The strike that shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for eight days ended this afternoon, and retailers in Southern California heaved a great sign of relief. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times, the strike began when a clerical unit of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 walked off the job, over the issue of improved job security.
A law that would require an change in the design of table saws to prevent amputations and other injuries passed a committee vote in the California State Senate on July 3, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
The Occupy Wall Street movement, once focused on financial institutions and the unequal distribution of wealth, has broadened to include the collapse of the housing market and its effect on the American family, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
A San Diego-area man convicted of killing a Home Depot manager during a robbery attempt will face lethal injection after a judge upheld a jury’s death sentence recommendation, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
The trial of a man accused of killing a Home Depot store manager in a 2007 robbery attempt ended in a guilty verdict with a recommended death sentence, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
President Obama’s jobs-creation package, unveiled last week and already en route to Congress, is offering no relief for the housing industry, according to economists interviewed by the Los Angeles Times.
DuPont has told the federal government it will stop the sales of a herbicide that has been blamed for damaging trees around the country, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. The chemical manufacturer notified the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is examining background studies conducted on the new weed killer, called Imprelis. The EPA is also looking at warnings and label directions on the product.
The first face-to-face meeting between top bank executives and government officials over irregularities in foreclosure procedures may be followed by months of further negotiations, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.
Companies that specialize in retrofitting homes in California against earthquake damage are reporting a surge in business following the Japan earthquake, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times.
Firms interviewed by the newspaper said they are receiving a threefold increase in phone calls, particularly in Southern California, where the Northridge earthquake caused 60 deaths and 5,000 injuries in 1994.