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Dockworkers battle plan to bring driverless trucks to the Port of Los Angeles

March 22, 2019 |

A fierce struggle over automation has erupted at the Port of Los Angeles, as local union officials representing some 12,000 dockworkers demand that one of the world’s largest shipping firms abandon a plan to introduce driverless electric cargo trucks.

Shouting, whistling and jeering, more than…


L.A. Times – Business

Gas tanker explosion near Los Angeles injures 2; smoke could be seen for miles

March 17, 2019 |

A leaky gas tanker burst into flames south of Los Angeles on Sunday, injuring two people and sending a cloud of smoke into the air that could be seen for miles.
FOX News

Elon Musk set to unveil Tesla’s latest passenger vehicle tonight in Los Angeles

March 15, 2019 |

A new Tesla model is set to be unveiled tonight in what promises to be an Elon Musk signature event, replete with glitz and fanfare.

The Los Angeles entrepreneur is raising the curtain on the Model Y, a crossover sport utility vehicle based on the Model 3 sedan that will fill a gap in the Palo…


L.A. Times – Business

New York co-living company plans $100 million expansion with Los Angeles apartment developer

March 9, 2019 |

Co-living is one the newest trends in urban housing, and it has prompted a New York operator to join with a Los Angeles developer to create $ 100 million worth of shared, furnished apartments to help meet a projected deep demand in Southern California.

Residents in a co-living complex typically…


L.A. Times – Business

Erratic hours are the norm in retailing. Can Los Angeles buck the trend?

March 2, 2019 |

A national movement to mandate stable hourly schedules for low-wage workers expanded to Los Angeles on Friday, as City Council members introduced a “Fair Workweek” measure that could affect some 70,000 retail employees in the city.

Under a proposed ordinance, large retailers would have to give…


L.A. Times – Business

Los Angeles Never Had a February Quite Like This

March 2, 2019 |

It won’t sound chilly to the people of Rapid City, South Dakota, but it does to Angelenos. For the first time since records began 132 years ago, the temperature in downtown Los Angeles never got as high as 70 degrees in all of February. Overall, it was the eighth-coldest February…
Newser

Amazon reportedly plans dozens of new grocery stores, starting in Los Angeles

March 1, 2019 |

Amazon.com Inc. plans to open dozens of grocery stores in U.S. cities, the Wall Street Journal reported, a move that would expand the retail and technology giant’s grocery footprint beyond its Whole Foods Market chain.

The first of these stores will open in Los Angeles as early as the end of 2019,…


L.A. Times – Business

Los Angeles ditches plan to invest billions in fossil fuels, Mayor Eric Garcetti says

February 12, 2019 |

Los Angeles is abandoning a plan to spend billions of dollars rebuilding three natural gas power plants along the coast, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday, in a move to get the city closer to its goal of 100% renewable energy and improve air quality in highly polluted communities.

The mayor’s decision…


L.A. Times – Business

Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home burglarized during fight: report

January 22, 2019 |

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao may have won in the ring on Saturday, but he lost at home.
FOX News

Port of Los Angeles warehouse, plagued by labor violations, will shut down

January 21, 2019 |

In the wake of lawsuits and citations over safety violations, wage theft and unfair labor practices, one of the nation’s largest logistics companies announced it will shut down its massive warehouse employing 800 workers at the Port of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles City Council had voted in October


L.A. Times – Business