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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1995 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Neighbors who were awarded more than $114,000 in a court judgment stemming from a dispute over a Huntington Beach woman's allegedly trash-infested property sued her again this week, contending that she is trying to duck payment. In the latest chapter of the long-running feud in the upscale Huntington Harbour neighborhood, the plaintiffs contend that Elena Zagustin has tried to avoid paying the November, 1994, judgment by transferring her property to a living trust.
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April 17, 2012 | Jon Thurber
Edward Humes is a man of eclectic storytelling tastes. A former journalist awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for a series of stories he wrote for the Orange County Register on the military establishment in Southern California, Humes has written 11 nonfiction books on subjects including how the GI Bill transformed the American Dream, Southern justice and the Dixie Mafia, and the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles County. His latest book, "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash" (Avery: 278 pp., $27)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2008 | Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief vowed Monday to crack down on those who illegally dump refuse on public streets and alleys in South Los Angeles. Deputy Chief Kenneth O. Garner, who oversees the department's South Bureau, said that his officers would be launching a task force later this month with investigators from the city's Public Works Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2008 | Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Police Department deputy chief vowed Monday to crack down on those who illegally dump refuse on public streets and alleys in South Los Angeles. Deputy Chief Kenneth O. Garner, who oversees the department's South Bureau, said that his officers would be launching a task force later this month with investigators from the city's Public Works Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 2002 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ladders. Wood chippers. Trash cans. Tool boxes. Refrigerators. Chrome tubes. Sounds like the inventory for Sanford and Son's salvage yard, right? Actually, these are just a few examples of the kind of stuff that is routinely if inadvertently dumped on California freeways, causing traffic tie-ups and commuter headaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC and TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Officials decided Wednesday to spend $82 million so Los Angeles County's trash can be hauled away by rail and dumped in the desert. The board of directors of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County signed agreements to purchase the Mesquite Regional Landfill in the back country of Imperial County and the Eagle Mountain Landfill in a remote area of Riverside County for $41 million apiece.
NEWS
October 13, 1985
I refuse to believe that NBC actually airs such a piece of rubbish as "227." It's disgustingly bad and a disgrace to all of television. A. P. Moschovakis, Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A discovery that a remote Pacific island is littered with an ugly carpet of 20th-Century rubbish has raised fears that the oceans are more polluted than was thought, Cambridge University zoologist Tim Benton reported last week in the British journal Nature. Benton visited Ducie Atoll, which is 293 miles from Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific, the nearest inhabited island, and found nearly 1,000 pieces of junk on a 2.4-mile stretch of beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2000 | WILLOUGHBY MARIANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In case you wondered, there were 43,167 fast-food containers lying on Orange County beaches in the fall of 1998. And 1,003 diapers. But the first comprehensive study of beach trash in Orange County found that the most common debris is neither those items, nor cigarette butts, nor paper wrappers, but tiny plastic pellets.
SPORTS
September 10, 1994
While understanding there are space constraints, there is no excuse for not publishing the Scottish Premier Division scores. Get with it. Return to the coverage you had earlier in the year and never mind rubbish like the Mongolian tap-dancing championships and synchronized swimming from Death Valley. GUS MacINTOSH Arcadia
WORLD
January 11, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A cargo boat laden with 500 tons of garbage from Naples docked at the island of Sardinia as the Italian government worked to undo a trash emergency that left heaps of waste piled on streets. Prime Minister Romano Prodi had invited Italian regions to accept some of the trash from Naples and its surrounding Campania region. Officials on Sardinia, whose northeastern Emerald Coast is a favorite of the European jet set, agreed. A cargo boat arrived in the southern port of Cagliari in the evening, and the regional government said it could accept more in the coming days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
Law enforcement authorities have closed down a trash storage operation in Kern County linked to a recycling firm already under investigation for allegedly violating health and safety codes in Long Beach and the Riverside County community of Blythe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 2007 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
A recycler is under investigation by state, county and city agencies that are pressing the firm to clean up more than 15,000 tons of shredded paper, plastic products and other discards now moldering at sites in Long Beach and Riverside County. The investigations into Mission Fiber Group were launched less than a month after a 60-foot mountain of recyclables near the Port of Long Beach caught fire in what authorities say were suspicious circumstances.
WORLD
August 17, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman looking for old crockery in a trash container in the western Austrian town of Zell am See stumbled upon a medieval cross that could be worth more than half a million dollars, Salzburg police said. The woman, who has not been identified, apparently did not know what she had found in 2004, but last month, a neighbor took it to a museum in the village of Leogang. It's unclear whether the woman will get any money.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2007 | Charles Proctor, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County officials agreed Tuesday to consider a range of options -- including an outright ban -- for dealing with the ubiquitous plastic grocery bags that can choke landfills, litter roadways, clog storm drains and kill marine life. The Board of Supervisors unanimously directed the Department of Public Works to study the issue and report back in 90 days.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2007 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Over the last four years, trash has brought only trouble to the Los Angeles County city of Gardena. Officials have been hit with lawsuits and a record $70,000 state fine for failing to recycle enough. And there have been allegations of political favoritism, poor service and unfair rate hikes. The two companies that hold city contracts include one hauler who used to run a business that was at the center of a bribery scandal.
NEWS
August 21, 1988
San Jose officials, who two weeks ago forced a family to remove 25 tons of garbage from their house, have performed the dirty deed again--this time at another dwelling. The city condemned another house and put three children into protective custody after finding rubbish, flies and feces throughout the residence. In court documents, city housing inspector Lisa Cobler said the homeowner, William Beene, "threatened to shoot the next person who bothered him."
NEWS
December 10, 1990 | United Press International
The city's private sanitation workers Sunday began a strike that threatened to bury the city's already littered sidewalks under mounds of uncollected garbage. The collectors, who pick up 40% of the city's trash, walked out after rejecting a new contract. The strike affects about 250,000 city businesses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2007 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
Disgusted by pictures of trash-strewn coasts, the California Ocean Protection Council on Thursday called for an aggressive crackdown on plastic fast-food containers, a ban of those containing toxic chemicals and a program to reimburse police for vigorous enforcement of littering laws. Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a member of the council, also instructed the staff to find money to deploy "nurdle" police to prosecute plastic manufacturers that allow plastic pellets to spill off industrial lots.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 2006 | Lisa Leff, Associated Press
Other artists might take offense if someone described their work as derivative junk and their studio as a real dump. Not Nome Edonna, the newest artist in residence at the place where San Francisco's garbage goes. Edonna, a painter and fan of vintage collectibles, couldn't be more inspired as he picks through a pile of rubbish that a pickup truck just added to the heap in a salvage sorting warehouse.
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