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Long Beach, LA docks work round the clock to slog through backlog of shipments

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are open 24/7 as longshoremen, truck drivers and other workers try to clear the backlog of cargo stuck in the port - combined, the ports handled 9.2 million shipping containers in 2020, equal to more than $250 billion in cargo.... Read more»0

'Be bold. Be courageous': Gabby Giffords opens Gun Violence Memorial in LA

Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 shooting, dedicated the Los Angeles Gun Violence Memorial, in Expedition Park near the Coliseum, with a call to action. ... Read more»0

Sniffing out the waves: Doggy surfing contest brings smiles to spectators

For five hours on Sept. 25, a few hundred– two- and four-legged alike – came to watch from the beach a mile north of the U.S. Open for Surfing, and the winners of the Surf City Surf Dog contest were clear: Everyone who was riding a board or watching from the beach.... Read more»0

They ‘just want to play:’ The history of girls in the Little League World Series

Playing baseball is a beloved tradition across the Southwes, but at a young age, girls are steered toward softball, which has been deemed acceptable for women - and despite more than 30 years of barrier breakers, gender barriers still exist at the highest level of youth baseball. ... Read more»0

Heads-up on concussions: Arizona Cardinals’ receiver Christian Kirk praises Barrow’s Brainbook

Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver Christian Kirk talked about the Barrow Brainbook, an educational module introduced 10 years ago to teach students how to prevent concussions, in large part because of a better understanding of the byproduct of concussions and head trauma.... Read more»0