department, ann

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  • LA County Workers Approve New Contract

    LOS ANGELES — On Feb. 12, more than 55,000 LA County workers represented by SEIU Local 721 just voted to approve a visionary new labor agreement with LA County management. Tens of thousands of LA County workers voted by a huge margin — more than 95 percent —to approve the contract. Voting started three weeks ago and ended at 5 p.m. Feb.

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  • LB Commission Appoints New Environmental Planning Director

    LONG BEACH — On Feb. 13, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners announced the appointment of  Heather A. Tomley as the director of environmental planning. She will be charged with leading Green Port environmental initiatives. Tomley has been serving as the Long Beach Harbor Department’s acting director of environmental planning since

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