09/21/2021

News

American Apparel cuts 80 garment jobs in Garden Grove, 300 in Los Angeles

In all, up to 450 sewers, auxiliary workers and supervisors will be laid off from American Apparel facilities in Garden Grove, downtown Los Angeles and South Gate, said Nativo Lopez, an adviser with the General Brotherhood of Workers of American Apparel. The Garden Grove plant is at 12641 Industry St.

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California: Chemical Warning May Scare Poor from Canned Food

California plans to delay state-required warnings on metal cans lined with the chemical BPA, arguing too-specific warnings could scare stores and shoppers in poor neighborhoods away from some of the only fruits and vegetables available — canned ones, officials said Thursday.

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Bye, Bye Carl’s Jr.: parent Company CKE Moving California HQ to Nashville

Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants, which also owns St. Louis-based Hardee’s, is consolidating both offices in Tennessee, where it has several company-owned restaurants. All senior executives, including Chief Executive Andrew F. Puzder will be moving to Nashville, Chief Marketing Officer Brad Haley said.

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Regulators vs. Business: The New Battle Over Clean Air in California

Businesses that can’t afford to buy pollution credits, and can’t find ways to economically reduce emissions, are sometimes forced to close down.

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State Services Tax on the Table in 2016; Reform Plan Includes Income Tax Cuts

A proposed state budget overhaul reducing some income taxes in favor of a new tax on services failed to gain traction this year, but will be back on the table in 2016, the plan’s sponsor told the Orange County Taxpayers Association on Wednesday.

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OC’s Worker Shortage: Employers Face a Skills Gap in Key, High-Paying Fields, Report Finds

Orange County faces a critical shortage of skilled workers for some of the best-paid jobs in manufacturing, health care and information technology, according to a report to be released today.

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California Job Growth to Slow in 2016-17, According to UCLA Forecast

“California jobs will grow at a healthy rate this year, but at a slower pace over the next two years, according to a new forecast by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.”

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Getting Solar Panels? Edison Wants to Charge Monthly Fee to New Customers

Edison says the per-kilowatt fee, or one like it, is necessary to pay for the cost of maintaining the power grid.

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Why Many Orange County Rider Got Off the Bus

The independent survey of 1,200 onetime bus riders comes at a time when manufacturing jobs continue to lose ground to the service sector and Orange County residents are increasingly priced out of the housing market. Amid this, bus riders appear to abandon the mass transit staple as soon as they can afford a car.

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Home Affordability Falling for Renters, Buyers

Renting in Los Angeles and Orange counties is less affordable than any of the nation’s other top 35 metro areas, according to a Zillow analysis of rent affordability in the second quarter of 2015.

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Putting Climate Change Ahead of Constituents

Racial and economic inequality may be key issues facing America today, but the steps often pushed by progressives, including minority politicians, seem more likely to exacerbate these divisions than repair them. In a broad arc of policies affecting everything from housing to employment, the agenda being adopted serves to stunt upward mobility, self-sufficiency and property ownership.

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Doubling Down: Amazon Will Add 1,000 More Jobs in the Inland Empire

In addition to 1,000 jobs announced earlier this month, the news takes the company’s hiring roster to 2,000.

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Opinion: A Selectively Golden State Jobs Outlook

After years of subpar growth, California is reaping the advantages of a fortuitous economic alignment of ultralow interest rates, high stock values and growing investments in high-end residential real estate. Vast sums are pouring into the state for new tech ventures, speculative hotel and residential developments. Low borrowing rates allow the state to keep pace with its massive debts, while buoyant stocks help the massive government pension plans, which invest in the market.

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Big Ships Prompt a Wave of Upgrades at Ports

Currently, port officials say roughly 20 percent of all the cargo moving through the country goes through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles – the busiest in the nation. But without change, their share could drop.

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Statewide Figures Show High School Exit Exam Scores Hold Steady

About 83 percent of students in the Class of 2016 who took the California High School Exit Exam for the first time this spring passed the English section, while 85 percent passed in math, according to statewide figures released Friday.

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