• POLA Moves 808,728 TEUs

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — The Port of Los Angeles handled 808, 728 twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs in January. While it is a slight decrease compared to January 2017’s record of 826,640 TEUs it is significantly higher than the port’s most recent 5-year January average of 683,033 TEUs. January 2018 imports incr

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  • $10K Reward Offered for Information on CSULB Student’s Shooter

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Feb. 14, homicide detectives announced a $10,000 reward for information on a person suspected of killing Cal State University Long Beach honor student. The reward, sponsored by Mark Ridley-Thomas and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was announced at the CSULB campus.

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  • Garcetti Names LACERS GM

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LOS ANGELESOn Feb. 7, Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed the appointment of Neil Guglielmo as general manager of the Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System, known as LACERS. Guglielmo’s appointment is subject to the Los Angeles City Council confirmation. As general manager of LACERS,

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  • Brown Declares Fred Korematsu Day

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 30 as Fred Korematsu Day. Fred Korematsu was born on Jan. 30, 1919 in Oakland, Calif. He was a civil rights leader who refused to relocate under the Japanese-American internment policy during World War II.  He was arrested for his defiance. T

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  • AltaSea Names McOsker as CEO

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — On Jan. 25, AltaSea’s Board of Trustees named Tim McOsker as its chief executive officer. The appointment will be effective Feb. 1. McOsker, a life-long San Pedro resident, is chairman of the board of the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce and a board member of Harbor Interfaith Se

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  • Brothers Face 10 Years in Prison for Tax Filing Scheme

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]LONG BEACH — On Jan. 26, two Long Beach  brothers guilty of  filing more than 200 false tax returns and for aggravated identity theft of the deceased, are facing almost 10 years in federal prison. Adam Amadeo Battani, who also goes by Ayman Ahmed El-Assadi, 42, and his brother, Sam Amadeo Battani, who also

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  • POLA Breaks All-Time Record

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — On Jan. 12, the Port of Los Angeles announced that it moved  more cargo in 2017 than in any time in its 110-year history, racking up 9,343,192 twenty-foot equivalent, or TEUs, a 5.5 percent increase over 2016’s record-breaking year. It’s the most cargo moved annually by a Western Hemisphere p

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  • Global Warming’s Clearer Role in Wildfires

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor The Thomas Fire became the largest recorded wildfire in California history this week, the first of a far-flung splatter of fires triggered by Santa Ana winds starting on Dec. 4. The Creek, Rye and Little Mountain fires erupted the next

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  • FCC Ends Net Neutrality

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission, headed by Donald Trump administration appointee Chairman Ajit Pai, voted along party lines of 3-2 to repeal regulations protecting net neutrality. Pai, the face of Trump'roll back of Barack Obama era policies in the telecommunications indus

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  • Central SP Elects Neighborhood Council Members

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SAN PEDRO — On Nov. 14, the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council filled five out six vacted seats. The board members elected are Port of Los Angeles High School teacher Rachel Bruhnke, web developer Louis Caravella, educator and neighborhood block captain Jane Castillo, environmental science degree holder B

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