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    Local Leaders Demand More Oversight of Torrance Refinery

    Torrance On Sept. 19, outside a EPA and SCAQMD meeting held in Torrance, Al Muratsuchi, Congressman Ted Lieu and environmental advocates called for more oversight of Torrance Refineries. They presented an oversight and safety plan that includes a ban on modified hydrofluoric acid and a commitment to work toward alternatives. On

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  • POLA’s Green Bonds Make $35.2 million Worth of History

    SAN PEDRO – The Port of Angeles issued $35.2 million in green bonds on Sept. 15 to become the first U.S. port to venture into the growing sustainability bond market, in which investors support projects and companies making social and environmental improvements. The POLA’s green bonds were independently reviewed Sustainalytics, a globa

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  • ************ ALERT ************ **** WNC Selection Do-Over ****

    In August, EmpowerLA used its power of “exhaustive measures” to take over the Wilmington Neighborhood Council’s elections. The decision was due to the council’s failure to have quorum for several months in 2016 and its failure to expend its budget for two cycles. According to the Read More

  • RLn BRIEFS: Sept. 9, 2017

    Long Beach Aligns with State Minimum Wage Schedule

    LONG BEACH — On Sept. 6, the Long Beach City Council unanimously voted the city’s wage raise schedule with the state, which will raise the minimum wage to $13 by 2020. Senate Bill 3 was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in April. The state reaches a $15 mark in 2022, a year later t

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  • RLn BRIEFS: July 27, 2017

    Court Places BNSF on Hold, Indefinitely

    WILMINGTON — BNSF’s environmental analysis was put aside as inadequate, July 26, when a $500 million railyard in Wilmington was placed on indefinite hold in a final judgment. The judgment affirmed that because the development was close to low-income areas on public land the s

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  • News

    RLn BRIEFS July 12, 2016

    Art Piece Stolen on First ThursdayArt

    SAN PEDRO — Four men and a woman are suspected of stealing painting valued at $10,000 from TransVagrant /Warshaw Gallery in San Pedro. The incident to

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    RL NEWS Briefs/Updates: June 28, 2016

    Man Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    SAN PEDRO — A man, believed to be in his 20s, was killed on June 23 at 2 a.m., while walking near the intersection of Palos Verdes Street and 9th Street in San Pedro. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin. Los Angeles Police Department officials said that a maroon veh

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  • RL NEWS Briefs: June 17, 2016

    Long Beach Ranked No. 1 Port in North America

    LONG BEACH — The Port of Long Beach has again been recognized as the Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, June 16, in Shanghai. The shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News hosted the event. The award is bestowed by impo

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    RL NEWS Roundups: June 14, 2016

    News: LA Council Approves San Pedro Public Market Lease

    SAN PEDRO — On June 10, the Los Angeles City Council approved the 50-year ground lease for the San Pedro Public Market. Proponents of the redevelopment are hoping the $150 million project on 30-acres will transform the waterfront into a tourist destination. The approval came thre

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  • *** RL NEWS Briefs *** April 22, 2016

    Mayor Garcetti Releases Proposed Budget for 2016 LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti released a new budget proposal for the 2016-17 fiscal year for the City of Los Angeles on April 20. The $8.76 billion budget includes a major focus on addressing the city’s problems with homelessness, underfunded police, crime and preventio

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