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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
An autopsy is pending for a homeless woman who was found dead earlier this week on a conveyor belt at a mixed-waste processing plant in the city of Industry -- the third body to be discovered at the facility within a year. Kesha Rena Williams, 45, was found at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday at the Athens Services plant in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard, authorities said. Investigators believe Williams' body was in a load of trash deposited at the facility. Williams had been estranged from her family, who said she frequented the Leimert Park area, said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2006 | Jean O. Pasco, Times Staff Writer
Some things just aren't pretty in the making. Like sausage. And election results. For the curious -- or bored -- a webcam posted at the entrance to the Orange County registrar of voters warehouse in Santa Ana offered a voyeuristic tableau of Tuesday's hurry-up-and-wait. With turnout at just 24% of registered voters in the primary election, shipments of ballot boxes offered bursts of welcome percussion to the symphony of snooze.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1989 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
Picture a crew of workers cleaning the streets of an entire city--with push brooms. That, Bill Hamilton said, is practically how Newport Beach has been cleaning its popular bay, the largest pleasure-boat harbor on the West Coast. In and along the 32 miles of waterway, one guy in a dinghy fishes out 600 cubic yards of trash each year with a pool skimmer. After 10 years of looking out his waterfront Cannery Restaurant with such flotsam as beer cans and cigarette butts drifting by the dining tables, Hamilton got to thinking about this strange dichotomy: wealthy, resort town with several yacht clubs and a 9,000-slip harbor.
BUSINESS
February 4, 2012 | By Blair Anthony Robertson
SACRAMENTO — Most Sacramentans know the massive Blue Diamond almond plant only from the outside, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. With the right breeze at the right time, the aroma of fresh almonds near C Street in midtown can trigger mouthwatering cravings. Walk or ride a bike along the side fence of the facility on any given day and you're likely to get a whiff of what's happening on the 90-acre Blue Diamond property. Some days, the bouquet is so true and intense that the flavors practically announce themselves.
BUSINESS
April 4, 1985 | NANCY YOSHIHARA, Times Staff Writer
At the Catalina sportswear plant in Porterville, Calif., sewing-machine operators now spend most of their time sitting--much to the delight of company executives. Until the Los Angeles-based company installed new equipment, the operators had to spend hours each day hauling bundles of clothing around the plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1987 | PERRY C. RIDDLE
Margaret Steers was recently honored by the Shadow Ranch Recreation Center in Canoga Park as the outstanding volunteer of 1987. "Grandma" Steers has had many jobs in the center, but her favorite is to get out and talk with the people in the park. I was born in The Commons, a little village outside Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, in nineteen hundred and one. My father, bless his soul, was a miner, and my mother was a cook at the little police station there.
NEWS
May 17, 1999 | CANDACE A. WEDLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Ernie Hudson plays a prison warden in HBO's "Oz." Hudson, who was in "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II," lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Linda, and their sons, Andrew, 11, and Ross, 10. Hudson also has two grown sons from a prior marriage, 30-year-old Rahaman and 33-year-old Ernie Jr., who has joined the "Oz" cast. The series is filmed in New York City's Chelsea district. Question: What's it like working with your son? Answer: You know, he's very good.
SPORTS
January 23, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
If you're among those considering taking up snowboarding and are unfamiliar with the term "face plant," it goes something like this . . . You've strapped your feet into your snowboard and begun to slide down the mountain. As you pick up speed, you negotiate a few turns, albeit precarious ones, and you start thinking that this sport--sort of a combination of skiing, surfing and skateboarding--isn't so tough after all.
NEWS
May 21, 1999 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Juan Manuel Garcia yanked on the emergency chain and brought the trash-covered conveyor belt to a grumbling halt. There, amid the discarded newspaper and cardboard, was a partial human torso. It had been severed at the waist and the knees. Garcia and another worker summoned their boss, Dave Ashworth, manager of Community Recycling in Sun Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yoshiaki Shiraishi, an innovator who made Japan's most famous cuisine affordable and accessible to the masses with his conveyor belt sushi technology, has died. He was 87. Shiraishi died Wednesday of cirrhosis of the liver at a hospital in Osaka after a protracted battle with the disease. Shiraishi, chairman of Genroku Sangyo Co.
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