Wells Fargo Weekly Economic Commentary

The highlights from the current Wells Fargo update are below: Economic Growth Remains in Positive Territory · The heavy week of economic indicators continues to reflect slow but steady economic growth. One positive surprise was the stronger-than-expected increase in retail sales in July. The retail sales “control group” showed a solid gain on the month, […]

Pacific Maritime Article: Port of Oakland Container Traffic up Slightly

See what the Pacific Maritime has to say about the Port of Oakland container traffic!

ACWA News: August 17

The Aug. 17, 2012, issue of ACWA News is now available here. Highlights in this issue: Legislature Returns for Final Days of Session Delta Stewardship Council to Release Final Draft Delta Plan ACWA Board of Directors Discusses Delta, Water Bond New Schedule Debuts at ACWA Fall Conference Members Hear the Latest on Irrigated Lands Issues

Coast Guard: Revised FAQ’s

The Coast Guard has revised its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to clarify answers to #1, explanation of Exclusive Economic Zone, and #24, enforcement of dates in Implementation Schedule.   A copy is below and also available on the Ballast Water webpage at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg522/cg5224/bwm.asp BWDS.Aug.17.2012Revision

California State Lands Commission: Meeting

The California State Lands Commission will reconvene on August 20th at 9:00 am. 08-20-12 Revised Final for Mailing

Bay-Delta Plan: Revised Public Workshop Plan

The State Water Resource Control Board recently released a revised notice of public workshops. revised notice_baydeltaplan2

Enforceability of Mandatory Arbitration Clause: California Supreme Court Update

          California Supreme Court Recognizes Enforceability of Mandatory Arbitration Clause Recorded in CC&Rs in Construction Dispute Between Developer and Owners’ Association   The California Supreme Court has issued its long anticipated decision in Pinnacle Museum Tower Association v. Pinnacle Market Development (U.S.), LLC, et al.  The Court upheld a condominium developer’s […]

Pacific Maritime Academy: US Supreme Court Rejects PSMA’s Challenge to California’s Vessel Fuel Rule

  By Craig H. Allen On June 25, 2012, the US Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari in the ongoing litigation between the Pacific Maritime Shipping Association (PMSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) over the CARB vessel fuel rule for ocean-going vessels. The Supreme Court’s decision in PMSA v. Goldstene (Executive Officer, […]

State Water Resource Control Board: Public Workshop

  This letter is to provide clarification regarding written submittals pursuant to the June 22, 2012 notice of public workshop related to the comprehensive review of the Bay-Delta Plan (Phase 2).  The notice can be found at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/waterrights/water_issues/programs/bay_delta/docs/pubnot_phs2wrkshps.pdf   As specified in the notice, workshop participants are required to submit to the State Water Board […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine: California Grants Boost Public Health and Vessel Owner Capital

By Suzanne Seivright Air along the coast of California will be a little cleaner, and vessel owners and operators will spend less on fuel, thanks to government grant dollars that target older, polluting marine engines. Catalina Express offers year round service from the Ports of Long Beach, San Pedro, and Dana Point to Catalina Island […]