• Man in a Wheelchair Struck in Long Beach

    Long Beach — On Oct. 29, a man crossing the street with his wheelchair was stuck while crossing the street near Alamitos and Orange avenues in Long Beach, officials said. Seventy-two-year old Bong Kim apparently was seated in his wheelchair when suddenly entered the roadway from the east side of Alamitos Avenue. Long Beach Police Department of

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  • Congressional Freight Panel Reports on Infrastructure

    San Pedro — In a report produced Oct. 31, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation found that significant investment is needed in our freight transportation system. The group of 11 members of Congress signed off on their 100-plus page report, which included a call to dedicate fundi

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  • Long Beach Man Killed on 10 Street

    Long Beach — Juan Estrada was gunned down, at about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 21, on 10th Street in Long Beach, officials said. Long Beach Police Department officers found the 24-year-old man on the sidewalk with multiple gunshots to his upper torso near the 2500 block of 10th Street. He was pronounced dead at about 12:39 a.m. at a

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  • Truckers Shut Down Terminal

    Oakland, Calif. — Truck drivers stopped commerce, Oct. 21, at the SSA Marine Terminal, a big terminal within the Port of Oakland, protesting working conditions and rising hauling costs. About 100 pickters rallied outside of three entrances to the SSA Marine terminal, shutting down traffic when workers refused to cross protest lines. The tru

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  • Garcetti Announces Harbor Commission Appointments

    Los Angeles — Mayor Eric Garcetti, announced Oct. 22, his appointment to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. The Board of Harbor Commissioners oversee the management and operation of the Port of Los Angeles. The five-member board is appointed by the mayor and confirme

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  • Long Beach Agrees to Pension Deals with Three Unions

    Long Beach — On Oct. 22, the Long Beach City Council agreed to pension reforms with three unions. The deals did not include paying more toward retirement costs. Contract with City Manager Pat West and other city management still are in limbo. The city council voted 5-4, councilmen Robert Garcia, Steven Neal, Dee Andrews and Al Austin oppose

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  • LA Provides City Finance Information

    Los Angeles — On Oct. 23, Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin announced the launch of Control Panel LA, which posts a variety of data so that taxpayers can see where their money goes. Much of the data, such as employee salaries, already are obtainable but this consolidates the information into a

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  • Mayor Issues Executive Directive for Great Streets Initiative

    LOS ANGELES—Mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced the implementation of the Great Streets Program. The program focuses on specific improvements to defined corridors throughout Los Angeles. The Great Streets Program is created through an executive directive, which creates a working gr

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  • Ponte Vista Caps Homes to 700

    SAN PEDRO — On Oct. 6, iStar Financial, the Ponte Vista developers, announced that it is capping the homes for the project to 700, with no rental properties. The apartment building proposed for the south side of the site has been taken off the plans. Now the 2.4 acres will be replaced with a public park on Western Avenue, which will be open to

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  • Garcetti Previews Performance Data Website, 100 Days

    LOS ANGELES —  On Oct. 8, Mayor Eric Garcetti detailed his work to reorganize and refocus the mayor’s office and city departments during his first 100 days in office. In his first 100 days in office Garcetti cut the mayor’s office from more than a dozen deputy mayors to four. He als

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