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Today, it appears the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have avoided a strike that had the potential for widespread economic repercussions. More directly important to consumers was last weekend’s deal between Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons and the grocery workers. On Reporter’s Notebook, will Felix the Cat be bad for business in downtown Los Angeles?

Producers:
Karen Radziner
Frances Anderton
Christian Bordal
Katie Cooper
Dan Konecky
Vanessa Romo

Making News Mayor Under Scrutiny for Ethics Violation in Universal City Development Deal 4 MIN, 24 SEC

Does Antonio Villaraigosa’s love affair with a Telemundo reporter have any affect on his duties as Mayor? Neighbors of Universal City say maybe so. Telemundo is part of NBC-Universal, which is planning a three billion dollar development project over the next twenty years. The Mayor’s planning commission and his planning director, Gail Goldberg, will be crucial as the project gets under way. The Mayor himself has been more enthusiastically supportive than other elected officials.

Guests:
Steve Levin, Project manager for the Center for Governmental Studies

Main Topic New Grocery Workers Contract Regains Benefits 13 MIN, 3 SEC

It appears that one of LA’s major economic engines will not be shut down by a labor dispute as shipping companies and the Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a tentative agreement today.  If it’s ratified, that’s good news for the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Over the weekend, Southern California grocery workers approved an agreement that brought peace to Vons, Ralphs and Albertsons.  Union members got their first raises in five years and the new contract repeals the two-tier pay scales enacted after a 141-day strike and lockout four years ago. 

Guests:
Michael Straeter, President of Local 1442 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union
Daniel Mitchell, UCLA

Reporter's Notebook Felix the Cat Becomes Permanent Fixture in L.A.’s Cityscape 6 MIN, 33 SEC

Rome has the Coliseum, Paris the Eiffel Tower and Washington the memorials to various presidents.  Last week, LA history buffs were delighted when the Cultural Heritage Commission designated Felix Chevrolet a cultural monument—because of the rooftop sign featuring the comic character Felix the Cat. 

Guests:
Alan Hess, Architecture Critic, San Jose Mercury News

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