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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.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2003 | Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writer
Every minute of every day, someone in Burbank, Sylmar or Van Nuys unwittingly delivers a dose of aggravation to Ellen Mackey and her neighbors in Sun Valley. It might be a busboy scraping leftovers off a plate in an all-night diner, a construction worker demolishing an old building, or an apartment dweller buying a cache of individually wrapped frozen meals to get through the week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 2001 | DEBORAH SCHOCH and HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Fifteen years after a Monterey Park dump was declared a Superfund site, lawyers Friday announced a $340-million pact in one of the nation's most costly and tangled toxic cleanup cases. The settlement for the Operating Industries site involves 177 polluters and provides for containing and monitoring contaminants at the 190-acre former landfill along the Pomona Freeway 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Officials decided Wednesday to spend $82 million so Los Angeles County's trash can be hauled away by rail and dumped in the desert. The board of directors of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County signed agreements to purchase the Mesquite Regional Landfill in the back country of Imperial County and the Eagle Mountain Landfill in a remote area of Riverside County for $41 million apiece.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1993 | DOUGLAS ALGER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Valencia's primary business group has voted to oppose a landfill suggested for Elsmere Canyon, filling what opponents say was the missing local link in the fight against the dump. The Valencia Industrial Assn. Wednesday announced its opposition to the 190-million ton landfill proposed by developer BKK Corp. southeast of Santa Clarita. Association President Gary Johnson declined to specify the vote by the 14-member board, or even say if it was unanimous.
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