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  • Hurricane swells cause $20 million in damage to port breakwater

    Hurricane swells cause $20 million in damage to port breakwater
    A breakwater protecting the Port of Long Beach will require an estimated $20 million in emergency repairs after heavy surf last month from Hurricane Marie inflicted substantial damage, including dozens of breaches, officials said. Eleven of the breaches...
  • Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert

    Southern California may see some rain from Hurricane Norbert
    The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday. As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
  • Catalina Island bears brunt of damage from heavy surf

    Catalina Island bears brunt of damage from heavy surf
    Just days into his vacation, Brian Pearson sat under an umbrella and stared toward the yellow caution tape stretched in front of the inviting ocean. The float his grandchildren had stood on as they played in the water just days before was now gone,...
  • Big waves continue to hit California as Hurricane Marie effect wanes

    Big waves continue to hit California as Hurricane Marie effect wanes
    Strong waves with some swells reaching up to 15 feet are expected to continue Thursday, and may produce coastal flooding, forecasters say. Monster waves sparked by Hurricane Marie have wreaked havoc on beach communities, flooding homes in Seal Beach and...
  • Catalina Island suffers significant damage from Hurricane Marie waves

    Catalina Island suffers significant damage from Hurricane Marie waves
    Catalina Island was cleaning up Thursday, a day after waves from Hurricane Marie caused significant damage. Estimates of costs from the damage were not immediately available. Waves tore through the boatyard at Pebbly Beach on the east end of the...
  • Big surf pounds Catalina, causes major damage to boatyard, harbor

    Big surf pounds Catalina, causes major damage to boatyard, harbor
    Surging surf caused by Hurricane Marie battered Santa Catalina Island, leaving a wake of destruction at a boatyard and creating hazardous conditions at Avalon Harbor, officials said Wednesday evening. On Wednesday night, a structure on Pacific Coast...
  • Long Beach Port bridge delayed at least a year

    Long Beach Port bridge delayed at least a year
    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...
  • Port truck drivers picket harbor-area trucking companies

    Port truck drivers picket harbor-area trucking companies
    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...
  • Retailers rush to import goods, fearing work stoppage at U.S. ports

    Retailers rush to import goods, fearing work stoppage at U.S. ports
    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...
  • Merger creates massive L.A. construction firm

    Merger creates massive L.A. construction firm
    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...
  • Port of Long Beach prepares for long-term closures along 710 Freeway

    Port of Long Beach prepares for long-term closures along 710 Freeway
    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...
  • Mutilated pelican may be released in coming weeks, activists say

    Mutilated pelican may be released in coming weeks, activists say
    A bird rescue organization caring for a brown pelican whose pouch was mutilated last month said the bird could be released in coming weeks following two successful surgeries. The California brown pelican, nicknamed Pink, will not require any more...