YEOHLEE IN L.A.: Angelenos who admire New York-based designer Yeohlee Teng no longer have to leave town to purchase her gravity-defying clothes. Last week, Teng staged her first trunk show in Santa Monica with the help of local fan Susan Nimoy, the wife of Leonard Nimoy of “Star Trek.” The show was held at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, amid exposed aluminum wall framing erected by conceptual artist Michael Asher. About 100 shoppers — including Liz Shatner, wife of Nimoy’s co-star, William Shatner — ordered looks from the spring collection. Teng, who recently signed her first retailer in the region, Noodle Stories on West Third Street, said she plans more trunk shows in L.A. The navy microfiber number with a slashed Mobius neckline that Nimoy wore from her own closet became the trunk show’s top seller. — Khanh T.L. Tran

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed to a one-year, $18.5-million program that encourages ship operators to switch to cleaner fuel when they are 20 to 40 miles from docking. But environmental efforts hit a snag last week. Both had approved an eventual ban of some 16,800 big rigs that don’t meet 2007 federal emission rules, along with a $35 fee for each loaded 20-foot equivalent container unit to generate $1.6 billion to help replace and retrofit trucks. However, Long Beach wants to allow access to port employees as well as truckers who are independent owner-operators. Los Angeles favors permitting only employees. Trucking and shipping interests have supported the Long Beach system, while environmental and labor interests back Los Angeles’ approach. Each side has threatened lawsuits if the other moves forward. — Rachel Brown