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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A fair held over the weekend to raise funds to fight the proposed Elsmere Canyon landfill netted more than $45,000, fair organizers said Monday. Organizers estimate 10,000 to 15,000 residents attended the Santa Clarita Valley Country Faire & Auction, which included Western dancing, pony rides, a dunking booth with city officials for targets, an air-conditioned bingo parlor and an auction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 2004 | Karima A. Haynes, Times Staff Writer
The state Water Resources Control Board has rejected a request by Sunshine Canyon landfill operators to remove two provisions in its permit to expand the dump into Granada Hills, officials said Friday. Browning-Ferris Inc. executives objected to a requirement to install a double-liner system -- consisting of two 60-millimeter high-density polyethylene sheets, and two 2-foot layers of clay -- to prevent contaminants from seeping into groundwater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1994 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City officials are adding oak trees to their argumentative fire against a landfill proposed in Elsmere Canyon. The Torrance-based BKK Corp. has requested a permit from Los Angeles County to remove up to 3,056 oak trees from the canyon, located southeast of Santa Clarita off the Antelope Valley Freeway. Officials in this 6-year-old city, whose first adopted ordinance was to protect oaks, have added it to their long list of complaints against the suggested dump.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to issue regulations that will dramatically change what America does with its trash--rules that will intensify the pressure to build huge regional landfills, run by giant corporations, to replace the local dump. Backed by an unusual alliance of environmentalists and big waste-management companies, the long-awaited rules--the first nationwide standards for municipal landfills--are expected to shut down thousands of older dumps across the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lake View Terrace and Kagel Canyon homeowners and Los Angeles City Councilman Ernani Bernardi are at odds over how to spend $2 million in a goodwill fund set up to buy amenities for neighborhoods affected by the city's Lopez Canyon Landfill. Bernardi has incurred the wrath of the homeowners by considering a plan to spend $700,000 from the fund on a gang prevention program in Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 2005 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
On the eve of the county vote on an operating permit, a coalition of environmental, resident and labor groups called Wednesday for a sunset clause to limit trash tonnage or set a closure date for Sunshine Canyon Landfill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Luis Alvarado is consumed by one word: arsenic. The poison has been found at low levels at his daughter's school in Cudahy. And that's why Alvarado is about to take an extraordinary step. He's moving. "It's not worth taking the risk," he said Tuesday, waiting for his kindergartner to emerge from Park Avenue Elementary. Slightly elevated levels of arsenic have been detected in the kindergarten play area at the school, which sits atop a landfill and has a history of environmental problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2003 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
A parched stretch of riverfront land, strewn with discarded couches and broken television sets, would be transformed into a 200-acre regional park with a lake, baseball diamonds, soccer fields and a wetlands preserve under a plan approved Tuesday by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1995 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reacting to a study that shows minorities are more likely than whites to live near hazardous waste treatment plants and dumping centers, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon called Wednesday for the formation of a task force to reverse such inequities. The proposed "environmental justice task force" would try to reduce the number of hazardous sites built in minority communities and would call for measures to lessen the impact of existing sites on those neighborhoods, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 2005 | Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles City Council today will consider phasing out the use of landfills, even without definitive alternatives for more than 900,000 tons of waste each year. The issue comes up on a day when the council also is scheduled to vote on whether to renew a five-year contract to dump trash at the Sunshine Canyon landfill above Granada Hills. If the contract is not renewed, the city will have to find a place to put its trash beginning next July 1.
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