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  • International cast of all-star brewers highlights the Festival in San Pedro

    International cast of all-star brewers highlights the Festival in San Pedro

    More than 70 of the world's best brewers from more than a dozen countries will be pouring their beers under one roof in San Pedro next week when the Festival comes to Southern California. The Festival, named one of the seven best beer festivals in the country by CNN, brings a roster of brewing...

  • Events: History of hot sauce, banh mi, sustainable seafood and a French chef

    Events: History of hot sauce, banh mi, sustainable seafood and a French chef

    Longtime Los Angeles Times food writer and historian Charles Perry will deliver a lecture to the Culinary Historians of Southern California on the history of hot sauce on Oct. 11. His story winds back through tomato ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to the 17th-century English infatuation with Asian...

  • Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class

    Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class

    Milo’s Kitchen, a California-based dog treat company, is hopping on the food truck bandwagon with Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck. The truck is selling treats exclusively for man’s best friend and will be visiting several dog parks around Los Angeles starting Thursday. Dogs can choose from a selection...

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  • Developers reveal plans for $100-million makeover of Ports O' Call

    Developers reveal plans for $100-million makeover of Ports O' Call

    For years, San Pedro's faux New England fishing village Ports O' Call has been down on its luck.The collection of Old English, New England and Spanish styled buildings that opened in the 1960s have long showed their age. Shops sat empty. And while packed on weekends, the village was decidedly sleepy...

  • Get your Korean banchan fix at the Foodshop, a new restaurant in Koreatown

    Get your Korean banchan fix at the Foodshop, a new restaurant in Koreatown

    Name of restaurant: The Foodshop Concept: Korean banchan (the side dishes commonly found with various other Korean specialties, including hot pot and barbecue) and kimchi in a deli-like setting. The specials change daily.  What dish represents the restaurant, and why? The banchan, of course. And...

  • The Griffith Park Teahouse to reappear on Knoll Hill in San Pedro today

    The Griffith Park Teahouse to reappear on Knoll Hill in San Pedro today

    The Griffith Park Teahouse, which mysteriously appeared on a peak in Griffith Park in June, surreptitiously installed by a collective of anonymous artists, is set to make its first public appearance today after being removed by the city.  The structure, which captivated Angelenos when it first...

  • Man killed in drive-by shooting; off-duty LAPD officer exchanges gunfire with suspect

    An off-duty Los Angeles police officer exchanged gunfire with a suspect after a deadly drive-by shooting early Saturday in San Pedro, police said. The officer was driving his personal vehicle near 12th and Gaffey streets at about 2:15 a.m. when he witnessed a drive-by shooting, said LAPD Officer...

  • There's a destination craft brewery opening at the Port of L.A.

    There's a destination craft brewery opening at the Port of L.A.

    After months of delays and setbacks, Brouwerij West, San Pedro’s destination craft brewery, is scheduled to open its tasting room doors Feb. 27. Known for a line of Belgian-inspired ales packaged in colorful bottles, Brouwerij West has been around since 2010, but its founder Brian Mercer has never...

  • Weekend tour: A fresh look in San Pedro

    Weekend tour: A fresh look in San Pedro

    Set on a corner lot in the South Shores area, this new-look contemporary pairs high-end finishes with indoor-outdoor spaces for a light and airy aesthetic. Eye-catching details include swiveling glass doors, a glass-enclosed wine rack and a wall fireplace done in white Valentino marble. Fire and...

  • The Broad museum announces its first special exhibition: 'Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life'
    The Broad museum announces its first special exhibition: 'Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life'

    "Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life" will be the first special exhibition at the Broad, the contemporary art museum in downtown Los Angeles will announce Wednesday.

    Running from June 11 through Oct. 2, the exhibition will feature nearly all of the 125 Sherman works in the Broad's permanent collection....

  • City Section, LAUSD trying to come up with solution for Marine League hostilities

    There's a problem in the Marine League. The rivalries are producing incidents on the field and off the field, leading to increasing concern among administrators in the City Section and LAUSD.

    Last spring, San Pedro and Carson engaged in a baseball brawl, followed on Jan. 29 by a soccer incident...

  • At least two presumed dead after plane crashes into ocean off San Pedro
    At least two presumed dead after plane crashes into ocean off San Pedro

    The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a private plane and its two passengers after failing to find any sign of life in the waters between San Pedro and the Los Angeles Harbor where it went down Friday afternoon.

    The Coast Guard said it halted its efforts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday after...

  • Football: Mike Walsh is stepping down at San Pedro after 25 years as coach

    The Ctiy Section is losing another football coaching icon.

    Mike Walsh, the head coach at San Pedro for 25 years, is leaving the position. The school is already advertising for a new coach.

    "It's kind of shocking," Athletic Director Bob Schatz told the Daily Breeze. "I don't know how in the world...

  • How much house does about $400,000 buy in Southern California?
    How much house does about $400,000 buy in Southern California?

    How do housing prices in Los Angeles compare with the rest of the Southland? Here’s a sample of homes for sale in the low $400,000s in L.A.., Riverside, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

    SANTA BARBARA: This manufactured home on a hilltop in the Rancho Santa Barbara area takes in panoramic mountain...

  • Body found in water near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro
    Body found in water near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro

    A man was found dead in the water near Point Fermin Park in San Pedro on Thursday, according to police officials.

    The body of an adult male was pulled from the water about 4 p.m. and airlifted to shore, said LAPD Lt. Eric W. Holyfield with the Harbor Division.

    The cause of death has not yet been...

  • 2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape
    2015 in review: How income inequality pervades the L.A. landscape

    Doris Tillman of South Los Angeles had lost her husband, her job and her water service, so she did what people do here in a gilded metropolis that throws curses at people on the fringes — she adapted.

    When I think back on the year 2015, I'll conjure up an image of Tillman at 71, bending into a...

  • Megaship docks in L.A. as change roils shipping industry
    Megaship docks in L.A. as change roils shipping industry

    The largest container ship ever to arrive at a North American port is now docked at the southern tip of Los Angeles, a sign of the rapid changes underway in the global shipping industry.

    The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, which arrived Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles on a maiden voyage from China...

  • Janice Hahn calls for independent oversight of Port of L.A.'s anti-pollution efforts
    Janice Hahn calls for independent oversight of Port of L.A.'s anti-pollution efforts

    Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro) is throwing her support behind the demands of harbor-area residents calling for independent oversight of the Port of Los Angeles after its failure to impose air quality improvements at one of its busiest shipping terminals.

    "It is incredibly troubling that the Port...

  • 'Star Wars' surprise: Gustavo Dudamel conducted parts of 'The Force Awakens' score
    'Star Wars' surprise: Gustavo Dudamel conducted parts of 'The Force Awakens' score

    One of the surprise stars in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is a musical one: Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted the opening and end titles music by composer John Williams.

    Dudamel recalled his disbelief when Williams called to ask for the conductor's help.

    ...

  • Authorities investigating body found in San Pedro harbor
    Authorities investigating body found in San Pedro harbor

    Police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found in the waters off San Pedro, authorities said Thursday.

    The body was pulled from the water near Berth 206 in the harbor just before 8 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters said.

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    There were no obvious...

  • Debbie Allen's 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' moves to Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    Debbie Allen's 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' moves to Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    The sixth annual presentation of Debbie Allen's quirky, kid-friendly "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker" will move to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from UCLA this year to accommodate what have been sell-out audiences, Allen said.

    The show, which she wrote, choreographed and directs, will star Raven-Symone...

  • Craftsman homes around Los Angeles for less than $750,000
    Craftsman homes around Los Angeles for less than $750,000

    The Craftsman bungalow, popularized during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is a prominent fixture in the Southland, with variations found throughout Southern California.

    In anticipation of the nonprofit preservation group Pasadena Heritage’s upcoming 24th...

  • Fire captain hospitalized for exertion after blaze erupts at San Pedro business
    Fire captain hospitalized for exertion after blaze erupts at San Pedro business

    A fire captain experienced extreme exertion and was hospitalized Monday morning after a blaze broke out in a San Pedro commercial building.

    The fire erupted in the 500 block of South Pacific Avenue around 4:15 a.m. along a row of businesses, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles...

  • Body of man shot to death found in water near Point Fermin
    Body of man shot to death found in water near Point Fermin

    Los Angeles police detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in the water Thursday morning near Point Fermin in San Pedro. 

    Officers responded to the 900 block of Paseo Del Mar about 8:30 a.m. after receiving calls that a man had been shot near the water, said...

  • Video from a previous election used as ammunition in hot House race
    Video from a previous election used as ammunition in hot House race

    Attorney Nanette Barragan, who recently quit the Hermosa Beach City Council and moved to San Pedro to run for a House seat in next year's election, has made much of her roots in the working-class, heavily minority district she now seeks to represent.

    Raised in the Carson area the 11th child of...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point.

    SUN VALLEY: Built in the 1940s, this renovated...

  • How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?
    How much house does $425,000 buy in Los Angeles County?

    What does about $425,000 buy you in Los Angeles? In one area, an early-1900s period home and in another, a newer 3,570-square-foot house with a range of amenities. Here’s a sampling of homes in Los Angeles County on the market at that price point. A red door marks the entrance to this updated and...

  • The Broad Museum: Art feeds young minds
    The Broad Museum: Art feeds young minds

    To the editor: Many thanks for your article on the new (free) Broad Museum, and the wonderful photo of a 2-year-old child enjoying the experience. (“For the sake of art,” Sept. 21)On the same day, I was at Barnsdall Art Park (free) with my 2-year-old grandson, who was experiencing a wall-wide simulation...

  • Intruder fatally shot by San Pedro homeowner during break-in
    Intruder fatally shot by San Pedro homeowner during break-in

    A homeowner who woke up Friday to find a man inside his San Pedro residence fatally shot the intruder, police said.

    See the most-read stories this hour >>

    The homeowner heard the man breaking into the home in the 300 block of West 11th Street about 3 a.m., said Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los...

  • Search continues for body of man missing after fatal crash off Catalina Island
    Search continues for body of man missing after fatal crash off Catalina Island

    Rescue boats plied the waters off Catalina Island on Monday for a boater missing after a crash that killed a fellow passenger.

    The accident near Descanso Bay occurred early Sunday morning when a dinghy carrying five passengers collided with another larger vessel measuring approximately 14 feet,...

  • It took hunting to find the L.A. school board meeting on its superintendent hunt
    It took hunting to find the L.A. school board meeting on its superintendent hunt

    Los Angeles school officials have promised a “transparent” search for the next superintendent of schools, but got that process off to a murky start by the listing of a faulty address for a Sunday morning board meeting.

    The business of the day was to discuss the desired qualities in a superintendent...

  • Tiny houses for homeless at center of legal fight
    Tiny houses for homeless at center of legal fight

    The running legal and political debate at Los Angeles City Hall over how best to manage street encampments is turning to a new issue: tiny, curbside homes on wheels.

    Some advocates for the homeless see the wooden, sometimes colorful single-room structures — about the size of a parking spot — as...

  • Emily's List backs Nanette Barragan, signaling heated House race in L.A. area
    Emily's List backs Nanette Barragan, signaling heated House race in L.A. area

    Emily's List, a nationally prominent backer of female Democratic candidates, is endorsing attorney Nanette Barragan for an open Los Angeles area House seat, giving the relatively unknown candidate a potential boost in credibility and fundraising.

    The endorsement, announced Friday morning in Washington,...

  • Former science teacher accused of having sex with teenage students
    Former science teacher accused of having sex with teenage students

    A 28-year-old high school teacher pursued relationships with underage students by plying them with gifts, including a trip to Disneyland for one student and for another, a rendezvous at a hotel, prosecutors allege.

    Michelle Yeh, who is no longer a teacher, was charged Tuesday with several felonies...

  • L.A. councilman takes aim at tiny homes on wheels
    L.A. councilman takes aim at tiny homes on wheels

    Tiny wooden homes on wheels, roughly the size of garden sheds, have popped up on San Pedro streets as a temporary way to house the homeless.

    The wooden structures are reminiscent of the small home created by a South Los Angeles man that became famous through a viral video, drawing millions of viewers...

  • Learn about Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh at Cabrillo aquarium

    SAN PEDRO

    Salt marsh open house

    Explore the Salinas de San Pedro Salt Marsh with aquarium educators and park naturalists and learn about native plants and animals.

    When, where: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro

    Admission, info: Free....

  • 28-year-old San Pedro teacher accused of sexually abusing her student
    28-year-old San Pedro teacher accused of sexually abusing her student

    A 28-year-old science teacher accused of sexually abusing a teenage student in San Pedro may have found additional victims through online postings in which she offered private tutoring, police said.

    Michelle Yeh took on a temporary teaching assignment with San Pedro High School’s science department...

  • Where to find $1 oysters
    Where to find $1 oysters

    If you love slurping down oysters, pay attention. This is your one-stop guide to finding $1 oysters around town.

    There's a restaurant or bar offering $1 oysters every night of the week. So if you want to indulge nightly, you can. And if you do, we like the way you roll. 

    Bar 10: $1 oysters with...

  • L.A. Port police chase ends with suspect driving off San Pedro cliff
    L.A. Port police chase ends with suspect driving off San Pedro cliff

    Like something out of a Hollywood movie script, a man fleeing police in San Pedro barreled his vehicle through a fence and over a seaside cliff to the rocks 300 feet below, authorities said Tuesday.

    And if that wasn’t enough – he survived.

    “I said it three times, ‘I don’t believe it,’” said Port...

  • What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?
    What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?

    Home sales in L.A.’s South Bay routinely hit seven figures, but what does $1 million buy, exactly? Here’s a sampling of homes in the area that are priced in that range. The three-bedroom home in the Hill section previously sold for $930,000 in 2004. (Realtor.com) HERMOSA BEACH: This stand-alone...

  • What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?
    What does about $1 million buy in L.A.'s South Bay?

    Home sales in L.A.’s South Bay routinely hit seven figures, but what does $1 million buy, exactly? Here’s a sampling of homes in the area that are priced in that range.

    HERMOSA BEACH: This stand-alone townhouse in the Hill section has a partial ocean view.

    Address: 1723 Golden Ave., Hermosa Beach,...

  • County supervisors order audit of $24-million Music Center contribution
    County supervisors order audit of $24-million Music Center contribution

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has ordered an audit of how the Los Angeles Music Center spends the millions in taxpayer dollars it receives for operating expenses each year.

    Noting that the county is providing more than $24 million to the Music Center during the current fiscal year,...

  • Man arrested in deaths of wife, 2-month-old son
    Man arrested in deaths of wife, 2-month-old son

    A man wanted in connection with the death of his wife and their 2-month-old son was arrested early Friday in San Pedro, authorities said

    Los Angeles police said they took Algernon Rieux, 26, into custody at about 2 a.m., hours after the bodies of his wife, Jacqueline Montoya, and son, Joshua, were...

  • Man plunges to death in fall from San Pedro cliff
    Man plunges to death in fall from San Pedro cliff

    A young adult male died Thursday evening after falling from a cliff at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, authorities said.

    Shortly after 8 p.m., the man fell from the cliff in the 800 block of West Paseo Del Mar and the group of people he was with immediately contacted 911, said Erik Scott, a spokesman...

  • Woman wounded in shooting at San Pedro park
    Woman wounded in shooting at San Pedro park

    A woman was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a public park in San Pedro, authorities said.

    The shooting occurred about 4:30 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, which is run by the city of Los Angeles, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman. 

    The woman, whose identity was not released, was taken to...

  • Port of L.A. police chief pleads not guilty in corruption case
    Port of L.A. police chief pleads not guilty in corruption case

    The Port of Los Angeles' chief of police pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of corruption and tax evasion.

    Ronald Jerome Boyd is accused of wire fraud, making false statements to the FBI and tax evasion.

    Boyd, 57, was indicted last month on 16 federal counts; after Friday's plea he was...

  • For women veterans, a housing community to call their own
    For women veterans, a housing community to call their own

    Maria Alcazar beamed as she clutched the keys.

    The Navy veteran surveyed the two-bedroom town house in San Pedro that she could now, finally, call home.

    “You fight for freedom but you carry so much with you after you leave the military,” said Alcazar, 34.

    “But with this: I feel like I’m dealing...

  • Most striking port truck drivers return to work
    Most striking port truck drivers return to work

    Most of the port truck drivers who walked off the job this week went back to work Friday, ending their four-day job action against companies they accuse of wage theft.

    On Monday, organizers said several hundred drivers walked off the job and picketed four companies that serve the Los Angeles and...

  • Man dies after boat crashes into rocks near L.A. Harbor lighthouse
    Man dies after boat crashes into rocks near L.A. Harbor lighthouse

    A man died after his boat crashed into rocks Tuesday near the Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse in San Pedro.

    The boat crashed about 1:21 p.m., prompting an immediate search for survivors, officials say.

    Firefighters searched the hull of the boat and found the man unconscious, said Erik Scott, spokesman...

  • Port truck drivers strike for second day
    Port truck drivers strike for second day

    Some truck drivers who haul goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach struck for the second day Tuesday in a protest against four companies they accuse of wage theft.

    Protest organizers said drivers are picketing the trucking yards of Pacific 9 Transportation, Intermodal Bridge Transport,...

  • Port truck drivers strike against four companies
    Port truck drivers strike against four companies

    Some truck drivers who haul goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off the job Monday, launching a protest against four trucking firms they accuse of wage theft.

    Picket lines went up outside the trucking yards of Pacific 9 Transportation, Intermodal Bridge Transport, Pacer Cartage...

  • Female victims of homicide often know their killers
    Female victims of homicide often know their killers

    The victims vary in age. They were killed in upscale Stevenson Ranch and on the most dangerous streets of South L.A. The specifics may differ, but the homicides of women in Los Angeles County this year take on a deadly rhythm.

    On Jan. 14, Mary Matsumoto, 72, was found shot to death in her San Pedro...

  • Naomi Hirahara, Geraldine Knatz recover L.A.'s hidden history in 'Terminal Island'
    Naomi Hirahara, Geraldine Knatz recover L.A.'s hidden history in 'Terminal Island'

    Naomi Hirahara is on a roll. Not only did she just release her seventh Southern California-based mystery novel, “Grave on Grand Avenue,” but a new nonfiction book, “Terminal Island: Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor” (Angel City Press: 288 pp., $35 paper) -- coauthored with Geraldine Knatz,...

  • Second boy dies after family car plunges into Los Angeles harbor
    Second boy dies after family car plunges into Los Angeles harbor

    A second child has died from injuries suffered after a car carrying his family plunged into the water at the Port of Los Angeles earlier this week, officials said Saturday. 

    Eight-year-old Abdelkrim El Mezayen died Friday afternoon at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, one day after the incident,...

  • Car's deadly plunge into harbor investigated as accident
    Car's deadly plunge into harbor investigated as accident

    Investigators are looking into a crash that left a 13-year-old boy dead and an 8-year-old boy in grave condition after their family car plunged into the San Pedro harbor.

    LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said Friday that the crash was being considered an accident until it's determined otherwise.

    The...

  • Boy, 13, dies after vehicle submerged in the Port of L.A.
    Boy, 13, dies after vehicle submerged in the Port of L.A.

    A 13-year-old boy died and another boy, 8, is in grave condition after they were trapped Thursday in a vehicle that was submerged in the harbor, authorities said.

    Two adults were also in the car; all four people were rescued by firefighters and a diving team from the Los Angeles Fire Department,...

  • Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract
    Union caucus recommends dockworkers approve tentative contract

    A dockworkers caucus recommended that union members approve a tentative labor agreement with shipping companies that ended months of labor strife at West Coast ports.

    Seventy-eight percent of caucus delegates voted Friday for approval of the five-year proposal,  the International Longshore & Warehouse...

  • Imports plunged at West Coast ports amid labor dispute
    Imports plunged at West Coast ports amid labor dispute

    Months of congestion at West Coast ports -- the result of a labor dispute and other logistical problems -- led to major shifts in U.S. trade patterns.

    Import data for the first two months of this year show that the volume of container cargo coming into West Coast ports plummeted nearly 18% compared...

  • Baseball/Softball: Laguna gets first win in baseball
    Baseball/Softball: Laguna gets first win in baseball

    Breakers edge St. Paul behind McInerny's strong pitching, game-winning hit.

  • Baby found after Amber Alert will be taken back to California and mom
    Baby found after Amber Alert will be taken back to California and mom

    A 1-year-old boy who was kidnapped and taken to Mexico after a violent knife attack at his mother’s house was rescued and awaiting return to the United States, Los Angeles police officials said Tuesday.

    The U.S. Marshals Service found Jayden Nathaniel Santiago in Tijuana on Monday evening, said...

  • Amber Alert canceled after abducted 1-year-old boy found in Mexico
    Amber Alert canceled after abducted 1-year-old boy found in Mexico

    A 1-year-old boy who was abducted after a violent stabbing at his mother's San Pedro home was found in Mexico late Monday, authorities said.

    The U.S. Marshals Service located Jayden Nathaniel Santiago in Tijuana, said Officer Jane Kim of the Los Angeles Police Department. 

    About 5:30 p.m., investigators...

  • Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says
    Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says

    The spouses of two West Coast dockworkers and a doctor have sued a union health insurance plan for longshoremen, alleging millions of dollars in legitimate unpaid claims in the last two years.

    The suit, which seeks class-action status, comes just after shipping companies and dockworkers with the...

  • Burroughs High girls' basketball off to semifinals

    Basketball: Top-seeded Indians overcome early drought to defeat Peninsula, 54-45.

  • Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute
    Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has set a Friday deadline for shipping companies and the dockworkers union to end a long-running labor dispute that has clogged West Coast ports.

    Contract talks between the the Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators, and...

  • A quick weekend getaway -- aboard a cruise
    A quick weekend getaway -- aboard a cruise

  • As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'
    As port dispute drags on, labor secretary urges 'immediate agreement'

    Contract talks between shipping companies and the dockworkers union are expected to continue Thursday, as the Obama administration seeks to avoid a costly shutdown of 29 West Coast ports

    On Wednesday, Labor Secretary Tom Perez met with representatives of both sides and “stressed the importance...

  • Labor Secretary to resume talks to break port impasse
    Labor Secretary to resume talks to break port impasse

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is expected to meet with shipping companies and the dockworkers union Wednesday in an attempt to resolve a labor dispute that has intermittently stopped the unloading of ships at 29 West Coast ports.

    The scheduled talks follow Perez's “positive and productive meetings...

  • House members call for swift resolution of West Coast port dispute
    House members call for swift resolution of West Coast port dispute

    A bipartisan group of House members on Thursday called for a "swift resolution" of the labor dispute at West Coast ports, warning that the cargo buildup and partial shutdowns were hurting businesses and posed a major risk to the U.S. economy.

    "We believe this is the greatest threat our nation faces...

  • Ship unloading resumes at West Coast ports amid labor dispute
    Ship unloading resumes at West Coast ports amid labor dispute

    Dockworkers resumed unloading ships at West Coast ports Monday after employers suspended those operations over the weekend amid an ongoing labor dispute.

    The Pacific Maritime Assn., an employer group representing shipping companies, said it stopped the weekend unloading of ships because it didn’t...

  • A bluff-top home with an ocean view in San Pedro
    A bluff-top home with an ocean view in San Pedro

    This ocean-view home in the Point Fermin area of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is perched on the bluffs above Cabrillo Beach. Extensively remodeled in 2011, the custom home has multiple decks and 30 feet of picture windows on two levels that take in picturesque views of the Pacific.

    Location: 4020...

  • L.A. Councilman Joe Buscaino weighing congressional run
    L.A. Councilman Joe Buscaino weighing congressional run

    Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who represents the southernmost stretches of the city, is considering running for a congressional seat that could be vacated by Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro).

    Hahn is weighing a run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which could leave her...

  • Infant found in suspect's SUV after police chase, gunfire
    Infant found in suspect's SUV after police chase, gunfire

    An infant was found in the vehicle of a domestic violence suspect early Saturday after a 5-mile-long pursuit that began and ended in an exchange of gunfire with police officers, the Long Beach Police Department said.

    About 2 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in a domestic dispute...

  • Mediators to help West Coast dockworkers and employers reach contract
    Mediators to help West Coast dockworkers and employers reach contract

    In a de-escalation of heated contract negotiations, West Coast dockworkers and their shipping line employers asked that a federal mediator help them reach a new agreement.The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said late Monday that it received a “joint request” from the parties and that...

  • Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near San Pedro, Calif.
    Earthquake: 3.9 quake strikes near San Pedro, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Tuesday afternoon 12 miles off the coast from San Pedro, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 3:26 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was 14 miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, 15...

  • Miguel drops surprise 3-song EP with odes 'N.W.A.,' 'Hollywood Dreams'
    Miguel drops surprise 3-song EP with odes 'N.W.A.,' 'Hollywood Dreams'

    San Pedro's great young rhythm & blues seducer Miguel has released a surprise new three-song EP, and among its best moments is a refrain -- and title -- dedicated to Compton's essential rap team N.W.A.

    If that's not enough to lift the morning spirits, the track features a fantastic verse by O.G....

  • Retired Costa Mesa police chief takes No. 2 job at Port of L.A. force
    Retired Costa Mesa police chief takes No. 2 job at Port of L.A. force

    The deputy police chief for the Port of Los Angeles — whose first day on the job was Monday — will earn more than $350,000 a year by collecting a pension on top of his new salary.

    Tom Gazsi retired as police chief in Costa Mesa on Sunday and started work for the port police force the next day —...

  • Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit
    Federal investigators probing elite LAFD fireboat unit

    Criminal investigators with the U.S. Coast Guard are probing an elite group of Los Angeles firefighters at the city's port to determine whether federal licensing records were falsified for crew members assigned to large fireboats, The Times has learned.

    In June, a special agent of the Coast Guard...

  • Trucker strike at ports of L.A. and Long Beach ends
    Trucker strike at ports of L.A. and Long Beach ends

    Striking truck drivers from two companies agreed Friday to return to work, organizers said, ending a nine-day trucker protest at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    The two struck companies -- Pacer International Inc. and Harbor Rail Transport -- said in statements that they would not retaliate...

  • L.A.-area port truckers expand strike to three new companies
    L.A.-area port truckers expand strike to three new companies

    A port truck driver strike at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach grew Monday, as protest organizers targeted three more companies that they accuse of wage theft.

    Drivers from QTS Inc., LACA Express and WinWin Logistics Inc. joined an ongoing strike Monday morning, said Barb Maynard, a...

  • Tourism Cares gives L.A.'s waterfront landmarks a good scrub-down
    Tourism Cares gives L.A.'s waterfront landmarks a good scrub-down

    It was a landmark day in every sense of the word. More than 250 volunteers from the travel and tourism world swarmed San Pedro last Friday to paint, scrub, plant, mulch and perform other fix-up duties at L.A. waterfront landmarks big and small.

    Volunteers came from as far away as Australia and...

  • Princess Cruises ship docks in San Pedro after outbreak of norovirus
    Princess Cruises ship docks in San Pedro after outbreak of norovirus

    A Princess Cruises ship docked in San Pedro early Sunday after nearly 170 people on board fell ill in the ship's second outbreak of norovirus this year, officials said.

    Passengers began to show signs of the gastrointestinal sickness a few days into the month-long voyage to Hawaii and Tahiti. All...

  • L.A. truck drivers strike as tension mounts at ports
    L.A. truck drivers strike as tension mounts at ports

    Some truck drivers who work at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off the job Thursday, organizers said, in a protest against two trucking firms they accuse of wage theft.

    The job action — the fifth in about a year — comes amid rising tension between a powerful dockworkers union and...

  • L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says
    L.A.-Long Beach dockworkers slow down on job, management says

     

    Dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are slowing operations to gain leverage during contract negotiations, management said.

    The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents employers operating port terminals and shipping lines, said the International Longshore and Warehouse Union...

  • Football: It's San Pedro's time to mess up the Marine League

    San Pedro (8-1, 3-1) has a chance to really cause confusion in the Marine League and for the City Section Division I playoff seedings if it can knock off Carson (7-2, 4-0) on Friday night at San Pedro.

    As it stands, Carson can win the league title outright with a victory. A loss and it will likely...

  • International cast of all-star brewers highlights the Festival in San Pedro
    International cast of all-star brewers highlights the Festival in San Pedro

    More than 70 of the world's best brewers from more than a dozen countries will be pouring their beers under one roof in San Pedro next week when the Festival comes to Southern California.

    The Festival, named one of the seven best beer festivals in the country by CNN, brings a roster of brewing...

  • Body recovered from bottom of cliff in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park
    Body recovered from bottom of cliff in San Pedro's Point Fermin Park

    A body was recovered Monday from the bottom of a seaside cliff in San Pedro.

    The body was reported by a passerby in the 1000 block of Paseo del Mar in Point Fermin Park, said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

    No specifics about the body were released.

    The remains...

  • Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High football takes on Muir in first-place showdown
    Game of the Week: Crescenta Valley High football takes on Muir in first-place showdown

    Glendale stays at home for league game, while St. Francis, Hoover and Flintridge Prep take to road.

  • Port of Los Angeles cargo volume surges in September, up 7.8% for year
    Port of Los Angeles cargo volume surges in September, up 7.8% for year

    The Port of Los Angeles in September saw its busiest month in eight years, as larger cargo ships called at the port and retailers rushed in goods for the holiday season.

    The port said cargo volume -- including imports, exports and empty containers -- rose 9% from a year earlier. The 775,133 container...

  • Football: Get ready for another battle between Narbonne and San Pedro

    As good as Narbonne has been the last five years in rising to the top as one of the City Section's premier football programs, the Gauchos always know that San Pedro will be one of their toughest games. And now the two Marine League rivals meet in a league opener on Friday at Narbonne.

    In the last...

  • Cancer risk from air pollution drops in Southern California
    Cancer risk from air pollution drops in Southern California

    Southern Californians' cancer risk from air pollution has dropped 65% since 2005 but is still too high in many areas, regional air quality regulators said in a report released Thursday.

    They attribute much of the improvement to tough state and local regulations, incentive programs and cleaner fuels...

  • Events: History of hot sauce, banh mi, sustainable seafood and a French chef
    Events: History of hot sauce, banh mi, sustainable seafood and a French chef

    Longtime Los Angeles Times food writer and historian Charles Perry will deliver a lecture to the Culinary Historians of Southern California on the history of hot sauce on Oct. 11. His story winds back through tomato ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to the 17th-century English infatuation with Asian...

  • Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs
    Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs

    The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday.

    Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup after the fire smoldered for more than a day...

  • Port of Los Angeles operations to resume; fire nearly extinguished
    Port of Los Angeles operations to resume; fire nearly extinguished

    Most of the Port of Los Angeles’ terminals were expected to resume normal operations Tuesday evening after a fire that ripped through the wharf was nearly knocked down.

    Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, said the fire continued to smolder and probably wouldn’t be fully...

  • Football: Don't overlook San Pedro in City Section Division I

    All signs point toward San Pedro being 5-0 going into a Marine League showdown against Narbonne on Oct. 10.

    The Pirates have won their first three games against Morro Bay, Locke and Culver City, not so great competition, but what should make San Pedro fans excited is the play of its young players.

    ...

  • Rand Paul says U.S. intervention made Islamic State stronger
    Rand Paul says U.S. intervention made Islamic State stronger

    Sen. Rand Paul said Friday that the United States’ intervention in the Middle East has made the Islamic State militant group stronger, and that he voted this week against arming Syrian rebels because he fears the weapons would end up in the hands of the terrorists.

    “I think for the last year or...

  • Feet up in San Pedro's Sunken City
    Feet up in San Pedro's Sunken City

    Broken concrete, graffiti and ocean views all collide at Sunken City in San Pedro, the site of a 1929 landslide that caused a number of houses to fall into the ocean.

    Photographer Dennis Benson went exploring with his camera. Rather than taking the typical propped-feet-facing-the-picturesque-beach...

  • Man arrested after allegedly firing at LAPD officers during chase
    Man arrested after allegedly firing at LAPD officers during chase

    A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly fired two shots at Los Angeles police officers, prompting a roughly eight-hour search in San Pedro, officials said.

    The LAPD officers had been trying to stop the man, whose name hasn't been released, about 9:25 p.m. at 8th Street and Grand Avenue...

  • I always feel like somebody's watching me
    I always feel like somebody's watching me

    Although the Tallships Festival is now over, the joy of seeing an enormous rubber duck is something that will never go away.

    One of the funnier photos of Florentijn Hofman's floating artwork, Rubber Duck, comes courtesy of photographer Natalie C. Bell.

    "I have previously seen photos of the art...

  • Football: San Pedro is City Section Division I title contender

    San Pedro will be the only school from the Los Angeles Unified School District with permission to host a football game on Friday night. Morro Bay is traveling to San Pedro for a season opener.

    "That took months to get approved," Coach Mike Walsh said.

    Friday is a day off for the LAUSD, but because...

  • Rubber Duck extends its stay at the Port of L.A. till Sept. 6
    Rubber Duck extends its stay at the Port of L.A. till Sept. 6

    The public has spoken: The duck has extended its stay in L.A. until Sept. 6.

    The six-story-tall bathtub toy has proved so popular — thousands were drawn to the waterfront to see it -- that it will stay longer. It spent part of last week at Los Angeles harbor making a special guest appearance at...

  • Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near San Pedro, Calif.
    Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near San Pedro, Calif.

    A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Sunday evening five miles from San Pedro, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:50 p.m. PDT at a depth of 3.1 miles.

    According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Rancho Palos Verdes, nine miles from...

  • Giant Rubber Duck makes a splash in Port of Los Angeles
    Giant Rubber Duck makes a splash in Port of Los Angeles

    A super-sized childhood bath toy is dominating the harbor in San Pedro today as it continues its world tour.

    A six-story-tall floating "Rubber Duck" is making its West Coast debut at the Port of Los Angeles, where it will lead more than a dozen battleships and sailboats in the Tall Ships Festival...

  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara
    Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap with a prime feeding area for migrating...

  • Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge
    Man dies in apparent suicide jump from San Pedro bridge

    Authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon.

    The man, described by witnesses as white or Latino and in his 20s, had climbed up the bridge above the roadway by the time California Highway Patrol officers arrived...

  • Free spay, neuter effort targets Chihuahuas in low-income areas
    Free spay, neuter effort targets Chihuahuas in low-income areas

    Get ready for the Chihuahua Challenge.

    A new fund launched across Los Angeles this month allows owners of the small breed to have their pets spayed and neutered for free, with special attention being paid to a high concentration of Chihuahuas owned by families in low-income areas of Los Angeles...

  • Five-day trucker strike at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports ends
    Five-day trucker strike at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports ends

    More than a 120 striking truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach voted to return to work, ending a five-day protest that briefly halted cargo flows at the ports, organizers said.

    The drivers decided late Friday to end their job action against three firms they accuse of widespread...

  • L.A. Port hopes new promenade will help revamp San Pedro waterfront
    L.A. Port hopes new promenade will help revamp San Pedro waterfront

    A $32-million promenade has opened in San Pedro in what port officials view as a key step in creating a vibrant Los Angeles waterfront.

    Downtown Harbor and Town Square replaces a parking lot at the Port of Los Angeles with new public docks for recreational boaters and wooden walkways for strolling...

  • Truckers strike briefly shuts 4 terminals at L.A., Long Beach ports
    Truckers strike briefly shuts 4 terminals at L.A., Long Beach ports

    Four terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach briefly closed Tuesday morning after dockworkers honored the picket lines of striking truckers, officials said.

    The terminals, however, were up and running by 11 a.m. after an arbitrator ruled that the dockworkers must return to work, spokesmen...

  • Port truck drivers picket harbor-area trucking companies
    Port truck drivers picket harbor-area trucking companies

    More than 120 truck drivers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports walked off the job Monday morning, organizers said, launching an indefinite protest against what they say are widespread workplace violations.

    The picket lines are the largest demonstration yet against several regional truck companies...

  • Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class
    Events: Fido's first food truck, LA Craft Beer Crawl, DeSano pizza class

    Milo’s Kitchen, a California-based dog treat company, is hopping on the food truck bandwagon with Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck. The truck is selling treats exclusively for man’s best friend and will be visiting several dog parks around Los Angeles starting Thursday. Dogs can choose from a selection...

  • Ports stalemate could hit economic output for $50 billion, study says
    Ports stalemate could hit economic output for $50 billion, study says

    Failure to reach a new labor contract for nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports could cause far-reaching disruptions to factory jobs, import prices and even holiday gift-buying habits.

    So says a new report from the National Assn. of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation, two...

  • Sweet treats at the L.A. Farmers Market
    Sweet treats at the L.A. Farmers Market

    During a regular trip to the L.A. Farmers Market in April, Howard Fang saw something new. "I have been to the Farmers Market countless times, but never once have I noticed these ice cream lamps."

    Maybe it was the first signs of summer getting to him, but Fang couldn't resist squeezing as many cones...

  • A movie-worthy prom proposal
    A movie-worthy prom proposal

    During the San Pedro Art Walk in May, Lenny Lloyd da Silva stumbled upon a different kind of creative work: a prom request on the marquee of the Warner Grand Theatre. "I thought, what a very cool way to ask your date to the prom," Da Silva said of his decision to snap a photo with his Nikon D3100.

    ...

  • Basketball, with an ocean view
    Basketball, with an ocean view

    Salina Canizales was at Angels Gate Park in San Pedro one late afternoon to check out the Korean Friendship Bell. She noticed people playing basketball at a nearby court and saw a perfect photo opportunity. Canizales took this photo on May 6 with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

    Each week, we're featuring...

  • A World Cup fan's dilemma: Cevapcici or churrascaria?
    A World Cup fan's dilemma: Cevapcici or churrascaria?

    Where do I go to watch soccer? Usually down in the living room, early on Sunday mornings, until somebody decides that Charles Osgood is more fascinating than the Juventus-Parma match. Soccer can be a lonely pursuit, unless you are one of the hearties who make a habit of nipping down to the pub...

  • Gene Seroka named Port of Los Angeles executive director
    Gene Seroka named Port of Los Angeles executive director

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a new executive director for the Port of Los Angeles, one of the nation's largest seaports that has been without permanent leadership since late last year. 

    Gene Seroka, a veteran shipping industry executive, was appointed to the post...

  • Man gets 45 years to life for molesting three young family members

    A 47-year-old man convicted of molesting three young family members in San Pedro was sentenced to 45 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.

    Vicente Bojorquez molested two girls and a boy, all under the age of 14, between the mid-1990s and 2002, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's...

  • Report: Chinese tourism to L.A. quadruples; trade, population surges
    Report: Chinese tourism to L.A. quadruples; trade, population surges

    China’s influence in the Los Angeles economy has boomed in the past four years, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

    Tourism nearly quadrupled to 570,000 tourists last year from 158,000 in 2009, making China the top source of foreign travelers into Los...

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