• 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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  • John Farrell: Tiger of San Pedro’s Theater Reviews Dies at 63

    Photo Courtesy of Steve Moyer The Random Lengths News family is mourning the death of the paper’s longtime theater reviewer, John Farrell. Farrell died May 7 at the age of 63. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office had yet to determine Farrell’s cause of death as of press time. However, he was known to suffer

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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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  • GINA’S CHOICE AWARDS AT THE WEST COAST BBQ CLASSIC

      [gallery ids="9915,9916,9917,9918,9919,9920,9914"] By Gina Ruccione, Cuisine Writer If you were unable to attend the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary May 9, I feel sorry for your loss. What you missed was some of the best barbeque this side of the Mississippi, so allow me to paint a picture for you.

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  • Human Trafficking:

    A Look at Modern Slavery in the Harbor Area

    By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor Editor’s Note: Above is a still photo from the film, Niña Quebrada, which tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her boyfriend upon arri

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  • Filling in the Blanks

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    Harbor Commissioner Dave Arian leaves nothing unsaid at POLAHS State of the School address

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor In four minutes and some change, Harbor Commission member Dave Arian spoke clearly and directly about a new place the Port of

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