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October 20, 1998
Five dams in Los Angeles County will be brought up to state seismic safety standards through an $11.9-million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced. The projects are expected to take four years. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works applied for the grant after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, although none of the dams were damaged in the quake.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1998 | HOLLY EDWARDS
Big Tujunga Dam in Sunland will be brought up to state seismic safety standards with an $11.9-million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, county Supervisor Mike Antonovich announced. The grant will pay for five dams in the Los Angeles area to be strengthened and protected from earthquake damage. The projects are expected to be complete in four years.
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June 6, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Local canines will put their paw prints on contracts today at an Encino pet store as their owners promise to pick up their pets' waste. The Pet Pollution Prevention Pledge, an environmental awareness campaign organized by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, will serve as a means of encouraging dog owners to do their part in taking preventive steps to curb storm-water pollution, said Fred Rubin, assistant deputy director of the department.
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May 21, 1998 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County public works officials have asked the MTA to explain why a section of the Los Angeles River has sunk more than 2 inches since subway work crews began tunneling under it in 1996. "We want to know what's going on," said Lance Grindle, the supervising engineer who oversees permits for the flood-control channel. "I think there's been a gradual settlement. It has exceeded the initial settlement we thought we'd get."
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May 19, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tally takers participating in the first bat census in Topanga learned one thing for sure: why that catch phrase "bat out of hell" entered the language as synonymous with "sudden burst of activity." "You can hear all this chittering, like they're talking about where they are going to go and what they are going to eat, then there is a pause in the noise, then an explosion from under the bridge," said biologist Rosi Dagit, who led the survey by 22 volunteers Saturday.
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April 26, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The usually staid state and county bureaucracy is going absolutely batty. In May, a state agency is going to conduct a census of bats to find out just how many of Dracula's alter egos hang out in the part of Topanga Canyon where the count (the numerical kind) is to take place. And a project to replace an aged wooden bridge--under which hundreds of the bats sleep the day away--has been delayed a year so that temporary homes can be established for the creatures.
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April 20, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will conduct several construction and maintenance projects in the coming months to help improve the storm drain and sewer systems. The first will be an effort to clean sub-drain vaults and overflow pipes, inspect and service flap-gates and inspect manhole covers at various flood control facilities throughout the county. The $284,000 project, which will begin this month, should be completed in September.
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January 28, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works took a piece of property off the city Department of Water and Power's hands Tuesday when the City Council approved the sale of a ribbon of land to be used at Whiteman Airport. The county agreed to pay the city $4,000 for a 43,124-square-foot strip off Osborne Street that will be used to square off the airport property, but the land is useless for much more than that, county officials said.
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November 13, 1997
Students at West Hollywood Elementary School got a visit from a "time traveler" in a silver suit Wednesday as the county Department of Public Works launched an effort to teach children about recycling. Ginger Vadurro, the department's director of environmental programs, said the educational program features an actor portraying "Al Luminum," a character from the 22nd century who has returned to Earth to teach children about the benefits of recycling.
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June 26, 1997 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although the Elsmere Canyon landfill was blocked by the U.S. Senate last year, the scenic Santa Clarita Valley area has been placed on a list of potential dump sites by Los Angeles County waste officials. In its long-awaited Countywide Integrated Waste Management Summary Plan, the county Department of Public Works lists Elsmere, along with Blind Canyon near the Ventura County line, as potential sites for new dumps.
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