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ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1995
Regarding British director Adrian Lyne's upcoming attempt to remake the film "Lolita" ("Not Your Average Nymphet," Calendar, July 14) and his comments that "I could make a movie about a 13-year-old girl getting chopped up and eaten and no one in the United States would say anything." Well, I am here to say to Lyne: Wrong! No matter how you package garbage, no matter what label you put on it, garbage is still garbage. Whether it is labeled satanic cannibalism or erotic, gratuitous sex, it's garbage.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1987
The attempt by the country's major garbage disposal firms to buy up Indian reservation land for mega-garbage dumps (Part I, Sept. 26) is an obscene illustration of our system of waste. In this latest twist of the "Manhattan Island" syndrome, it should not pass the notice of Los Angeles residents that such far-flung sites for garbage--outside the state or even outside the country--are likely intended as the destination of garbage produced in the Los Angeles basin. It's an absurd but very possible future for local garbage unless major changes are made in the current "collect and dump" system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1992
A year ago, in its response to EIR claims about waste volumes anticipated at the proposed Weldon Canyon dump, the Environmental Coalition pointed out that "there is no substantial evidence that there can be any limitations on customers served at a private landfill." The coalition spelled out the reason: "Under Interstate Commerce Commission rules, a county cannot mandate discrimination between customers of a private owner/operator over county or even state lines." For Ventura County, this could mean a horrendous influx of garbage from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara or anywhere in the country.
NEWS
May 30, 1993 | BINAYA GURUACHARYA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mt. Everest remains majestic and remote, but it is no longer pristine. In the 40 years since it was conquered, it has become the world's tallest garbage dump. Plastic bottles, cooking gas cylinders, oxygen tanks, frayed ropes, rusted sardine cans, dead batteries and toilet paper litter the well-trod route to the summit reached by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on May 29, 1953. An estimated 50 tons of garbage is strewn over the mountain.
NEWS
June 30, 1989 | BOB SIPCHEN, Times Staff Writer
Anyone who browses the news racks knows they're often littered with garbage. Garbage magazine, however, will be the first publication to claim that title with pride. Arriving in August, Garbage will be, according to editor and publisher Patricia Poore, "the best of environmental magazines, the best of science magazines, with a practical, how-to slant and a sense of humor." Or, as the slick, direct mail campaign now under way puts it: "To those who say it's beyond the individual to grasp our environmental problems--let alone fix them--we say 'Garbage!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1987
Kudos to Barbara D. Cummings for her poignant illustration accompanying Forest Tennant's article, "The Offal Predicament: No Place to Put Garbage" (Opinion, July 12). Cummings captures the true dilemma facing Angelenos over trash. No one wants it. Los Angeles County and outlying cities don't want garbage from the city of Los Angeles. The city doesn't want its own garbage. Cities in the San Gabriel Valley are tired of being "dumped on" by the rest of the county. Westside residents don't want any more garbage burned or buried in their backyards either.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1995
Re: Orange County's plan to import garbage from neighboring counties: Post-bankruptcy, Orange County officials appear to have been considering every possibility of generating money, even when such ideas go against public interest. Orange County's excess landfill capacities are due in large part to the recession and a seemingly well-working recycling system. Why should this trend reverse? Officials should be proud of the fact that the recycling system in Orange County seems to work better than in neighboring counties.
OPINION
May 31, 2005
Re "Plan to Ship Waste to Remote Sites Dropped," May 25: C'mon, L.A.! It's a no-brainer. Landfills are obsolete. In fact, waste is obsolete. Almost everything is a potential resource, and those items that are not should really be reconsidered. We need massive green waste recycling or composting, regular recycling and public education to quit over-consuming junk products. We can bring canvas bags to the grocery store and reduce or stop buying products that have excessive, wasteful packaging.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Five railroad cars full of rotting refuse were on their way back to Philadelphia after Indiana officials won a court order blocking a plan to dump the garbage in their state. The state Environmental Management Department said the four firms involved in carting the trash lacked a permit allowing garbage to be transferred from railroad cars to dump trucks.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2012 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In his native Argentina, Máximo González studied the usual prerequisites for an art degree — drawing and painting — but he didn't find his true métier until he delved into other people's garbage. It began in 1991 when he found pieces of wood from a house about to be torn down, He made wall sculptures from them. Then in 1992 he found a tin box full of old coins on the street. He made an installation with them. "I found money in the garbage," the artist says, his mischievous blue eyes dancing behind oversized glasses.
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