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February 8, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wants to be the "environmental mayor," state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) accepted the endorsement Friday of the Sierra Club and accused Mayor Richard Riordan of ignoring the environment. Hayden's charges touched off a daylong flurry of allegations between the two mayoral candidates that involved Hayden's voting record in Sacramento and Riordan's environmental record in Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1997 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wants to be the "environmental mayor," state Sen. Tom Hayden (D-Los Angeles) accepted the endorsement Friday of the Sierra Club and accused Mayor Richard Riordan of ignoring the environment. Hayden's charges touched off a daylong flurry of allegations between the two mayoral candidates that involved Hayden's voting record in Sacramento and Riordan's environmental record in Los Angeles.
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NEWS
September 21, 1986
The Sierra Club of California endorsed the reelection of Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston. Bob Hattoy, spokesman for the 140,000-member environmental group, said at a press conference on the Santa Monica Pier that Cranston would probably have received the endorsement in any case because of his long record of supporting parks and wilderness areas and opposing most offshore drilling. But Hattoy said Cranston's Republican opponent, Los Altos Rep.
BUSINESS
July 9, 1992 | ANDREA MAIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The environmental group that helped persuade McDonald's to package its food in paper instead of foam has begun discussing ways to cut air pollution with General Motors. The Environmental Defense Fund, an organization unique among environmentalists for its willingness to align with corporations, said the project will be partially funded by a two-year, $200,000 grant from the Joyce Foundation in Chicago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defending his judgment in the latest flap concerning the McMartin Pre-School molestation case, Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner declared Tuesday that the trial judge "misunderstood" his action in having a subordinate contact the jurist while he was on an out-of-town trip last week.
NEWS
April 30, 1999 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Searching for more money to pay for cleaning up hazardous, illegal piles of scrap tires, a state environmental board asked the Legislature on Thursday to increase the fee on new car tires from a quarter to $2. The Integrated Waste Management Board, which oversees the disposal of about 30-million tires that Californians cast off each year, voted unanimously to ask for the hike. Lawmakers are expected to approve the recommendation.
NEWS
July 6, 1995 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Over the Fourth of July holiday, I spent a lot of time in the grocery store--note that I said "store" in the singular. Thereby hangs a tale. You might be surprised to hear that the Earthwatch columnist, often a strident promoter of organic and un-chemically grown food, didn't trek all over the county to little health food stores. He found everything he needed at Ralphs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1998 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's biggest private landowner and key government officials are considering a deal that would expand a landmark conservation plan to cover at least 60 more plants and animals, including many in environmentally sensitive wetlands. But some environmentalists fear that the plan, spearheaded by Irvine Co. and still in rough-draft form, would accelerate development in marshes, streams and pools--and they wonder if enough land would be set aside to compensate for the habitat lost.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1995 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A broad coalition of manufacturers, oil companies, consumer groups and environmentalists has come together to oppose a sweeping proposal endorsed by most of the California Public Utilities Commission to deregulate the state's electricity supply. Led by the California Manufacturers Assn., the group includes the Sierra Club of California, San Francisco-based consumer group TURN, the Environmental Defense Fund, the California Retailers Assn. and the Western States Petroleum Assn., among others.
NEWS
September 18, 1990 | BILL STALL, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Democrat Dianne Feinstein has won a major victory in her gubernatorial campaign's battle with Republican Sen. Pete Wilson for the support of environmentalists by collecting the endorsement of the 200,000-member Sierra Club of California, sources within the environmental movement disclosed Monday. Wilson earlier got the backing of Friends of the River, which has the bulk of its 10,000 members in California, the Western River Guides Assn.
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January 10, 1992 | JUDY PASTERNAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In its continuing fight against smog formed by common consumer products, the state Air Resources Board on Thursday enacted pollution limits for 10 more categories, ranging from insecticides to perfume to aerosol non-stick cooking spray. Over the last two years, the ARB has enacted similar measures for 17 other products, including deodorant, hair spray, room fresheners and glass cleaners. None have taken effect yet. The first compliance deadlines are in 1993.
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