Source: Long Beach Press-Telegram
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March 31, 2017

Long Beach isn’t alone. About 40,000 residents across Los Angeles County are on the waiting list to obtain Section 8 vouchers, which means many people wait 11 years for a chance at an affordable housing option, officials said during a public hearing this week.

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Dec. 10, 2015
The report’s list of top states for net job creation in 2013 ranks Delaware first, with a job creation rate of 6.4 percent. North Dakota was second with a rate of 4.3 percent, followed by Montana (4.1 percent), California (4 percent) and Idaho (3.8 percent).
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Aug. 14, 2015
Overall cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles declined 2.5 percent on a year-over-year basis last month to more than 699,000 standard container units.
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March 7, 2015
The way Levine sees it, California is becoming a “barbell economy” with relatively heavy job growth in high- and low-wage occupations while the middle gets squeezed. . . Levine contends California has become too expensive for employers to hire middle-wage workers. A lot of the blame for those high costs, he said, can be placed on the state environmental laws and other regulations that make California a more expensive state for doing business.
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Oct. 29, 2014
The extension comes after recent bottlenecks at the port due to a shortage of chassis (or trailers that hitch to trucks and hold containers) and the influx of bigger ships coming to the port. On Tuesday, about eight container ships were anchored off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach waiting to be unloaded, said Port of Long Beach spokesman Lee Peterson.
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