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New airplane flight paths raising noise levels for residents in their wake

By David Whiting dwhiting@scng.com @DavidWhiting on Twitter|

Republican health care reform bill all but dead as Sen. Susan Collins joins opponents

WASHINGTON >> The last-gasp Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law essentially died Monday as Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined a small but decisive cluster of GOP senators in opposing the push. The Mai...

By Alan Fram The Associated Press|

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  • Computer and data security

    Federal agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hacked

    The federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally. The disclosure arrived two months after a government watchdog said deficiencies in the computer systems of the Securities and Exchange Commission put the system, and the information it contains, at risk. In July, the Government Accountability Office issued a...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Labor issues

    Long Beach leaders reject law that would protect housekeepers at local hotels

    Pro-labor voices on Long Beach’s City Council fell short of convincing their colleagues of the need for a new city law regulating working conditions for housekeepers who clean the city’s hotels. The council voted 5-4 Tuesday night to reject a proposal that...

  • Port operation

    Wilmington resident the first in 23 years to serve on LA harbor commission

    Community advocate Lucia Moreno-Linares was confirmed Wednesday as the first Wilmington resident in nearly a quarter century to take a seat on the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners. In a unanimous 13-0 vote, the Los Angeles City Council approved the appointment by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to replace Patricia Castellanos, who recently stepped down from the commission overseeing the Port of Los Angeles to pursue a new career opportunity. “I’m a resident...

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  • Supermarket and superstore operators

    Walmart to unveil remodel of Long Beach super store

    Walmart officials say they’re ready to unveil a big remodel of the Supercenter on Carson Boulevard at the edge of the Towne Center. Walmart has been open 15 years at that location, and it was time for a facelift, they said. Changes include a state-of-the-art electronics department with interactive displays, fabrics added to the craft area, a dedicated register in the cosmetics department a consultation room in the pharmacy and new lighting throughout the store. The changes...

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  • Urban planning

    Long Beach council to have final say on SeaPort Marina Hotel development after appeals are filed

    The Long Beach City Council will now have final say on the redevelopment of SeaPort Marina Hotel after two appeals were filed over the Planning Commission’s approval Sept. 7. The Planning Commission certified the Environmental Impact Report and site plan for an all-commercial reuse of the land at the corner of Second Street and Pacific Coast Highway. During public comment at the hearing, members of a group called Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED)...

    By Harry Saltzgaver Special to the Press-Telegram |

  • Urban planning

    Ports O’ Call Village merchants vow court fight over looming evictions

    Ports O’ Call merchants are pressuring the Port of Los Angeles to delay their Oct. 2 eviction from the commercial village, which is slated to be razed to make way for a new attraction, the San Pedro Public Market. At a waterfront news conference Tuesday, attorney Anthony Patchett said the group has filed a damage claim with the city of Los Angeles for $25 million on behalf of the merchants as well as the Tongva Tribal Nation, which the attorney said should have been informed of...

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  • Business

    Got an Amazon return? Kohl’s soon will send it back for you

    Amazon, in its relentless pursuit to be your one-stop e-commerce shop, has concocted a package return program with Kohl’s. The retailers in October will offer a free return service at 82 Kohl’s stores on certain Amazon purchases. The return program will launch at 82 Kohl’s stores in the Los Angeles and Chicago areas. A representative with Kohl’s said Tuesday a specific store list would be shared closer to the launch date. “This is a great...

    By Samantha Gowen sgowen@scng.com @sammigo on Twitter|

  • Corporate bankruptcy

    Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

    NEW YORK >> In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. The toy chain, hobbled by $5 billion in debt and more intense competition, filed for protection from its creditors ahead of the key holiday season. Like so many retailers that find it harder to co-exist with Amazon, analysts say Toys R Us needs to improve its...

    By Anne D’Innocenzio Retail Writer|

  • Restaurant operators

    Crepes, chocolates and pies – new shops in Downtown Long Beach cater to dessert-lovers

    Saints and Sinners Bakeshop — a new arrival to downtown Long Beach — is part of what may be considered to be a mini trend of dessert vendors setting up shop along a short stretch of Pine Avenue. Crepe Crafters and Romeo Chocolates also opened during the summer months on Pine Avenue. The area is also home to The Pie Bar, which

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  • News

    Pieology server fired for obscene anti-police note on Torrance officer’s receipt

    A Torrance police officer picking up a takeout lunch at a local pizzeria was handed a receipt with an obscene anti-police message, a gesture that touched off a firestorm Monday on social media. The officer, who was in uniform Thursday at Pieology in Torrance, did not respond and, in fact, left a tip when the female cashier handed him the shocking receipt Thursday that said “F--- The Cops.” “He remembers a young lady who rings him up,” said Sgt. Ronald...

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