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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1998
I am truly puzzled. First we were told that paper for recycling must be paper that had not been in contact with food. Now we are told that the big blue containers are for paper and for cans and bottles that have been in a lot of contact with food, and that it's OK to throw them all in together. I'm beginning to wonder: How do they separate these various materials, or do they, and do they really recycle anything? GINGER BARTEL-SHERB Sherman Oaks
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2013 | By Abby Sewell, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Several absentee ballots in Compton that should have been returned to City Hall after they were found to be undeliverable instead ended up in bins slated for recycling outside a post office. Officials said allegations of voter fraud appeared to be unfounded. A candidate in Compton's municipal election complained of potential fraud Tuesday after discovering bins containing what appeared to be hundreds of absentee ballots behind the post office on Santa Fe Avenue. City Manager Harold Duffey said he and other city officials, as well as members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, went to the post office after hearing the allegation and found a crowd there, including several candidates running in the city's April 16 primary election.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1989
Less than a day after the Manhattan Beach residential trash recycling program began Monday, police arrested two men for allegedly pilfering recycling bins. Other pilfering has been reported, but these are the only arrests that have been made under the city ordinance against salvaging without a permit, authorities said. According to police, Enrique Palma Vargas, 27, of Inglewood and Jesus Urena Maldonado, 62, of Los Angeles were arrested at 1:25 p.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Fred Armisen, who is on "Saturday Night Live," and Carrie Brownstein, who was in the band Sleater-Kinney and now leads the band Wild Flag, are the creators and stars of "Portlandia," a strange and beautiful sketch show filmed in Portland, Ore., where Brownstein lives. Its second, longer season begins Friday on IFC, even as the stars have taken their show on the road. (The Los Angeles stop, Jan. 17 at the Echoplex, is sold out.) Like the city in which it's set, the series' tone is both clouded and lovely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1994 | MARC LACEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles city officials have proposed a crackdown on the organized scavengers who traverse the city, plucking cans and bottles from recycling bins. Officials want to hire a three-member team to staff a special scavenging hot line and investigate the hundreds of complaints that come into City Hall every month. The Board of Public Works approved the plan Friday, sending it to the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
To help the city meets its recycling goals, Los Angeles' Bureau of Sanitation has expanded the variety of items it will accept to include foam and more plastic products. Since July 1, residents have been allowed to place in city-issued recycling bins plastic grocery bags as well as products made from polystyrene foam, known under the trademark Styrofoam. The city has launched a promotional campaign to educate the public on its expanded recycling program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
A beverage-container recycling site in a shopping center about half a mile from the Civic Center has become a point of contention. At issue is a container-collection site near the Ralphs grocery store at La Palma Avenue and Walker Street. Critics of the recycling center, including Mayor Duane Schuster and city officials, charge that the collection bins are an eyesore.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2000
Re "Reducing Trash: No Time to Waste," Jan. 10: I read the story on reducing trash with great interest. I recently purchased a condominium in Laguna Hills (having moved from an apartment in Aliso Viejo, and before that, a home in Long Beach). Being interested in preserving the environment, and accustomed to recycling in Long Beach, I tried to find a way to recycle my Times newspapers and other household recyclables. I was told by Solag Disposal, the waste management company for my city, that because I live in a condo development that has trash dumpsters, there is no "curbside recycling" available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1988
California's bottle law guarantees at least a 1-cent refund for each beer or soft-drink container that consumers turn in for recycling. But it won't work if consumers can't turn them in. And that is too often the case in sections of Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Returning empties should be as easy as buying fulls. State law requires large supermarkets to identify recycling depots within a half-mile of their premises or accept the containers at the store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1992 | LORNA FERNANDES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until recently, Candelaria Diaz had never really thought about recycling. She--and the 10 other people in her North Hollywood household--just tossed out their cans, jars and other junk. But ever since city work crews dropped off a free recycling container at her house on Arminta Street, Diaz said, the whole household has dutifully joined what city officials hope will become a dedicated army of recyclers. "Now that the city gave us this, we put our bottles and cans in the bin," she said.
BUSINESS
August 15, 2010 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
So you're a renter and you want to green your space, but your landlord won't splurge on solar panels. Don't fret. There are plenty of low-cost ways for apartment dwellers to be eco-friendly. You can be a green tenant by unplugging appliances or using chemical-free products. It's as easy as fixing leaky faucets or installing window treatments to conserve heat in the winter and to keep your place cool in summer without cranking up the air conditioning. "There's a myth that there isn't a lot that renters can do," said Paula Cino, director of Energy and Environmental Policy with the National Multi Housing Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2007 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
To help the city meets its recycling goals, Los Angeles' Bureau of Sanitation has expanded the variety of items it will accept to include foam and more plastic products. Since July 1, residents have been allowed to place in city-issued recycling bins plastic grocery bags as well as products made from polystyrene foam, known under the trademark Styrofoam. The city has launched a promotional campaign to educate the public on its expanded recycling program.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2006 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
TAKASHIGE ICHISE is enthroned on a stately rattan chair in the pool cabana of his new mansion in the hills. Samuel Goldwyn used to own this airy remnant of old-time Hollywood glamour, so it's fitting that Ichise, one of the biggest movie moguls in Japan, has assumed this abode.
NEWS
March 8, 2002 | BOOTH MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
MILAN--Poor Giorgio Armani. He is one of the most successful fashion designers of all time. He taught women how to dress in menswear and men how to dress up. But after 27 years in business, the designer is starting to feel like a prisoner of supple suiting. And so, earlier this week, for his fall collection, the designer showed something different: Among his clothes, inspired by the first female aviators, were (gasp) harem stirrup pants. The distaste in the Armani Teatro was palpable.
NEWS
April 24, 2001 | SUSAN CARPENTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most of the cars pulling into the Los Angeles Zoo parking lot Saturday were filled with people looking to see lions, tigers and bears. The rest were there to rid themselves of electronic albatrosses--old computer monitors, televisions, even the odd oscilloscope. "Some of these things could go in a computer museum. That's how old they were," said Nell Miller, 54, of Eagle Rock. She and her husband, Derick, a computer consultant, unloaded four monitors, 10 hard drives and a handful of printers.
NEWS
January 18, 2001 | JEFF LEVY, jefflevykfi@hotmail.com
One of the desktop icons that appear after Windows is installed is the Recycle Bin. Here's what you need to know about it. Microsoft programmers were no doubt thinking about the Apple Mac operating system, which includes a desktop Trash Can icon, when they designed the Recycle Bin. When you drag and drop a file or folder onto the Recycle Bin icon, you are removing it. But the material hasn't been deleted. Windows merely stores it in the Recycle Bin.
BUSINESS
August 17, 2000 | Jeff Levy
Question: I frequently send files to the Recycle Bin to delete them. Each time I do so, Windows asks me if I'm sure and I have to confirm the deletion. Is there a way to disable that feature? --Ron B., West Covina Answer: You can bypass that confirmation window by holding down the Shift key as you drag and drop items into the Recycle Bin. You also can turn off the confirmation window by right clicking on the Recycle Bin and selecting Properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2000 | KATHY REYNOLDS, Kathy Reynolds teaches at Milken Community High School
As a Granada Hills resident, I oppose the expansion of Sunshine Canyon Landfill approved by the Los Angeles City Council. As a science teacher who has taken my students on field trips where we've seen aged oaks that will soon be gone forever, I am against this tragic use of precious land.
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