| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Are you and your family wondering what nautical adventure to embark on this almost-last-of-the-summer weekend? Head to San Pedro for the Tall Ships Festival at the Port of Los Angeles.
I was at the port to watch the world's largest rubber...
| Aug 21, 2014
In Thursday's Pictures in the News, a giant rubber duck passes through the Port of Los Angeles as part of the Tall Ships Festival L.A. running through Sunday. The six-story-tall duck was created by artist Florentijn Hofman. Los Angeles: Seat cards mark...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:01 AM
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...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Austin Beutner, the civic leader and former Wall Street investment banker, is the new publisher and chief executive of the Los Angeles Times.
Beutner, 54, who served as first deputy mayor of Los Angeles for more than a year and briefly explored a run for...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
At a groundbreaking ceremony in May, neighborhood activists and local government officials celebrated Ponte Vista, a development of 676 homes in San Pedro.
A white-robed Roman Catholic priest thanked God for the "gift of Ponte Vista," a welcome addition...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Los Angeles Unified Supt. John Deasy opened the new school year Tuesday with a speech to administrators in which he urged them to eliminate the dropout rate, and then assigned each one a struggling student to look after.
Much of Deasy's talk at Garfield...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The inaugural Los Angeles Quilt Show and Fiber Art Fest, created in response to the Long Beach Quilt Show leaving the area, runs Friday through Sunday at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. It offers local quilters an opportunity to display their work,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Los Angeles engineering and construction firm AECOM Technology Corp. has agreed to acquire a San Francisco competitor, creating what the firm said will be the largest public company based in Los Angeles.
AECOM said Sunday it will pay about $4 billion to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:49 PM
The Port of Los Angeles had its busiest June ever, and neighboring Long Beach hasn't handled so much cargo in June since before the recession.
But the influx of cargo containers had less to do with economic improvement than retailers' worries about...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:25 PM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Retailers are rushing goods into the nation's ports, fearful labor strife may arrive on the docks and affect the busy holiday season, a trade group said.
The powerful longshoremen’s union is negotiating a new contract for its nearly 20,000...