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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987
Malibu residents depend on septic tanks to handle their waste. Some tanks leak or overflow and create a raw-sewage problem that threatens public health in the beachfront community. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors must take action, and that response must include sewers --but on what scale? The supervisors are scheduled to consider today a regional sewage collection system and treatment plant recommended by the county health and public works departments.
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NEWS
March 10, 1992 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the long-awaited cleanup of Boston Harbor gets fully under way, alarms are being sounded about dramatic sewer rate increases resulting from the project. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which is undertaking the $6.
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NEWS
March 10, 1992 | JOHN LAIDLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As the long-awaited cleanup of Boston Harbor gets fully under way, alarms are being sounded about dramatic sewer rate increases resulting from the project. The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, which is undertaking the $6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1987
Malibu residents depend on septic tanks to handle their waste. Some tanks leak or overflow and create a raw-sewage problem that threatens public health in the beachfront community. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors must take action, and that response must include sewers --but on what scale? The supervisors are scheduled to consider today a regional sewage collection system and treatment plant recommended by the county health and public works departments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles could save at least $20 million out of the sewer budget by reducing wasteful practices, potentially providing savings to hold down rate increases planned for 2002, auditors and state officials said Monday. Their comments were based on the results of a study released the same day Sanitation Bureau officials said they are considering a sewer-rate increase of about 5% starting in July 2002.
REAL ESTATE
September 29, 1985 | SAM HALL KAPLAN, Times Urban Design Critic
Time and the winds of change and politics have buffeted this north coast planned community, but its commitment to design perseveres. Well-sited houses, sensitively designed, are again being constructed on this stark, stunning 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma County coast, now that the battle with the state Coastal Commission has been resolved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2003 | Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writer
A growing national movement to privatize water services scored a major victory Wednesday, as the city of Stockton agreed to contract its water delivery and sewer systems to a multinational company. Stockton's decision to have OMI-Thames Water operate the city's water system for 20 years, the largest such deal in California, is seen as a key test of private water schemes. Companies are eyeing the water sector as a huge growth area, because fewer than 10% of U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 1992 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They may be cute, but a new report warns that those little red foxes found along the California coast pose a big threat to most ground-nesting birds, including several endangered species. From the Ballona wetlands near Marina del Rey to the rugged Palos Verdes Peninsula to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Orange County, the list of birds on the red fox's menu includes gnatcatchers, quail, avocets, snowy plovers, and even herons and egrets.
NEWS
May 21, 1992 | RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They may be cute, but a new report warns that those little red foxes found along the California coast pose a big threat to most ground-nesting birds, including several endangered species. From the rugged Palos Verdes Peninsula to the Ballona wetlands near Marina del Rey to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Orange County, the list of birds on the red fox's menu includes gnatcatchers, quail, avocets, snowy plovers, and even herons and egrets.
NEWS
April 21, 1993 | KEVIN JOHNSON and LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On a mid-December day about 40 years ago, early leaders of the powerful Metropolitan Water District of Southern California met in the old Hotel Laguna and opened a spigot that continues to be crucial to Orange County's growth. There, around the hotel bar, they crafted a policy known as the "Laguna Declaration," which promised to provide an unlimited cheap water supply for future housing and development from Oxnard to the Mexican border.
NEWS
November 20, 1986 | DEAN MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
When Kevin Post surfs near his home in Manhattan Beach, he is overwhelmed sometimes by a strong smell of diesel fumes and begins to feel sick. Post, a junior high school teacher in Redondo Beach, says the smell gets so bad that he has to forget about surfing. Martin Byhower says swimming is good therapy for his bad back, yet he rarely swims near his home in Redondo Beach anymore. He sometimes has skin rashes and cold symptoms after swimming there, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 2000 | JOSEPH B. FRAZIER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
As the Willamette River meanders from the Cascades through its namesake valley, through towns, cities and rich farmlands, it becomes a stream of contradictions. At the pristine headwaters of Waldo Lake it is one of the nation's cleanest, but farther along advisories warn against sustained eating of its fish. President Clinton designated it as one of America's first Heritage Rivers. But the Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to list Portland harbor a Superfund cleanup site.
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