Blog Archive: Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

Biggest ship ever to cruise into Port of Los Angeles

The biggest ship to ever call at a North American port is scheduled to arrive later this month at the Port of Los Angeles, harbor officials said Monday. The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, which is expected to call at the Port of Los Angeles on Dec. 26, is one-third bigger than the largest ships now operating at the San Pedro Bay’s twin ports complex. Ships of that size and bigger — known as “ultra large container vessels” — have begun operating at Asian and European ports in recent years.

Big Southern California waves, coastal flooding possible this week

A combination of astronomical high tides and swell from a storm in the Gulf of Alaska will bring the possibility of local coastal flooding to parts of Southern California this week, with areas at risk including Long Beach, Malibu and Venice Beach. The National Weather Service says high tides well over 6 feet are expected from Los Angeles to San Luis Obispo counties at midmorning Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Hyperion Treatment Plant officials queried over medical waste spill along South Bay beaches

As an investigation continues into September’s massive sewage spill off the South Bay coast, Hyperion Treatment Plant officials Thursday fielded questions from community members and environmentalists concerned that it could happen again. Public health officials believe Hyperion, the city of Los Angeles’ oldest and largest operating waste-water treatment plant, is responsible for the spill that spewed medical debris such as hypodermic needles, condoms and tampon applicators into the ocean and eventually ashore on Sept. 23.

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