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April 27, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Mandatory water conservation was ordered Tuesday in a major admission by Los Angeles officials that growth has overwhelmed the city's sewer system, a situation that is also soon expected to force Los Angeles and some surrounding cities to impose temporary limits on new development. All property owners will be required to install water-saving devices to reduce the flow of waste water through the city sewers under the law passed 12 to 0 Tuesday by the City Council.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1994
The city Bureau of Sanitation will offer a series of back-yard composting workshops throughout the year, officials announced this week. "Composting is nothing new or revolutionary. But once people get started . . . they really get into it," said Monchai Yaopruke of the Bureau of Sanitation. "We're trying to make it easier for people to become effective composters. After all, everyone gains from this."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1994
The city Bureau of Sanitation will offer a series of back-yard composting workshops throughout the year, officials announced this week. "Composting is nothing new or revolutionary. But once people get started . . . they really get into it," said Monchai Yaopruke of the Bureau of Sanitation. "We're trying to make it easier for people to become effective composters. After all, everyone gains from this."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1990 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To some people, deep canyons are refuges for wildlife, buffers against sprawl, places to take a hike. To others, they are ideally suited to provide a basic service as receptacles for trash. This conflict of needs and values has spurred a land rush between two aggressive public agencies with vastly different goals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1990 | MYRON LEVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To some people, deep canyons are refuges for wildlife, buffers against sprawl, places to take a hike. To others, they are ideally suited to provide a basic service as receptacles for trash. This conflict of needs and values has spurred a land rush between two aggressive public agencies with vastly different goals.
NEWS
April 26, 1990
San Gabriel Valley residents who want to safely dispose of household hazardous wastes will have three opportunities in the coming months. The Los Angeles County Sanitation District will collect materials such as paints, used motor oil, pesticides, solvents, automobile batteries and garden products. There is no charge for the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. collections: * Saturday at the parking lot southwest of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
NEWS
October 23, 1987
About 2.7 million gallons of partially treated sewage overflowed into Ballona Creek and reached Santa Monica Bay during last night's rains, City of Los Angeles sanitation officials said. County health officials began this morning to post signs on a vast stretch of beach from Long Beach to the Ventura County line warning that the water could contain unsafe levels of bacteria.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2006 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
A highly toxic pesticide that is one of the last such holdouts from the 1950s is being banned in the United States after a lengthy review by the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA decided not to renew the registration of lindane, an insecticide used to treat seeds for wheat, corn, oats, rye, barley and sorghum crops. In response, the manufacturers agreed to cease sales in the United States, EPA officials said Tuesday.
NEWS
April 2, 1987
Vice Mayor Jozelle Smith has been elected chairwoman of the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District 11. The district is one of 27 special districts that oversee waste water and solid waste policy in the county.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1988 | KEVIN RODERICK, Times Staff Writer
Mandatory water conservation was ordered Tuesday in a major admission by Los Angeles officials that growth has overwhelmed the city's sewer system, a situation that is also soon expected to force Los Angeles and some surrounding cities to impose temporary limits on new development. All property owners will be required to install water-saving devices to reduce the flow of waste water through the city sewers under the law passed 12 to 0 Tuesday by the City Council.
NEWS
March 15, 1990
A one-day, household hazardous waste collection day will be held April 28 at the Rose Bowl in parking area K at the northeast corner of West Drive and Seco Street. Paint, pesticides, cleaners, used motor oil and other substances will be accepted from homeowners. The collection is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999
State regulators ordered an audit of the Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau operations on Tuesday in response to a June 17 accident at a Van Nuys treatment plant that caused 3 million gallons of sewage to spill into a park. Investigators for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board concluded that poor contingency planning and communications contributed to the sewage spill.
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