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April 11, 1996
Los Angeles County health officials extended a beach closure to swimmers to include the Venice Pier area Wednesday after testing indicated that bacteria from a sewage spill near Ballona Creek last weekend had spread north. The closure now stretches about 3 1/4 miles, from Venice Pier at Washington Street to Imperial Highway in El Segundo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
City officials told the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday that they are putting new safeguards in place for future year-2000 computer tests to avoid a sewage spill like the one that occurred last month in Van Nuys. Nearly 3 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Woodley Avenue Park on June 16 after a Y2K test mistakenly closed a sewer main at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State regulators Tuesday ordered an audit of Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau operations in response to a June 17 accident at a Van Nuys treatment plant that caused 3 million gallons of sewage to spill into a park. Investigators for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board concluded poor contingency planning and communications contributed to the sewage spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State regulators Tuesday ordered an audit of Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau operations in response to a June 17 accident at a Van Nuys treatment plant that caused 3 million gallons of sewage to spill into a park. Investigators for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board concluded poor contingency planning and communications contributed to the sewage spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999
State regulators ordered an audit of the Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau operations on Tuesday in response to a June 17 accident at a Van Nuys treatment plant that caused 3 million gallons of sewage to spill into a park. Investigators for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board concluded that poor contingency planning and communications contributed to the sewage spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY
City officials told the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday that they are putting new safeguards in place for future year-2000 computer tests to avoid a sewage spill like the one that occurred last month in Van Nuys. Nearly 3 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Woodley Avenue Park on June 16 after a Y2K test mistakenly closed a sewer main at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' woefully inadequate sewer system--which allowed millions of gallons of sewer water to overflow into streets last month--could become an even greater problem for the city, potentially affecting new businesses in the worst areas and leading to a possible freeze on development in parts of South-Central Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Describing the situation as an "absolute nightmare," Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs on Tuesday called for a speedier resolution process to help residents whose homes are flooded by raw sewage because of problems in underground pipes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Los Angeles needed proof that its oldest, most decayed sewer lines should be replaced, it got just that this week, when winter storms caused an unprecedented 20 million gallons to spill from sewers, some of it gushing through busy city intersections and forcing beach closures.
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February 12, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the wettest storms to strike Los Angeles in a century continued to drench Southern California on Tuesday, bringing brown torrents to normally parched riverbeds but causing remarkably little damage. More rain was forecast to begin pounding the Southland by this morning and another equally powerful wave of moisture was expected by the weekend--making this a storm "of historical proportions, for sure," said meteorologist Steve Burback.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1999
State regulators ordered an audit of the Los Angeles Sanitation Bureau operations on Tuesday in response to a June 17 accident at a Van Nuys treatment plant that caused 3 million gallons of sewage to spill into a park. Investigators for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board concluded that poor contingency planning and communications contributed to the sewage spill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles' woefully inadequate sewer system--which allowed millions of gallons of sewer water to overflow into streets last month--could become an even greater problem for the city, potentially affecting new businesses in the worst areas and leading to a possible freeze on development in parts of South-Central Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1998 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Los Angeles needed proof that its oldest, most decayed sewer lines should be replaced, it got just that this week, when winter storms caused an unprecedented 20 million gallons to spill from sewers, some of it gushing through busy city intersections and forcing beach closures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Describing the situation as an "absolute nightmare," Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs on Tuesday called for a speedier resolution process to help residents whose homes are flooded by raw sewage because of problems in underground pipes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1996
Los Angeles County health officials extended a beach closure to swimmers to include the Venice Pier area Wednesday after testing indicated that bacteria from a sewage spill near Ballona Creek last weekend had spread north. The closure now stretches about 3 1/4 miles, from Venice Pier at Washington Street to Imperial Highway in El Segundo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1992 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After battering Southern California with driving rain and tornado-like wind bursts, a swift-moving storm front slackened Saturday, while sanitation crews worked to contain a sewage spill in Los Angeles Harbor and residents mopped up debris-strewn streets. Dense fog lifted over the Cajon Pass, where poor visibility contributed to a 100-vehicle chain-reaction pileup that killed one woman and injured 63 others Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1991 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State auditors have recommended that the financially strapped city of Los Angeles repay millions of dollars in clean-water grants spent on local sewage treatment plants amid questions over how the city operates the facilities and whether the money was properly spent. Concerns raised by the auditors range from repeated spills of sewage into a creek that flows into Santa Monica Bay to the expense of landscaping at a Japanese-style garden at one of the plants.
NEWS
February 12, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the wettest storms to strike Los Angeles in a century continued to drench Southern California on Tuesday, bringing brown torrents to normally parched riverbeds but causing remarkably little damage. More rain was forecast to begin pounding the Southland by this morning and another equally powerful wave of moisture was expected by the weekend--making this a storm "of historical proportions, for sure," said meteorologist Steve Burback.
NEWS
February 12, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the wettest storms to strike Los Angeles in a century continued to drench Southern California on Tuesday, bringing brown torrents to normally parched riverbeds but causing remarkably little damage. More rain was forecast to begin pounding the Southland by this morning and another equally powerful wave of moisture was expected by the weekend--making this a storm "of historical proportions, for sure," said meteorologist Steve Burback.
NEWS
February 12, 1992 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the wettest storms to strike Los Angeles in a century continued to drench Southern California on Tuesday, bringing brown torrents to normally parched riverbeds but causing remarkably little damage. More rain was forecast to begin pounding the Southland by this morning and another equally powerful wave of moisture was expected by the weekend--making this a storm "of historical proportions, for sure," said meteorologist Steve Burback.
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