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August 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Waste Disposal Antitrust Suit: A class-action suit filed in U.S. District Court accuses a major provider of waste disposal services, Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, GSX Corp., of federal and state antitrust violations. Lok-Fast Inc. of Newport Beach claims that from early 1985 until 1989 the defendants and unnamed co-conspirators allocated among themselves Orange County customers for commercial and industrial trash hauling services at artificially high prices.
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February 26, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered the Board of Supervisors to reconsider its approval of a zoning permit to expand the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. Judge Paul Boland issued a 22-page ruling Monday, saying the supervisors failed to properly consider the environmental impact of sedimentation basins needed for the expansion. The basins prevent landfill-tainted water and silt from fouling the local water supply and environment.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered the Board of Supervisors to reconsider its approval of a zoning permit to expand the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. Judge Paul Boland issued a 22-page ruling Monday, saying the supervisors failed to properly consider the environmental impact of sedimentation basins needed for the expansion. The basins prevent landfill-tainted water and silt from fouling the local water supply and environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rebuffing opponents of a proposed Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge issued a 17-page tentative ruling Tuesday indicating he believes county officials adequately studied the environmental impacts involved. Judge Paul Boland said he expects to issue a final ruling within a few days in the case pitting environmentalists and neighbors of the Val Verde area dump against the landfill operators and the county government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1998 | DADE HAYES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rebuffing opponents of a proposed Chiquita Canyon Landfill expansion, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge issued a 17-page tentative ruling Tuesday indicating he believes county officials adequately studied the environmental impacts involved. Judge Paul Boland said he expects to issue a final ruling within a few days in the case pitting environmentalists and neighbors of the Val Verde area dump against the landfill operators and the county government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors granted final approval Tuesday to the expansion of Chiquita Canyon landfill, a decision that was immediately greeted with pledges to sue to stop the project. The 5-0 vote ends more than six years of debate over the trash dump, situated outside the low income Val Verde community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After agreeing to make annual cash payments to Val Verde residents in exchange for their support of an expanded nearby landfill, Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc. and a prominent community group have moved to limit decisions to U.S. citizens on how the money is spent in the largely Latino area.
NEWS
January 24, 1989 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A major trash-hauling firm has confessed to involvement in a criminal price-fixing scheme in Orange County and agreed to cooperate in a widening grand jury investigation of bid-rigging in Southern California, federal officials said Monday. GSX Corp. has admitted conspiring with other as-yet-unnamed firms to obtain $3.6 million in commercial and industrial trash-hauling business through illegal bid-rigging in 1986.
NEWS
February 25, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a town without sidewalks, traffic signals or a sewer system, residents banded together three years ago to fight the town's Goliath: Laidlaw Waste Management, the operator of Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During a long, strange Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hearing Tuesday, spectators were treated to a defense of housewives, activists wearing face paint, and intense opposition to the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. In the end, the board voted 4 to 0 to approve a controversial landfill expansion agreement between Laidlaw Waste Management Inc. and the Val Verde Civic Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors granted final approval Tuesday to the expansion of Chiquita Canyon landfill, a decision that was immediately greeted with pledges to sue to stop the project. The 5-0 vote ends more than six years of debate over the trash dump, situated outside the low income Val Verde community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After agreeing to make annual cash payments to Val Verde residents in exchange for their support of an expanded nearby landfill, Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc. and a prominent community group have moved to limit decisions to U.S. citizens on how the money is spent in the largely Latino area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During a long, strange Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors hearing Tuesday, spectators were treated to a defense of housewives, activists wearing face paint, and intense opposition to the expansion of the Chiquita Canyon Landfill. In the end, the board voted 4 to 0 to approve a controversial landfill expansion agreement between Laidlaw Waste Management Inc. and the Val Verde Civic Assn.
NEWS
February 25, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a town without sidewalks, traffic signals or a sewer system, residents banded together three years ago to fight the town's Goliath: Laidlaw Waste Management, the operator of Chiquita Canyon Landfill.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Waste Disposal Antitrust Suit: A class-action suit filed in U.S. District Court accuses a major provider of waste disposal services, Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc. and its subsidiary, GSX Corp., of federal and state antitrust violations. Lok-Fast Inc. of Newport Beach claims that from early 1985 until 1989 the defendants and unnamed co-conspirators allocated among themselves Orange County customers for commercial and industrial trash hauling services at artificially high prices.
NEWS
January 24, 1989 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
A major trash-hauling firm has confessed to involvement in a criminal price-fixing scheme in Orange County and agreed to cooperate in a widening grand jury investigation of bid-rigging in Southern California, federal officials said Monday. GSX Corp. has admitted conspiring with other as-yet-unnamed firms to obtain $3.6 million in commercial and industrial trash-hauling business through illegal bid-rigging in 1986.
NEWS
March 2, 1989
The Commerce Planning Commission has postponed its decision on an environmental impact report on a proposed refuse transfer station in the west end of the city. The hearing was continued until March 22 after a representative of Assemblywoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Los Angeles) said the legislator and community members need more time to review the environmental impact report on the proposed project. Laidlaw Waste Systems Inc.
NEWS
July 7, 1988
The Cudahy City Council has awarded a 10-year exclusive residential trash collection contract to Consolidated Disposal Service of Santa Fe Springs. The council Tuesday voted 4 to 0, with Mayor Bill Colon abstaining, for the franchise to haul trash from single-family and multifamily residences with no more than four dwelling units. The contract is scheduled to start Sept 1. City Manager Gerald Caton said 3,000 customers will be served by Consolidated.
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