In the business of seaports, competition for ships to dock and move cargo is tough. In California, new environmental rules make it even tougher. So the Port of Long Beach will soon offer shipping companies two new incentives — both of which aim to boost business while reducing air pollution.
The UCLA Anderson Forecast said L.A. needs to make bigger strides in improving the education of its workers and business climate. The county has lost more net jobs than any large metropolitan area in the nation from 1990 to 2013, the forecast said.
On-location production in feature films and TV dramas in L.A. has dropped significantly due to increasing competition from other states and countries, according to a report released Tuesday.
A report by the California Budget Project says the addition of 750,00 jobs over the past three years has still left much of the state in double-digit unemployment.
Southern California Edison says its closure of the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will force the company to lay off 900 workers in the next few months.
In his State of the State address Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown reiterated his pitch to protect California’s water supply. But in a speech lawmakers repeatedly interrupted with applause, Brown’s plea to spend billions on water elicited silence. He was speaking to a joint session of the legislature, but his message is really for consumers — and the agencies that supply water to them.