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October 6, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Compton schools flunked a state inspection of their facilities and safety, a serious setback after recent signs of academic and management progress in the state-run district. The daylong inspection, conducted last week, found locked bathrooms, poor electrical wiring and broken windows at Compton High, Whaley Middle, Anderson Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary schools.
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November 4, 2003 | Erika Hayasaki and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo announced Monday that he wants the city and county to begin conducting surprise health and safety inspections of public schools, a move that took Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer by surprise. Delgadillo said he felt a moral obligation to send inspectors to campuses to make sure bathrooms are clean, cafeterias are free from vermin and fire escapes are functioning.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994
Two men who illegally dumped chemical waste products down a hillside at a state park in Sunland were ordered Thursday to serve 30 days in jail or spend the same length of time working in a Los Angeles Police Department graffiti removal program, authorities said. Onik Damaryan, 42, of Los Angeles and David Azaryan, 40, of Burbank, were sentenced by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Barry Taylor, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2000 | DENIENE HUSTED, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owner of a run-down Fullerton apartment complex, who had previously been sentenced to live in another one of his properties that authorities said is unsafe, pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor violations of building and safety codes. Sam Menlo, a Los Angeles-area resident reported to own about 65 Southland properties worth approximately $62 million, agreed to fix up the Fullerton property and pay $6,850 in penalties in exchange for the city dropping the remainder of its case against him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1992
State officials said Monday that they will delay filing a lawsuit against Mobil Oil Corp. in hopes that the company will agree to pay a large sum in damages for an oil spill in Valencia that fouled the Santa Clara River. Also on Monday, the Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to join the state Department of Fish and Game in any suit filed against Mobil. In addition, Mobil faces a criminal complaint stemming from the 74,634-gallon spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1986 | CARLA RIVERA, Times Staff Writer
Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Co., a San Diego-based aerospace manufacturer, was fined $34,540 for repeated health and safety code violations, state officials said. Officials with the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) said Thursday that the fine--among the largest in the department's history--was for 232 violations going back to 1982 and included 39 violations considered serious and threatening to the safety of workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1987 | Associated Press
Union Carbide Corp. agreed Friday to pay a record $408,500 fine to settle hundreds of contested health and safety violations, including allegations that it exposed unprotected workers to deadly gases, at two chemical plants in West Virginia. The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the agreement settles 556 alleged violations filed against the chemical giant last year after inspections of its Institute and South Charleston, W.Va., chemical plants.
NEWS
June 1, 1989
An interstate trucking company has been fined $5,050 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration after federal investigators received an anonymous tip that the firm's Montebello terminal has been violating numerous health and safety regulations. The Chapin Road terminal of Consolidated Freightways was found to have seriously violated the federal regulations, OSHA regional manager Leonard Limtiaco announced this week. The violations include: Failure to provide emergency eye- and body-flushing stations for employees working with corrosive or hazardous materials.
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February 16, 1992 | SHAWN DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bible Tabernacle, a little stucco church in Venice that has been home to thousands of families with nowhere else to go, has been shut down by county officials for violations of health and safety standards. The church is the largest family shelter on the Westside. It was quarantined last month after officials discovered an epidemic of dysentery due to unsanitary conditions they claimed was caused by the crowding of more than 200 people in the tiny church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2003 | Erika Hayasaki and Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo announced Monday that he wants the city and county to begin conducting surprise health and safety inspections of public schools, a move that took Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer by surprise. Delgadillo said he felt a moral obligation to send inspectors to campuses to make sure bathrooms are clean, cafeterias are free from vermin and fire escapes are functioning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2000 | JOE MATHEWS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four Compton schools flunked a state inspection of their facilities and safety, a serious setback after recent signs of academic and management progress in the state-run district. The daylong inspection, conducted last week, found locked bathrooms, poor electrical wiring and broken windows at Compton High, Whaley Middle, Anderson Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even $50,000 is not enough, apparently, to entice Elena Zagustin out of hiding. The former Huntington Harbour resident whose garbage-filled house enraged neighbors and sparked a decade-long court battle disappeared in September after a judge ordered her to serve a 30-day jail term for violating health and safety laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1996
Criminal charges have been filed against the owners of two rat-infested residential buildings in Los Angeles, the city attorney's office announced Friday. Abu Hossain, 46, of Walnut was charged with 33 counts of health and building and safety code violations stemming from the condition of his two-story, 18-unit apartment building in the 3800 block of South Broadway. In a separate case, Dinshaw D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1994
Two men who illegally dumped chemical waste products down a hillside at a state park in Sunland were ordered Thursday to serve 30 days in jail or spend the same length of time working in a Los Angeles Police Department graffiti removal program, authorities said. Onik Damaryan, 42, of Los Angeles and David Azaryan, 40, of Burbank, were sentenced by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Barry Taylor, according to the Los Angeles city attorney's office.
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April 15, 1993 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Will it be better for us if we go someplace else?" asked the 14-year-old girl with wide brown eyes, who giggled at the cockroaches scurrying at the doorway of a neighboring apartment. It was a brave question for Norma Garcia, a student at Toll Junior High, who lives with her family of eight and about 100 others--mostly poor Latinos--in a dilapidated apartment complex in an industrial section of Glendale. But it was also a question no one can answer.
NEWS
February 16, 1992 | SHAWN DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bible Tabernacle, a little stucco church in Venice that has been home to thousands of families with nowhere else to go, has been shut down by county officials for violations of health and safety standards. The church is the largest family shelter on the Westside. It was quarantined last month after officials discovered an epidemic of dysentery due to unsanitary conditions they claimed was caused by the crowding of more than 200 people in the tiny church.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2000 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even $50,000 is not enough, apparently, to entice Elena Zagustin out of hiding. The former Huntington Harbour resident whose garbage-filled house enraged neighbors and sparked a decade-long court battle disappeared in September after a judge ordered her to serve a 30-day jail term for violating health and safety laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1992
State officials said Monday that they will delay filing a lawsuit against Mobil Oil Corp. in hopes that the company will agree to pay a large sum in damages for an oil spill in Valencia that fouled the Santa Clara River. Also on Monday, the Regional Water Quality Control Board voted to join the state Department of Fish and Game in any suit filed against Mobil. In addition, Mobil faces a criminal complaint stemming from the 74,634-gallon spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1990 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Red Onion restaurant chain, which two years ago paid the steepest civil fines ever levied in Orange County for health and safety code violations, agreed Friday to a new record payment of $380,654 for repetition of most of the old violations at its four restaurants in the county.
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