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December 13, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The world is in a heap of trouble -- make that heaps: giant, toxic mountains of garbage that endanger our oceans, marine life, the atmosphere and humanity in general -- without an end in sight. That is, unless citizens, industry and governments get deadly serious about such solutions as mass recycling, composting, plastics reduction and more. Such is the global crisis that's vividly, relentlessly detailed in the vital documentary "Trashed," starring dulcet-voiced zero waste advocate, actor Jeremy Irons.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed into law Tuesday an overhaul of the city's trash collection program for businesses and large apartment buildings. Advocates say it will keep some garbage out of landfills by increasing recycling, create jobs and reduce truck traffic. Just before signing the Zero Waste L.A. ordinance, Garcetti called the plan "groundbreaking" and said it fit with his back-to-basics agenda. "There's nothing more basic in the city than trash collection," he said.
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SPORTS
January 5, 2002
Throw the computers down a mine shaft and exile the nerds to East Timor. Surely Miami has a great team, but with all of the crucial penalties, that same ragged performance against Oregon would have produced a contest. Gilbert S. Bahn Moorpark After watching over a quarter of the Miami-Nebraska fiasco, I have a suggestion for the BCS computer. Somebody should HARD DRIVE that thing into a wall. No more RAMming these mismatches down our throats. It MEGA-HERTZ watching, even my MOTHER was BOARD.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings. The new system, which tightens city control over the commercial trash-hauling market, is expected to win approval Tuesday. Proponents say that the changes, backed by environmental and labor organizations, will keep more garbage out of landfills, cut down on truck traffic and make the industry safer for workers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Kim Fowley came out of a Hollywood that doesn't exist anymore, the Hollywood of Kenneth Anger and Ed Wood. Best known for cooking up the Runaways, he began to work in the music business in the late 1950s and since then has turned up in more places than Woody Allen's Zelig, producing for Gene Vincent, writing with Warren Zevon and introducing John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band when they performed in Toronto in 1969. Fowley turned 73 in 2012, and by his own admission has been suffering from bladder cancer, so it's no surprise that he might choose this moment to look back.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2010
'Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage' Where: CNBC When: 6, 7, 9 and 10 tonight Rating: Not rated
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1988
Now that the Supreme Court has spoken, shouldn't trash collectors be required to read my garbage its Miranda rights before every pickup? IRWIN SAFCHIK Tarzana
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
The Oakland Police Department arrested at least six people Monday night after declaring an unlawful assembly in downtown when a protest against the George Zimmerman verdict grew violent, officials said. Protesters marched through the streets smashing windows, lighting garbage on fire and throwing fireworks at police officers, officials said. A Flora Restaurant and Bar waiter was hit in the face with a hammer and bleeding, according to tweets from reporters with the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News.
WORLD
March 31, 2014 | By Barbara Demick, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
BEIJING - The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the first time since the search focused on the southern Indian Ocean 10 days ago, the skies were clear enough and the waves calm, allowing ships to retrieve the "suspicious items" spotted by planes and on satellite imagery. But examined on board, none of it proved to be debris from the missing plane, just the ordinary garbage swirling around in the ocean.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Esmeralda Bermudez
Jose Fernandez looked out his apartment window near MacArthur Park and admitted, in defeat, that he's grown accustomed to the view: Torn couches, dingy mattresses, broken dressers, dusty headboards. The procession of rejected furniture piles high and wide on the sidewalk, compliments of neighbors and whoever else decides to dump and run. "I've seen junk stay out there a week … sometimes a month," the 24-year-old said. "Everyone walks by and stares. No one does anything about it. " Hoping to put a stop to the rubbish, the city recently launched a $1-million cleanup effort aimed at Councilman Gil Cedillo's 1st District, including areas such as Lincoln Heights and Mount Washington.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
The Oakland Police Department arrested at least six people Monday night after declaring an unlawful assembly in downtown when a protest against the George Zimmerman verdict grew violent, officials said. Protesters marched through the streets smashing windows, lighting garbage on fire and throwing fireworks at police officers, officials said. A Flora Restaurant and Bar waiter was hit in the face with a hammer and bleeding, according to tweets from reporters with the Bay Area News Group, which includes the Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2013 | Steve Lopez
In the beginning, it was about losing a few pounds. Hans Svanoe, 64, would leave his house in Encino at 5:30 a.m. and walk for an hour before driving over the hill to Century City, where he works as a butler. A what? "A corporate executive butler," said Svanoe, who caters to the domestic needs of media mogul Haim Saban and his business partner, Adam Chesnoff, when they're at the office. Before that, the Norwegian-born Svanoe was a domestic for Milton Berle, who once responded to a Svanoe quip by saying: "I'll tell the jokes around here.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2013 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Kim Fowley came out of a Hollywood that doesn't exist anymore, the Hollywood of Kenneth Anger and Ed Wood. Best known for cooking up the Runaways, he began to work in the music business in the late 1950s and since then has turned up in more places than Woody Allen's Zelig, producing for Gene Vincent, writing with Warren Zevon and introducing John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band when they performed in Toronto in 1969. Fowley turned 73 in 2012, and by his own admission has been suffering from bladder cancer, so it's no surprise that he might choose this moment to look back.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The world is in a heap of trouble -- make that heaps: giant, toxic mountains of garbage that endanger our oceans, marine life, the atmosphere and humanity in general -- without an end in sight. That is, unless citizens, industry and governments get deadly serious about such solutions as mass recycling, composting, plastics reduction and more. Such is the global crisis that's vividly, relentlessly detailed in the vital documentary "Trashed," starring dulcet-voiced zero waste advocate, actor Jeremy Irons.
OPINION
November 6, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
In the last week or so, an intense kerfuffle broke out over the poll-prognosticator Nate Silver and his blog at the New York Times, FiveThirtyEight . Silver, a statistician, has been predicting a decisive Obama victory for a very long time, based on his very complicated statistical model, which very, very few of his fans or detractors understand. On any given day, Silver might announce that - given the new polling data - "the model" now finds that the president has an 86.3% chance of winning.
WORLD
October 25, 2012 | By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times
CAIRO - Trucks haul garbage away, but by nightfall trash bags seem to breed across boulevards and alleys, rising like a foul tide until men and boys, hands quick as birds, scavenge for tin foil flashing in the rising sun. Trash tumbles and blows, sits in clumps, blocks traffic, smothers canals, tangles in trees and gives this overcrowded city the fly-buzz hum of something not quite right. There is much wrong in Egypt these days, but few things are as irritating and noxious as piles of rotting waste.
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