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
Trans-Pacific tensions weigh on consumer confidence in L.A. County
L.A.’s consumer sentiment index drops as trade war heats up.
Santa Monica solar thermal power developer SolarReserve announced Oct. 25 that it has received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for further research and development of its solar thermal power technology.
L.A. County’s unemployment rate edged up to 4.6 percent in September even as the county recorded sizable job gains in the education sector, according to state figures released Oct. 19.
Latest report pegs spending in L.A. County sector at $6.2 billion annually
Breakdown of defense dollars in L.A. County.
California State University Los Angeles has been awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase data accessibility and promote civic engagement among students and underserved communities in the city of Los Angeles, the university announced Oct. 18.