| May 21, 2014
| 4:35 PM
In Congress, seniority still matters.
Although lawmakers can no longer earmark funds for home-state projects, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written into a massive water bill a measure that promises to bring more money to the ports of Los Angeles and...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:05 PM
Long Beach officials are bracing for the closure of a major connector between the 710 Freeway and Terminal Island starting Saturday, part of the massive effort to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge.
Traffic headed toward the Port of Long Beach will...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The massive $1.26 billion project to replace the ailing Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach will be delayed at least a year, port officials announced.
Originally expected to open by the end of 2016, port officials say the bridge that will rise over...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:03 PM
It happened quickly, much like his recovery.
The blue animal carrier door opened and Pink, the mutilated brown pelican whose pouch was slashed open, came dashing out, wings up and taking flight for the first time since beginning recovery from the...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Race car driver Ken Block speeds down a narrow band of asphalt in his souped-up Ford Fiesta, careening through the "Back to the Future" set on Universal Studios' back lot.
The speedometer flies toward 80. Block's eyes are fixed on the road as he...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Moving one step closer to dredging the main harbor, the Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday will likely allocate $2.5 million toward a project planned by the federal government.
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to dredge around parts of Lido Isle,...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 6:28 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — As the city embarks on dredging long-neglected areas of the harbor, required federal funding and approvals may not materialize before a critical deadline.
The obstacles threaten the city's first significant harbor dredging in more...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:14 PM
The Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to allocate an additional $3.9 million to dredging the harbor's shallowest spots, bringing the total project to $10.4 million, including federal funds.
Some of the remaining sediment is contaminated with...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:08 PM
I trust that all my readers are having a good Fourth of July week?
On June 26, the City Council selected Paul Blank as the new harbor commissioner who will be filling "Duffy" Duffield's Topsiders.
I first noticed Paul back in 1985, when he was sailing...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:41 PM
With one deadline missed, Newport Beach officials now have until June to get the next phase of the city's harbor dredging project underway.
Material scooped from areas near the south side of Lido Isle, the north side of Balboa Island, West Coast Highway,...