| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Brutal congestion at the nation's busiest ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach is throwing a kink into an economy that's finally kicking into high gear.
The months-long bottleneck is hurting retailers and other businesses that aren't getting their...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:10 PM
The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing a logistical nightmare as they struggle to ease a bottleneck that could undermine retailers' all-important holiday shopping season and threaten the competitiveness of the region's economic...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Gene Seroka, 50, is executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest seaport. The former shipping line executive, who started in the job four months ago, manages an organization with a $939-million budget that handled $285.4...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:00 AM
It was among the nation's hardest-hit local economies during the Great Recession, beset by staggering numbers of foreclosures and one of the highest jobless rates in California.
But the Inland Empire is now the fastest-growing region in Southern...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
California officials said employers in the state cut their payrolls by 9,800 jobs last month, a drop that baffled economists, who say the figure belies the underlying strength of the state's economy.
Experts widely viewed the disappointing jobs...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:49 AM
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 --...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A federal judge on Tuesday reinstated two Los Angeles Harbor-area truck drivers, who said they were illegally fired during a labor dispute with their employer, Green Fleet Systems in Carson.
U.S. District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez ordered the company to...
| Oct 12, 2014
John F. Reinhart, the Virginia Port Authority CEO appointed eight months ago and given the task of reversing the money-losing enterprise's finances, is the highest-paid port executive on the East Coast and perhaps in the nation, a Daily Press review of...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:25 PM
People, however different, should try to understand one another, figure out what they have in common, come together and learn.
That is the ethos of Angels Gate Cultural Center, housed in former military barracks on a San Pedro bluff.
The center for...
| Sep 27, 2014
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The major news this week cam out of the Middle East, where air attacks on Islamic State militants in eastern Syria began after five Arab allies agreed to participate....