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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1994 | NORA ZAMICHOW
As the evening air turns crisp, neighbors set pumpkins on doorsteps, and a pungent aroma wafts through the streets and across back yards. It creeps into your home, despite the closed windows. It permeates your clothing. It clings to your hair. It means you walk cautiously into a room, particularly among strangers. This is the legacy of a Southern California rite of fall: the odor of steer manure spread to speed the sprouting of reseeded lawns.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 15, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Marin County dairy has become the latest California farm to generate electricity from cow manure, thanks in part to government programs that grew out of the state's energy crisis three years ago. The Straus Family Creamery's $280,000 methane digester, unveiled this week, converts manure from its herd of 270 cows into electricity that helps power the farm and creamery.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2008
Independent filmmakers Mark and Michael Polish have formed their own production company, Prohibition Pictures, and will be making two films back to back at Melody Ranch Studios in Santa Clarita, starting Tuesday. "Manure," a comedy about manure salesmen, will star Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni and Kyle MacLachlan. "Stay Cool," another comedy, will star Winona Ryder, Sean Astin and Chevy Chase. Both scripts were written by the Polish brothers and will be directed by Michael, with Mark taking acting roles in each.
WORLD
May 15, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The ruling Labor Party suspended a senior lawmaker and a top aide to the head of the opposition stepped down in a scandal over expenses. Both parties have been embarrassed by revelations about lawmakers who have claimed expenses such as cleaning pools and moats, installing a chandelier and buying manure. Legislator Andrew Mackay resigned as a senior advisor to Conservative leader David Cameron. Labor suspended Elliot Morley, a former minister.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1986
With reference to the on hen droppings at Egg City (July 18), there's more than trouble in Egg City--there's callous cruelty to pitiful creatures exploited for expediency and inordinate greed. The "world's largest chicken ranch," Egg City, north of Moorpark, has 3 million chickens, which, in small wire mesh cages (37 henhouses, according to the article) with only wire mesh flooring on which to stand so that their manure droppings can conveniently fall on the concrete floor beneath and be scraped up and hauled away, while the miserable chickens grind out eggs like unfeeling manufacturing tools--all for greed and profit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1993 | ED BOND
Councilman Joel Wachs said he will ask the City Council today to expand a Sun Valley grass-clipping collection program. The councilman also said he will introduce a motion to increase city pickup of horse manure throughout the San Fernando Valley. The city began a pilot program six months ago to continue to make manure pickups to about 1,800 households throughout the Valley after the city switched to an automated service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
A body found wrapped in a pink plastic bag in a Manhattan Beach park was probably placed there within the last nine days, officials said Friday. City workers moving piles of manure onto a truck discovered the partially decomposed body about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. The manure pile was delivered to a corner of Polliwog Park near a baseball diamond nine days ago, said homicide Lt. Dave Coleman of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. Investigators believe the body was dumped after the delivery was made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1991 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ
In a novel bid to dramatize their opposition to the anti-gay crusade of the Rev. Louis Sheldon, AIDS activists placed bags of manure at his office doorstep on Wednesday, which led to a brief shoving match. No one was injured or arrested in the noonday scuffle between three members of ACT UP/Orange County and Sheldon's son, Steve Sheldon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1999 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Compost happens. But not easily or quickly, which can be a problem for farmers who might run afoul of the Environmental Protection Agency's strict rules regarding animal waste disposal. Environmental Products & Technologies Corp. in Westlake Village hopes to ease this waste management problem with a new closed-loop system that is being tested at two dairy farms. Company spokesman David Foster said the four-part system is designed to address the concerns of the U.S.
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