After a nearly decade-long campaign by street vendors for legalization and facing a deadline to act before a state law limiting the ability of cities to regulate sidewalk vending, the Los Angeles City Council on Nov. 28 voted unanimously to approve regulations for sidewalk vending.
Five firms tapped to provide engineering services in Republic of Korea
Pasadena engineering firm Tetra Tech Inc. has won a portion of a contract potentially worth $100 million over five years from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide architectural and engineering services to the Corps and other U.S. government agencies in the Republic of Korea.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.6 percent in October even as the county added more than 43,000 jobs to reach a record high employment level, according to state figures released Nov. 16.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Nov. 14 nominated his longtime judicial appointments advisor and former L.A. attorney Joshua Groban for a seat on the state Supreme Court, the governor’s office announced.
Los Angeles may have lost out on its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, but the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. said there was a silver lining for the city in the tech giant’s decision: The partnerships and cooperation among the county’s many jurisdictions during the Amazon bid process should boost future business attraction and retention efforts.
State Regulators Launch Probe into Cause of Woolsey Fire
Shares of Rosemead-based Edison International fell 12 percent on Nov. 12 after its utility subsidiary Southern California Edison announced that a problem with its transmission grid occurred near the point of origin of the massive Woolsey Fire now burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Two of four bidding teams dropped
The authority tasked with building a 12-mile rail extension from Glendora to Montclair in the East San Gabriel Valley announced Nov. 12 that it was scaling back the project due to rising costs and that two of the four bidding teams have been dropped.
Azusa and Whittier were chosen as the most business-friendly cities in the county for 2018 by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., the nonprofit announced late Nov. 8.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the region’s pollution control agency, issued a notice of violation for leaks coming from crude oil tanker GAC North America currently berthed at the Port of Long Beach.
Monrovia-based AeroVironment Inc. announced Nov. 6 that it has been awarded a $3.2 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide a fleet of small drones to an unspecified nation under the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, which covers most of south and east Asia and Australia.
The state filed suit Oct. 31 against City of Industry-based Quemetco Inc. alleging that its battery recycling facility had 29 violations of state hazardous waste control law, the state Department of Toxic Substances Control said in a press release issued Nov. 2.
The Los Angeles region is an earthquake hot spot, so it’s little surprise a company focused on detecting seismic activity and warning its customers of an impending temblor would make its home here
Parsons’ Mexico City airport contract could disappear
The fate of a $100 million-plus contract held by Pasadena-based Parsons Corp. to manage the construction of a $13 billion airport in Mexico City has been thrown up in the air
ENERGY: Federal bill contains provision that could extend key deadline
Eagle Crest Energy Co. Inc., the Santa Monica company seeking to build a $2.5 billion pumped-energy storage project at an abandoned mine near Joshua Tree National Park, received an apparent federal boost last month
INFRASTRUCTURE: Fire investigation reveals likely culpability, company says
Edison International on Oct. 30 revealed that an internal investigation found its Southern California Edison utility equipment was “associated with” one of the ignition points of the massive Thomas Fire last December