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January 9, 2008 | Richard Winton
The LAPD's investigation into the actions of its officers during the MacArthur Park melee last May will be presented to the district attorney's office and department managers by the end of the month, Deputy Chief Mark Perez told the city's Police Commission on Monday. A May 1 immigration rally turned violent after Metro Division police officers responded to a small group of people throwing rocks and plastic bottles. Officers marched across the park firing hundreds of foam-like bullets and wielding batons at the protesters and the media.
September 4, 1986 | United Press International
A man who apparently planned to hijack an American Airlines flight to Cuba was arrested Wednesday after airport officials discovered two plastic bottles of gasoline in his luggage, officials said. William Diaz, 26, was arrested at Miami International Airport for trying to smuggle the bottles aboard American Flight 975 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said. Diaz told authorities he was "unhappy with conditions in the United States and wanted to go to Cuba."
October 28, 2001
The creative pairing of Christopher Hampton with Frank Wildhorn on "Dracula, The Musical" brings shudders of bone-chilling horror to my virgin soul ("Old Tale, New Blood," by Jan Breslauer, Oct. 21). What's next--Pia Zadora and Placido Domingo in "Frankenstein: That Seventies Rock Opera"? And who are we as a people when our so-called "cultural creatives" seem to do little else but repackage our overworked classics like so much old wine in plastic bottles? MICHAEL CHASE WALKER Los Angeles
September 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Coca-Cola Co. redesigned its 20-ounce soda bottles to cut the amount of plastic by 5% after being criticized for using too much packaging. The new contour bottles also have shorter caps that are easier to open and an embossed Coca-Cola logo similar to the ones on glass bottles, the Atlanta-based company said. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Inc.
July 10, 1995
Keeping trash out of landfills has never been more fashionable. The plastic soda bottle left in the recycling bin today could end up on your back tomorrow. As part of the "green" movement, manufacturers of outdoor clothing and equipment are increasingly using environmentally-friendly fibers spun from recycled plastic and other trash. Ventura-based Patagonia is one such distributor of "eco-wear." Since 1993 it has manufactured fleece clothing of post-consumer recycled polyester that is virtually indistinguishable from (and costs the same as)
June 1, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Patagonia Inc., a Ventura-based outdoor clothing company, is working with the world's largest plastic-recycling company to turn soda bottles into fabric for outdoor jackets, the company says. "This has not been done before," said Michael Harrelson, a spokesman for Patagonia. "I think that the marketplace will be really excited about it." Patagonia will be ready to sell the new jacket late this summer, Harrelson said. The jacket will be made of 80% recycled plastic bottles and 20% polyester.
January 28, 2001 | DANIEL GUSS
JOHN NESE MADE A choice in 1998 that changed his life. The owner of Galco's Old World Grocery in Highland Park rebelled against what he considered unfair marketing by Pepsi and began selling obscure, often discontinued, soft-drink brands. Nese never intended to become L.A.'s king of pop, but his store's shelves now teem with 328 brands of long-forgotten bottled sodas such as Nehi ("As good as the first peach of the summer!"
June 10, 2003
Re "Wanted: More Bottle Recycling Opportunities," letters, June 4: I am an apartment dweller in Los Angeles, and a recycling bin is not offered to our building. I have to go out of my neighborhood to recycle at a store. The earnings can be used only at that specific store within a limited period of time. My solution? Keep the bags of bottles in my car trunk and donate them to the next person I find collecting bottles from the trash bins to pay the rent or to put new shoes on his or her child.
January 29, 2011
Timeline: Recycling in L.A. 1983: Home recycling pilot program starts 1989: State sets goal of 50% municipal waste to be recycled and diverted from landfills by 2000 1990: Yellow bin accepts glass bottles, aluminum and tin cans, and plastic bottles labeled "1" and "2"; newspapers are tied in bundles and set next to the bin 1993: Green bin added for compostable yard waste 1994: "Single-stream" pilot program allows participants to...
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