- Reporters Desk
Homicide Detectives Investigate Shooting Death
CARSON — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau detectives are responding to the 23800 block of Avalon Boulevard in Carson to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of man.
The incident took place at about 10 p.m. Aug. 25. The man was taken to a local hospital at the time of the shooting and was pronounced dead at about 10 p.m. Aug. 26.
Port Outlines Safety Protocols in Wake of China Tragedy
SAN PEDRO — After the Aug. 12, tragedy near the Port of Tianjin involving hazardous materials, Acting Port Police Chief Tom Gazsi reported to the Harbor Commission on a wide range of safety, inspection and storage protocols for hazardous materials at the Port of Los Angeles. He said that all explosives and Class 7 radioactive materials entering and leaving the port are inspected by several government agencies. Highly explosive materials are allowed on port property for a maximum of five hours. Additionally, all dangerous cargo that passes through the Port requires a permit.
Another Power Outage in Long Beach
LONG BEACH — On Aug. 27, a vault fire shut down power for about 2,739 Southern California Edison customers in Long Beach.
This is the fourth incident of its kind in two months. The outage, which took place at about 2:40 p.m., extended from Pacific Coast Highway to Magnolia and Hill Street to 16th Street. The heat wave may have had something to do with the fire. However, SCE officials have not confirmed the reason for the incident and say that the other incidents have no relation to yesterday’s outage.
POLB Names Human Resources Managing Director
LONG BEACH — On Aug. 24, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners selected veteran human resources executive Louis Gutierrez as the port’s managing director of human resources and team development.
Gutierrez, an attorney and former Fortune 500 company executive, will lead a new bureau dedicated to supporting recruitment, hiring and training of Harbor Department personnel.
In his current position as vice president of Human Resources for the Lewis Group of Companies, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development companies, Gutierrez heads the Human Resources Division, serving more than 500 employees, and overseeing the Lewis Group’s talent acquisition, benefits/compensation, succession, learning, executive development and employee relations functions.
He previously served as an executive managing human resources at Cox Enterprises and divisions of Time Warner, The Walt Disney Co. and Viacom.
Gutierrez earned a bachelor’s degree in communications studies and a law degree from UCLA.
In this key executive role, Gutierrez will focus on enhancing the strategic alignment of the Human Resources and Team Development Divisions with the ongoing business of the Harbor Department, which runs the second-busiest container port in the United States.