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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1990
An ordinance requiring new service stations in unincorporated territory in Los Angeles County to provide restrooms for their customers was adopted Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The measure, introduced by Supervisor Mike Antonovich, was approved on a 3-1 vote with Supervisor Deane Dana dissenting. A state law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires new gas stations along major highways to provide restrooms to the public during business hours.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1992
City officials have approved spending about $60,000 to construct public restrooms at the Chapman sports complex, where patrons for 20 years have had to rely on portable toilets provided by sponsoring athletic organizations. The money for the project will come from the 1988 State Park Bond Act. The restrooms, which will provide four toilets at the 20-acre site near Chapman Avenue and Knott Street, are expected to be completed early next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1991 | JOHN PENNER
In response to requests from downtown merchants, the city will install public restrooms in the Main Promenade parking structure. The construction of one restroom each for men and women will cost an estimated $82,500, paid for from a city account for the downtown parking structure. As the downtown retail area gradually grows under the city's redevelopment program, demand for public restrooms has increased in the area, said Ron Hagan, the city's community services director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Relief in the form of seven new restrooms is coming at long last to the besieged merchants and visitors in the downtown area. The new unisex restrooms should be operating in the Main Promenade parking structure on Main Street by Dec. 1, officials said. "They'll be open for the Christmas season so that people can shop in comfort," Community Services Director Ron Hagan said this week. Business people and visitors have complained about the lack of restrooms since the start of redevelopment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1996 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A long-proposed project for Central Park will probably move forward next week, when the City Council expects to approve a construction contract for new restrooms at the facility. City Manager Daniel E. Keen said that if the council approves the contract at its meeting Tuesday, work will start in early January. Completion would be by late spring, in time for softball league and other games in the park, Keen said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1993 | LESLIE EARNEST
More than two years after three local businessmen formed a "potty committee" to build new public restrooms in Laguna Beach, the group has won city approval for the project and plans to begin construction in April. The proposal was launched by Design Review Board member J.J. Gasparotti, who in a 1991 column in a local paper lamented the scarcity of public restrooms in Laguna Beach. In response, architect Gary Whitfield submitted a restroom design to Gasparotti, and Laguna Beach Lumber Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Parents visiting county parks and beaches will be able to take their children to secure "family restrooms" under a proposal approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The plan comes in the wake of assaults on children who were left alone in restrooms because they could not be accompanied by a parent of the opposite sex. "It's probably going to be a standard for the future," said Supervisor Gloria Molina, who introduced the motion.
NEWS
September 27, 2002 | JIM SHEA, HARTFORD COURANT
Life expectancy just hit a new high--76.9 years. This may seem like good news. It's not. It is actually rather disturbing news, because it means the baby boomers now boogalooing toward golden oldie-hood are going to be hanging out even longer once they get there. And this geriatric logjam is going to alter the culture in truly alarming ways: Cars: The average vehicle will be larger than anything on the road today.
NEWS
May 4, 1996 | Associated Press
Unisex restrooms may be coming soon to a service station near you. The state Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow gas stations in rural areas to maintain one public restroom for both men and women as long as it had a lock on the door. Sen. Maurice Johannessen (R-Redding) said his bill would save service stations money.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1992 | JANE APPLEGATE
Dealing with a dirty restroom may not be high on your priority list. But when you deal with the public, cleanliness boosts your business success. Customers or clients upset by the condition of your restroom may take their business elsewhere--and never tell you why. The state of your restroom also affects employee morale. Of all small-business owners, restaurant owners should be especially sensitive to restroom cleanliness. Why?
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