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November 29, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Department of Water and Power official who helped edit the utility's environmental safety manual has admitted that he fouled the air himself by instructing subordinates to burn toxic materials at the Scattergood Generating Station near El Segundo. Charles Ivan Ashbaugh pleaded no contest Monday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to a misdemeanor charge of discharging air contaminants that endangered public health.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 29, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Department of Water and Power official who helped edit the utility's environmental safety manual has admitted that he fouled the air himself by instructing subordinates to burn toxic materials at the Scattergood Generating Station near El Segundo. Charles Ivan Ashbaugh pleaded no contest Monday in Los Angeles Municipal Court to a misdemeanor charge of discharging air contaminants that endangered public health.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1995
Recycling will prove a bright idea for about 500,000 customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. That's the number expected to receive electricity generated from methane gas left over from sewage treatment at the Hyperion facility in Playa del Rey. The DWP and the Department of Public Works recently agreed to spend $12 million to upgrade and expand a gas pipeline between Hyperion and the neighboring Scattergood generating station.
NEWS
April 2, 1992
Two men who built a secret underground marijuana farm at the Scattergood generating station in Playa del Rey were sentenced this week to a year in County Jail and ordered to repay the Department of Water and Power more than $31,000 for the supplies, equipment and work time they stole to build the farm. Boyd Duffin and Richard Viduka were ordered to return to court May 5 to begin serving their sentence, possibly under a work furlough program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Lane closures along a 1.9-mile stretch of Mar Vista and Sawtelle began Tuesday and are expected to continue for months as the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power constructs an underground high-voltage power line. Lane closures are expected on sections of Bundy Drive and Centinela Avenue south of the 10 Freeway and north of Venice Boulevard. The closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, LADWP officials said in a news release said. The department said the excavation work would involve installing trenches, underground maintenance vaults and infrastructure improvements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Department of Water and Power officials felt like they had stepped into a scene from "Hogan's Heroes." Pulling aside a tool cabinet in a storage shed at the Scattergood Generating Station in Playa del Rey on March 1, investigators found a strange addition--a hinged, wooden trap door concealing the entrance to a narrow tunnel. Grabbing several flashlights, investigators lowered themselves into the dank shaft and began slithering forward on their bellies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two secret underground rooms that may have been used to grow marijuana have been found beneath a Department of Water and Power generating station, prompting an investigation into who built them and why, authorities said. Acting on an informant's tip, DWP investigators discovered the two 10-by-40-foot rooms--supplied with electricity, fresh water and a ventilation system--at the Scattergood Generating Station near El Segundo on March 1, DWP special agent Chuck Rubidoux said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Department of Water and Power supervisor was fired from his job Wednesday after officials accused him of building two underground rooms beneath a generating station so he could grow marijuana. Boyd L. Duffin Jr., 37, and two temporary workers--since relieved of duty at the Scattergood Generating Station near El Segundo--are being investigated for possible criminal charges by the district attorney's office. A DWP spokeswoman declined to release the names of the temporary workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy and David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times
The city of Los Angeles has launched an aggressive lobbying campaign to roll back tough new state regulations meant to limit the environmental damage that power plants inflict on the oceans. Officials are pushing a last-minute bill in the Legislature that would delay by up to 11 years a new state mandate requiring that the city's municipal utility overhaul three coastal power plants to reduce their use of seawater for cooling. The current deadlines for meeting the seawater restrictions would cost $2.3 billion more than city officials planned because it would force them to modernize power plants ahead of schedule.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, Boyd Duffin admits now, the money was a lure when he decided to build a secret underground marijuana farm at the Scattergood generating station in Playa del Rey. But the really intriguing part, he said, was whether he could figure out how to get away with it. He almost did.
NEWS
April 12, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sure, Boyd Duffin admits now, the money was a lure when he decided to build a secret underground marijuana farm at the Scattergood generating station in Playa del Rey. But the really intriguing part, he said, was whether he could figure out how to get away with it. He almost did.
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