August 24, 1993 |
VenVirotek Inc., which since 1986 operated an oil and gas waste-treatment plant next to the Bailard landfill in Oxnard, has closed the unit, merging it with another facility in Arvin, near Bakersfield. The plant treated mud and solid wastes from oil fields throughout Southern California's coastal region, converting the material into a clay-like landfill cover.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1988 |
Plans to bury sewage sludge that Los Angeles cannot burn because of failures in a $350-million co-generation plant ran into political trouble Tuesday, raising the possibility that Mayor Tom Bradley and other officials may be forced to violate federal orders and dump sludge in the ocean. The biggest obstacle to arise Tuesday was county Supervisor Pete Schabarum, an old nemesis of the city who objects to any Los Angeles waste coming to a final resting place in his San Gabriel Valley district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1991 |
With lucrative landfill permits, multimillion-dollar garbage bin contracts and sewage sludge treatment licenses up for grabs at City Hall, private waste management companies have launched expensive lobbying campaigns to help them win a share of the action. Waste management firms have shelled out $922,000 in the last three years for the services of blue-chip lobbyists, according to legislative advocate reports filed quarterly at City Hall.
June 12, 1988 |
Former Deputy Mayor Tom Houston had a favor to ask of his old boss. Houston, now a lobbyist, wanted to introduce a client to Mayor Tom Bradley and discuss a multimillion-dollar proposal to manage the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum complex. Bradley said he gladly granted the request to his former chief of staff. At 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 17, Houston ushered Ed Snider, the president of Philadelphia-based Spectacor Management, into the mayor's wood-paneled office on the third floor of City Hall.