In an industry dominated by small businesses and independent contractors, thousands of workers and small business owners in Los Angeles County are suddenly out of work, many left with no income at all.
While efforts to contain the coronavirus have effectively shut down sectors of the local and state economy, property owners are still on the hook for costs such as basic maintenance.
Stores are modifying their hours, limiting purchases in some cases and promoting delivery options in the face of unprecedented demand.
Leaders at the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports on Monday approved a new entrance fee of $10 per 20-foot equivalent unit for trucks that fail to comply with low emissions standards yet to be set by the state.
The California Public Utilities Commission has cleared the way for a new type of renewable power plant to be built across the state, including at the Port of Long Beach where one is expected to fuel a new line of cleaner vehicles.