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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN
The city issued an informal warning to trash haulers Monday, threatening to move toward an exclusive franchise for solid waste collection if the independent companies do not increase recycling enough to meet state guidelines.
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February 21, 1998 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 drivers and other workers at South Coast Refuse Corp. have gone out on strike against the trash hauler as negotiations over a new union contract stalled and each side accused the other of negotiating in bad faith. Teamsters Local 396 in Covina, which was certified as the employees' bargaining unit in October, led the workers out Thursday after claiming that South Coast operator Madelene Arakelian began negotiating individually with her drivers.
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BUSINESS
February 21, 1998 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 40 drivers and other workers at South Coast Refuse Corp. have gone out on strike against the trash hauler as negotiations over a new union contract stalled and each side accused the other of negotiating in bad faith. Teamsters Local 396 in Covina, which was certified as the employees' bargaining unit in October, led the workers out Thursday after claiming that South Coast operator Madelene Arakelian began negotiating individually with her drivers.
NEWS
December 29, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge has asked prosecutors to look into what he termed "troubling allegations" over the way the county has charged local trash haulers for use of its landfills. In the course of a lawsuit against the county, South Coast Refuse Corp. of Irvine has alleged that the county charged some haulers lower fees for dumping construction and commercial trash--in violation of its own published policies.
NEWS
December 29, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County Superior Court judge has asked prosecutors to look into what he termed "troubling allegations" over the way the county has charged local trash haulers for use of its landfills. In the course of a lawsuit against the county, South Coast Refuse Corp. of Irvine has alleged that the county charged some haulers lower fees for dumping construction and commercial trash--in violation of its own published policies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 1993
Orange County officials say everything has been above board in the way various trash haulers have been billed for dumping at county landfills. But though there may be no evidence to date that anything illegal was done, a lawsuit brought by one of the smaller hauling firms raises good questions about whether the scales always have been balanced in the collection of landfill fees. These questions did not escape the attention of Superior Court Judge James P.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1994 | TOM RAGAN
Some residents are trashing the new $25 fee the city is charging them to place rubbish bins on residential streets and other public rights of way. Since the fee went into effect in July, a dozen residents have complained to Madelene Arakelian, the owner of the Irvine-based South Coast Refuse Corp. and Integrated Recycling Systems, where the bins are rented. Arakelian said he was losing business because of the fee. "People call up and ask how much we rent for.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1992 | JON NALICK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the first time in 30 years, the City Council on Monday voted to put the city's trash contract out for competitive bidding. But in a move that hurts smaller firms, the council voted 7 to 0 to require that the entire city be served by a single trash hauler. Great Western Reclamation, which currently holds the contract, will be able to bid for the city's business again. The council rejected the city staff's recommendation to renew Great Western's contract.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1993 | JON NALICK
The City Council on Monday will consider a staff recommendation to award the city's current trash hauler, Great Western Reclamation, an exclusive five-year contract, worth an estimated $100 million. Terms of the proposed contract call for a temporary 30% decrease in commercial rates and a temporary 22% reduction in apartment bin rates. Residential rates would immediately drop $1.01 from the current $9.71 per month. However, the residential rate would increase after six months to $9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996 | TRACY WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democrat Lou Correa burst from obscurity Tuesday to pull nearly even in early returns with incumbent Assemblyman Jim Morrissey, providing the only possibility for an upset in a likely Republican sweep of nine county legislative contests. As county Democrats held their breath, Correa, a little-known financial consultant and political neophyte, inched closer to the 66-year-old Santa Ana lawmaker in the heavily Latino 69th Assembly District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1992 | JODI WILGOREN
The city issued an informal warning to trash haulers Monday, threatening to move toward an exclusive franchise for solid waste collection if the independent companies do not increase recycling enough to meet state guidelines.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County businesswomen, both political novices, announced their candidacies Wednesday for separate seats on the Board of Supervisors. * Madelene Arakelian, 60, co-owner of South Coast Refuse Corp., will challenge state Sen. Marian Bergeson (R-Newport Beach) for the South County district post being vacated by retiring Supervisor Thomas F. Riley. Haydee Tillotson, 55, owner of a Huntington Beach-based property management company, enters a race to replace Supervisor Harriett M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1993 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The district attorney's office has decided not to investigate claims of favoritism in the levying of county landfill fees, despite a request from a judge who cited "troubling allegations" over the issue, officials said Wednesday. The decision infuriated the local trash hauler who first raised the issue, but the prosecutor who handled the case said he saw little choice. "I am unable to find any evidence of a crime which would justify an investigation by this office," Deputy Dist. Atty. Guy N.
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