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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1991 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After admonishing city sanitation officials for dragging their feet, the Los Angeles Planning Commission voted Thursday to let them set new deadlines for correcting environmental problems at the city-run Lopez Canyon Landfill. The commission took the action despite calls from angry residents of Lake View Terrace and Kagel Canyon to shut down the city's biggest dump, which for years has been a target of neighborhood complaints about noise, odor and dust.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1991 | GEORGE HATCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Determined to boost its share of the booming Pacific Rim trade, the Port of Los Angeles is aggressively building for the future. In the process, it finds itself grappling with the pollution of the past. Consider the harbor's newest addition, a 100-acre shipping cargo facility nearing completion on Terminal Island. The port allowed a former leaseholder, a scrap business, to leave the site before the full extent of pollution on the port-owned property was known.
BUSINESS
August 6, 1991 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
General Motors Corp. isn't saying what it plans to do with its Van Nuys assembly plant after it stops producing cars there next summer. But if the auto maker tries to sell the 100-acre site, could it find a buyer? With the beleaguered U.S. auto industry continuing to downsize, other American auto makers are out as potential buyers. And since the 44-year-old plant, with 2.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1991
The owner of a business that rebuilds large industrial batteries was arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor charges for allegedly dumping wastes, including acid and lead, into city sewers, prosecutors said. Victor Torres Pena, 63, of Pasadena was arrested at his business, Victor Industrial Batteries on San Fernando Road in Lincoln Heights, by the Police Department's Hazardous Materials Unit. Prosecutors said he would be freed after posting $500 bail.
NEWS
August 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
Government monitoring of air quality showed only slight improvement over the last year, with 119 metropolitan areas including Los Angeles still failing pollution standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said today. The EPA released lists of cities that violated ozone or smog limits--a summertime problem--and those that failed carbon monoxide standards that are most difficult to meet in colder months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and the leaders of more than 30 other municipalities from around the globe pledged Friday to commit their cities to a broad set of environmental initiatives to allay global warming and reverse the ravages of pollution. The 12-point resolution was drafted by delegates to the first International Local Government Summit on the Environment, hosted by the city of Los Angeles and the Greenhouse Crisis Foundation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley said Friday that he will urge the City Council to create a new fund to underwrite the costs of environmental protection programs in the city and subsidize similar programs in Third World communities. The mayor's announcement came at the conclusion of a two-day "International Local Governments Summit on the Environment" in Los Angeles, which attracted municipal officials from 28 nations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1990 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern California Edison's proposal to create the nation's largest electric utility by merging with San Diego Gas & Electric violates antitrust laws and would damage air quality in the Los Angeles Basin, state Atty. Gen. John Van de Kamp said Wednesday. At press conferences in San Diego and Los Angeles, Van de Kamp described the $2.5-billion stock-swap merger as "not in the public interest . . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1990 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of delays, state health officials have ordered a cleanup of dangerous asbestos, lead, zinc and other toxic materials in the soil and debris at a former ceramics manufacturing plant in Atwater to begin next week.
NEWS
November 23, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Avalon city officials and business owners, arguing that Santa Catalina Island's air is pristine and does not contribute to pollution in the Los Angeles Basin, want out of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. In a letter presented to an AQMD official last month, Catalina Chamber of Commerce President George A. Escofie disputed the logic of having islanders conform to the district's air quality regulations.
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