| Jan 18, 2014
| 2:12 PM
To combat rising airfares, travelers should plan to steer clear of expensive hotels in favor of apartment rentals, longtime travel guide author Arthur Frommer said during a Saturday keynote speech at the L.A. Times Travel Show.
"I would suggest if you...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Long Beach has erected a new fortification in the battle against freeway noise and air pollution, and it’s decidedly low-tech.
It’s called “The Great Wall of Mulch.”
City officials gathered Tuesday to top off a 12-foot-high...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Labor Day weekend marks the ninth annual Queen Mary Art Deco Festival in the Port of Long Beach.
From Aug. 30 through Sept. 2, more than 8,000 people are expected to board the Queen Mary to sample Art Deco, an eclectic design style that's been...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Thirty port truck drivers went on strike Monday night at a Carson-based trucking firm, alleging their employer is attempting to thwart their efforts to unionize, organizers said.
Monday's strike will go for 24 hours and organizers have planned a Tuesday...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:21 PM
A large tsunami hitting California would cause major flooding in Long Beach and parts of Orange County and force 750,000 people to evacuate coastal areas in just a few hours, according to an extensive simulation published Wednesday by the U.S....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Imports to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell in March, partly because of the Lunar New Year holiday, which slows production -- and exports -- in many Asian countries.
The Port of Los Angeles reported Monday that March imports fell 28.7% from...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:14 PM
The around-the-clock rumble and hum of big rigs and cars funneling in and out of one of the world's busiest port complexes have for years defined daily life in west Long Beach.
Streets of tidy homes, schools and playgrounds are boxed in by refineries,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:00 PM
The Long Beach City Council removed a key member of its harbor board Tuesday evening in an unprecedented move that leaves the port with two vacancies in top leadership positions.
On a 6-3 vote, council members approved Mayor Bob Foster’s...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 11:43 AM
Investigators from the U.S. attorney's office for the Central District of California are looking into whether a Caterpillar subsidiary may have dumped train parts in the ocean near the Port of Long Beach as part of a scheme to conduct fraudulent train...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:46 PM
PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:37 PM
Newport Beach earned recognition from the Assn. of California Cities Orange County last week for its completion of a major dredging project, its public art program and its efforts to cut back on paper printing.
"I am very proud of the recognition by our...