Well, it seems like the end of Aerospace in Long Beach is near at hand. What with budget cuts here in the U.S., and the weakening world economy, the market for the C-17 is drying up. Boeing has been building up to 13 aircraft a year, and that's going to dwindle down to 9 or 10 for the next couple of years, and they expect to close the production line in 2013.
As recently as the 1990's, there were 20,000 good-paying Aerospace jobs in Long Beach, and now that's down to around 7000, and falling.
The Press telegram has an article about it here.