• Community Groups Host People’s State Of The City

    LONG BEACH– People from 15 community-based organizations gathered Long Beach residents together for the fourth annual People’s State of the City on May 27, at Stephens Middle School in Long Beach. The free event attracted individuals from across the city to dialogue on issues affecting residents including jobs, housing, education, immigration,

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  • RL NEWS Briefs — May 22, 2015 — Longshore workers approve 5-year contract

    Longshore workers approve 5-year contract SAN FRANCISCO — On May 22, West Coast Longshore workers voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement reached in February with employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association. Twenty-nine experienced slowdowns this past February due to contract disputes and suspension of

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  • RLn ANNOUNCEMENTS: May 20, 2015

    May 21 Peak Relief Chassis Proposals Sought LONG BEACH — The Port of Long Beach will seek bids on the creation of a new fleet of truck chassis for peak periods of the year, complementing the existing equipment used to haul cargo containers to and from terminals. The “peak chassis fleet” is planned to be im

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  • LA City Council Gets on Road to Minimum Wage Increase

    LOS ANGELES — On May 19, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to request that the city attorney prepare and present an ordinance that establishes a citywide minimum wage. The provisions of the ordinance need would begin July 1, 2016 increasing annually from $10.50 in 2016 to $12 in 2017, $13.25 in 2018, $14.25 in 2019 and $15 in 2020. Bu

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  • Long Beach Innovation Team Members Chosen

    LONG BEACH — On May 18, Mayor Robert Garcia announced that Long Beach has hired its first Innovation Team (i-team). The team, funded by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, will function as an in-house research and development unit. The i-team will focus first on economic development, advising the City on how best to stimulate growth, create

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  • RL NEWS Briefs for the Week: May 18, 2015

    POLA Container Volumes Slip 6% in April SAN PEDRO — April 2015 containerized cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles decreased 6.1 percent compared to the same period this past year. The port handled a total of 662,973 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in April 2015. Comparatively, the previous April was particularly robust

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  • RL NEWS Briefs of the Week: May 15, 2015

    Tanaka and Carey Plead ‘Not Guilty’

    LOS ANGELES — On May 14, Paul Tanaka and William Thomas Carey plead not guilty to obstruction of justice during their appearance in court at the Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles. A trial was scheduled for July 7. Both were released yesterday aftern

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  • RL NEWS Briefs: May 1, 2015

    Boyd Put on Administrative Leave SAN PEDRO — Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka issued as statement after a federal grand jury indicted the chief of police for the Port of Los Angeles on corruption and tax charges. “In light of Thursday’s announcement by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Los Angeles Port Police

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  • Chief of Los Angeles Port Police Named in Federal Corruption Case

    LOS ANGELES – On April 30, a federal grand jury indicted the Port of Los Angeles chief of police on corruption and tax charges. The corruption charges in the indictment relate to a scheme in which Chief Ronald Jerome Boyd stood to financially benefit from the development of a social networking program that would become the official smartphone

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  • RL NEWS Briefs: April 27, 2015

    Teamsters Picket the Harbor LONG BEACH — On April 27, the Teamsters union started informational picketing at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles. The Teamsters are targeting four non-union trucking companies: Pacific 9 Transportation, Intermodal Bridge Transport, Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport. The comp

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