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Harbor Occupational Center offering MC3 Construction Apprenticeship Curriculum

This 240 hour pre-apprenticeship course includes the North America’s Building Trade Unions’ sponsored Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) as well as trade union involvement and fieldtrips. This course is designed for students to find employment as indentured apprentices in the construction industry.

2023-05-30T20:14:03-07:00May 30th, 2023|

Vincent Thomas Bridge Deck Replacement Project Deadline for Public Comment Extended

The deck of the Vincent Thomas Bridge is rapidly deteriorating due to concrete fatigue caused by heavy truck traffic. Caltrans is proposing the Project to replace the entire bridge deck and seismic sensors of the bridge to preserve the bridge’s structural integrity and to enhance the bridge’s overall safety. The public is invited to participate by providing comments by July 10, 2023.

2023-05-31T20:36:04-07:00May 29th, 2023|

Notice of Preparation of a Program Environmental Impact Report and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings

The City of Los Angeles is preparing a Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) pursuant to the Calif Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the proposed Comprehensive Plastics Reduction Program which is further described in this post.

2023-05-09T11:28:25-07:00May 2nd, 2023|

LA City Council approves Mayor Karen Bass’ Nominees to Harbor Commission

Three new members have been confirmed to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, the five-member oversight board for the Port of Los Angeles. Nominated to the posts by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and approved today by the Los Angeles City Council are former U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Michael Muñoz and Lee Williams.

2023-05-02T14:18:51-07:00May 2nd, 2023|

Public Meeting on Air Quality Monitoring Program May 16th

The Port of Los Angeles will host an Air Quality Monitoring Program update from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 via Zoom. This public meeting will include a status update on the air monitoring network upgrade and annual air monitoring report. The first meeting was held in December 2022.

2023-05-02T12:45:31-07:00May 2nd, 2023|

Another successful alley clean up event this past Saturday

A special thank you to Councilmember Tim McOsker and his wife Connie and the others who came out representing San Pedro CPR and provided their time and energy to assist in the 2nd One Alley At A Time event this past Saturday, April 29th. We love our volunteers!

2023-05-01T23:33:35-07:00May 1st, 2023|

Town Hall about CFCI (Care First Community Investment) Spending Plan this Thursday. There will be opportunity to give feedback. Visit for more details.

2023-04-18T19:45:53-07:00April 18th, 2023|

2023 Restaurant Resilience Grants Soon to be Available for Central and Southern California Independent Restaurants

On April 12th, So. Calif. Gas Co. announced that grant applications for the Calif. Restaurant Foundation's (CRF) Restaurants Care Resilience Fund will open April 15 to May 7, making $5,000 grants available to 177 restaurants in SoCalGas' service area. The grants will go towards technology adoption, equipment upgrades, employee onboarding and retention, or unforeseen hardships.

2023-04-13T13:24:22-07:00April 13th, 2023|
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