August 15, 1985 |
After 40 years of contracting with Gardena-based Municipal Service Co. for residential trash pickup, City Council members voted unanimously this week to transfer the contract to Browning-Ferris Industries Inc., which is buying the local company. Texas-based Browning-Ferris, one of the nation's largest refuse haulers, will begin pickup for Gardena's 15,000 residents by the end of the month. It will operate under the original contract with the city, which includes a basic service rate of $6.
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December 11, 1987
The Gardena City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday opposing the construction of the Angeles Pipeline through the city. The resolution blocks the issuance of a local pipeline franchise or construction permit. The proposed pipeline would transport 300,000 gallons of crude oil a day from Kern County through the Los Angeles area, including the South Bay cities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale and El Segundo.
September 15, 1985 |
The Police Department says it will begin strictly enforcing the city's youth curfew law in an effort to discourage loitering. The change in policy is effective immediately, said Capt. Robert D. Bohan. Officers have the option of arresting violators or issuing a verbal warning. Gardena's municipal code prohibits people under 18 from loitering in public streets, parks and other public places between 10 p.m. and sunrise when not accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or spouse 21 or older.
January 10, 1986
In a bold diversification effort, Applied Circuit Technology of Anaheim said it has tentatively agreed to acquire Whiteworth International, a privately held non-prescription drug manufacturer. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. When the sale is completed, Whiteworth will be operated and managed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Applied Circuit. There are no plans to relocate the company, which employs 150 people.
March 3, 1994 |
Every month an employee of the Nissan Motor Corp. in Gardena wins the privilege of choosing which nonprofit group will receive $200 to $300 from the company's aluminum can recycling program. The cans are collected throughout the 1,200-employee site, said spokeswoman Tiffany Felix. Nissan was one of five South Bay companies among the 144 California businesses recognized by the state for reducing their waste. Nissan has a variety of programs to promote recycling by employees, Felix said.
August 27, 1987
The city will pay the state Department of Transportation $7.5 million for two parcels north and south of Artesia Boulevard between Vermont and Normandie avenues. The city is negotiating with the state for the purchase of an additional nine-acre parcel on the northwest corner of Artesia and Vermont. The city hopes to buy the entire 27 acres along Artesia Boulevard that the state had originally purchased for the extension of the Artesia Freeway.
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November 25, 1987 |
"The Normandie has gone Las Vegas, right here in Gardena," Freeman Love crowed recently as he stood on the small stage of the dining room of the Normandie Casino. With that line, the 63-year-old comic launched into his routine. The sound system squealed and the audience of 60 or so groaned at some of his gags. Love kept lobbing the jokes, capturing his biggest laugh when he stepped offstage, removed his toupee and planted it firmly on the head of a balding patron.
October 2, 1988 |
Banning football Coach Joe Dominguez made two difficult decisions this week that could have affected his team's Conference Two opener Friday night against Gardena. First, he performed the unpleasant task of kicking senior fullback Chris Griffieth off the team for disciplinary reasons. Griffieth was the Pilots' leading rusher last season.
November 8, 1992 |
Tailback Dante Spotville rushed for 101 yards and four touchdowns in 11 carries to lead Dorsey to a 41-12 victory over Gardena in a Southern Pacific Conference game at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Spotville, starting in place of injured tailback Che Johnson, had scoring runs of seven, two, 26 and 11 yards. The Dons gained 405 yards in offense and held Gardena to 112 yards despite being penalized 19 times for 184 yards.
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April 8, 2009 |
A La Jolla helicopter pilot who was videotaped having oral sex with a Swedish porn actress while flying over San Diego lost his appeal Tuesday to overturn the March 12 revocation of his commercial pilot's license by the Federal Aviation Administration. After a three-hour hearing in Gardena, William R. Mullins, an administrative law judge for the National Transportation Safety Board, ruled that David Keith Martz, 52, had deliberately engaged in "grossly reckless conduct" during the flight May 29, 2005.