News: LA County has lost thousands of manufacturing jobs, got low-paying restaurant jobs in return

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

LA County has lost thousands of manufacturing jobs, got low-paying restaurant jobs in return

Southern California is trailing Northern California in job growth, and many of the jobs the region has added pay low wages.

That’s the sweep of a new report being released today from the

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More tech, more trouble for automobile owners

DETROIT – Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

Lexus and Porsche tied for the top spot, leading all brands for dependability in the survey released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.

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SpaceX aborts approach to space station, Russian ship also on the way

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA’s historic moon pad.

SpaceX‘s supply ship, the Dragon, was less than a mile from

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Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW >> An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station.

A Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 GMT) from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan.

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Class-action lawsuit accuses Torrance refinery owners of placing ‘profit above public safety’

A class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of three South Bay residents alleges a “corporate choice to place profits over public safety" has led to the fires, leaks and other public safety issues plaguing the Torrance refinery.

Manhattan Beach law firm the Matern Law Group filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, the day before the

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Oscars stage gets its golden look from Sherman Oaks set builders

On the edge of a quiet residential neighborhood in Sherman Oaks sits a collection of nondescript warehouses. There you’ll find Goodnight & Co., where artists are busy sanding wooden set pieces and applying gold leaf to 20-foot towers that are being readied for their close-up on Hollywood’s biggest night.

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Garcetti takes re-election campaign to Hollywood studio

HOLLYWOOD >> Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday touted his efforts to enhance the state film tax credit program, which has brought movie and television productions back to the city.

“It’s the heart of our blue-collar economy. It’s the bedrock of our middle class, and it’s about growing the middle class," Garcetti said of the behind-the-camera jobs that fuel film and television productions.

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California bill would extend late-night drinking hours to 4 a.m.

California lawmakers see a lot of bills come across their desks each year.

Some are good, some are bad and others … well, the jury is still out. One such bill is Senate Bill 384, introduced last week by state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. Otherwise known as the LOCAL Act (Let Our Communities Adjust Late Night), the measure would allow bars and restaurants to serve alcohol during the extended hours between 2 and 4 a.

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