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February 9, 1997
Sanitation scores for some of the cruise ships inspected in November and December. A score of 86 or higher indicates acceptable sanitation.
March 13, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
A Louisiana mother confessed to putting hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, who died of alcohol poisoning with a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit for adults, authorities said. The mother also implicated herself in poisoning the boy with perfume about two months after he was born, a crime for which the boy's father had been charged, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office in southeastern Louisiana announced Wednesday. Erika Wigstrom told authorities that in both cases she acted to spare Lucas Ruiz suffering, the sheriff's office said in a press release.
October 23, 2001
The Los Angeles Public Works Board on Monday approved a $24.7-million contract for a Sun Valley sanitation center to serve the east San Fernando Valley. The 14-acre complex at 11050 Pendleton St. will replace an aging city Sanitation Bureau yard that was severely damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The contract was awarded to S.J. Amoroso Construction Co. of Costa Mesa.
October 24, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and Ben Welsh
Los Angeles' new controller moved Wednesday to open city finances to quick and easy public scrutiny online, unveiling a website with extensive detail on how City Hall collects and spends billions of dollars. The website, Control Panel L.A. , gives users access to a huge volume of data on taxpayer expenditures for police, sanitation, street repairs and other services - information that previously would have taken weeks or months to get through formal requests for records. With user-friendly icons and drop-down menus, the site enables visitors to download, sort and analyze data on city employee salaries and more than 100,000 payments to contractors.
January 20, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sanitation was voted the most important medical milestone in the last 150 years on Thursday in a poll conducted by the British Medical Journal. Improved sewage disposal and clean water supply systems, which have reduced diseases such as cholera, was the favorite of 11,341 people worldwide who voted in the survey.
May 22, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
Generally, the type of people who get mobbed by fans around Chavez Ravine wear baseball uniforms. But the heroes at an event Saturday afternoon weren't wearing Dodger blue; their uniforms were sanitation green. At an open house hosted by the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation at its yard in Lincoln Heights, trash truck-driving workers were celebrated by the public, many of whom expressed remarkable devotion to the city employees. Jill Kasofsky, 46, of Mount Washington attended with her wife and son. They all wore shirts emblazoned with "Kenny Fox Rocks."
July 10, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD
Gov. Pete Wilson on Wednesday signed a bill that enables Orange County's 11 sanitation districts to merge into a single political unit. Supporters said the consolidation will make the county's sanitation agencies more efficient and provide for more balanced representation from the various cities. Right now, 11 separate sewer boards oversee the Sanitation Districts of Orange County, which provides service to more than 1 million people north of the El Toro Y.
May 19, 2002
Re "Don't Renew Sewage Treatment Waiver," Editorial, May 5: The Orange County Sanitation District is not, as you stated, largely "self-monitored," nor do we have latitude in what we communicate to the public. We are, in fact, highly regulated. Our waste-water collection, treatment and disposal operations are closely monitored and regulated by state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Regional Water Quality Control Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
March 3, 1998
The City Council will consider adopting a law tonight that will allow officials with the Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol to board and inspect any vessel for a marine sanitation device if there is reason to believe that raw sewage has been discharged from the craft.
February 7, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A federal appeals court Friday ordered the Labor Department to draft requirements promptly that farm workers in the fields be provided with drinking water and toilets, saying that they have suffered through a "disgraceful chapter of legal neglect." In a sharply worded 2-1 ruling, the court gave officials 30 days to set field sanitation standards, which long have been available to workers in factories and offices. The rules will apply to farms that employ more than 10 workers.
October 17, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Thursday that he had a "consensual relationship" with the female former staffer who has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him, an affair he said he now "deeply regrets. " Huizar, in a prepared statement released by a spokesman, described the allegations made by his former Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy as "absolutely false and malicious. " "More importantly, Francine Godoy's behavior towards him both before and after these fabricated events will prove that they are not credible," Huizar spokesman Robert Alaniz said.
October 1, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has told at least five of the city's department heads that he has decided to keep them as high-level managers, part of his months-long effort to build a new administration. Garcetti, who is going through a review of more than 30 department heads, has informed Michael LoGrande, who runs the Department of City Planning, and Brenda Barnette, general manager of the Animal Services Department, that they will get to stay. He has also moved to retain Enrique Zaldivar, director of the Bureau of Sanitation; Ray Ciranna, who runs the Fire and Police Pensions system; and Laura Trejo, who heads the Department of Aging.
August 15, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
Scrubbed clean and sanded around the edges, "Standing Up" is a sanitized version of Brock Cole's '80s young adult novel "The Goats. " It's a curious entry in director D.J. Caruso's filmography, a benign kids movie in a career that launched with the edgy crime drama "The Salton Sea" more than a decade ago and has grown increasingly more accessible in the years since. Perhaps it's meant to be a work his kids can watch, but it's unclear who this blandly titled drama is aimed at - devoid as it is of humor or any real hazard and lacking the provocative undertones of its source material.
June 17, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Americans have been eating hot dogs since at least 1870, when a Coney Island restaurateur started selling sausages on long buns. In California's capital, hot-dog carts keep the tradition going with cheap, quick, lunches for state workers and tourists. But cart owners around the state are threatened with closure by health inspectors, unless lawmakers come to their rescue. That's why the Assembly Health Committee had to come up with a legal definition for "hot dog. " The proposed change to state health laws spells it out: "'Hot dog' means a whole, cured, cooked sausage that is skinless or stuffed in a casing that may be known as a frankfurter, frank, furter, wiener, red hot, Vienna, bologna, garlic bologna or knockwurst and that may be served in a bun or roll.
April 13, 2013 | Steve Lopez
In the beginning, it was about losing a few pounds. Hans Svanoe, 64, would leave his house in Encino at 5:30 a.m. and walk for an hour before driving over the hill to Century City, where he works as a butler. A what? "A corporate executive butler," said Svanoe, who caters to the domestic needs of media mogul Haim Saban and his business partner, Adam Chesnoff, when they're at the office. Before that, the Norwegian-born Svanoe was a domestic for Milton Berle, who once responded to a Svanoe quip by saying: "I'll tell the jokes around here.
February 26, 2013 | By Alexandria Abramian Mott
Attention all obsessive hand sanitizers: If bad design is almost as irritating as rogue bacteria, a potential solution will become available this spring. Jonathan Adler, the king of quirky, Pop home design - and an avid sanitizer, to boot - has created what he's calling the world's first hand antiseptic "cozy. " It's a stylish sleeve that slips over a 12-ounce bottle of Purell. “All of my friends are having babies, and they all have big ugly bottles of sanitizer all over the place.
September 13, 2004 | By Ronald D. White
Silvia Cordero eyed the row of disinfecting gels, soaps and hand sanitizers at a Rite Aid in Culver City with the intensity of a drill sergeant preparing troops for a skirmish with the H1N1 flu virus. "They're going in my car, in my desk at work and in my sons' backpacks," the 28-year-old said. "I don't really like the way any of them feel on my skin, but they might help keep us healthy." Concerns about the contagiousness and severity of the H1N1 flu strain have generated a boom in the hand-sanitizer market.
Half an hour before the lunch rush, the health inspector has made a surprise visit to the Daily Grill in Studio City. Flashlight and thermometer in hand, he tests the temperature of the meatloaf gravy, searches for crud under the grill and scouts the cooler for vermin that would jeopardize the bright blue "A" in the eatery's front window. But the guy in the white lab coat doesn't work for the local health department.
November 16, 2012 | By Robyn Dixon and Nicholas Soi, Los Angeles Times
What if someone decided to clean up Nairobi's slums and dispense with what locals call the "flying toilet," a plastic bag of feces thrown into the choked, filthy gutters? And what if that someone worked out a way to use the generated biogas as an inexpensive cooking fuel so that slum dwellers no longer needed to chop down trees for charcoal? Here in Nairobi, that someone, Josiah Omotto, head of the Umande Trust community organization, is thus far dealing with decidedly mixed results.
September 14, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter
Chlorine: Inexpensive and easily available, chlorine is the chemical most commonly used in swimming pools and hot tubs to kill bacteria that can spread disease. Used in concentrations of 1 to 4 parts per million, chlorine helps keep pool water at the recommended pH level of 7.2 to 7.8. However, chlorine breaks down into different chemicals that have been blamed for itchy skin, difficulty breathing, asthma and other ailments. If released into the environment, chlorine can cause low-level harm to organisms living in the water and soil, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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