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February 2, 1996
What Pico Rivera residents didn't know about the gas company never hurt them. But state environmental officials think they should know just the same. For more than a decade, the Southern California Gas Co. has stored up to 200 55-gallon drums of toxic waste. The company has had an interim permit to store waste at the facility since 1983. That came as a surprise to many residents as well as administrators of a nearby elementary school.
December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
Swamped by stuff? You're not alone. The average homeowner spends at least 20 minutes a day "looking for things," according to home storage experts. "People have more household stuff these days," said Mark Hillman, home storage merchandiser for Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse. "Customers ask us over and over: How can we control the household mess? Some people take storage lightly, but organization creates time. Good storage makes life easier." A specific plan can help immensely.
December 20, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
A decision to allow a self-storage facility to be built in the hills area was postponed by the City Council this week in order to get more details on the project. The business, proposed on a 3-acre vacant site at 7777 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, would be next to homes. Mayor Tom Daly said since the project is within a residential area, "we owe it to the neighbors to be extra careful" in approving the plans. The council postponed the matter until Jan.
November 29, 2000 | Bloomberg News
AMR Corp.'s American Airlines plans to spend $80 million to increase overhead luggage storage space on about 500 airplanes, as the carrier nears completion of a program that gives passengers more legroom. The storage space will be increased on the second-largest U.S. airline's narrow-body jets, which account for almost 70% of its U.S. flights. The new bins will begin appearing on planes in mid-January, American said.
Sid Soffer, a local resident well known for his numerous battles with City Hall, lost another legal battle Wednesday when the state Court of Appeal ruled that five vehicles stored on Soffer's property were a public nuisance. Among the issues raised in Soffer's appeal of a lower court ruling was whether the city had the legal power to declare the storage of the vehicles a nuisance. Soffer began storing vehicles at his Costa Mesa home in 1975.
July 20, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
Behind an art museum's gleaming galleries lies the off-limits and uninviting space that can hold as much as 95% of its collection: storage. These spaces are often packed with hundreds or even thousands of paintings, decorative art objects and other artifacts that can languish, unappreciated and untouched by curators, for years. But as a way to bring art out from its underbelly and display more of a museum's possessions, several institutions are embracing "visible storage" in public areas, exhibiting the art without the expense of a spacious, beautifully installed and curated show.
June 4, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The CENCO Refining Co. and the Powerine Oil Co. have agreed to a $1-million penalty for the illegal storage of hazardous waste at a closed refinery on Lakeland Road, state officials announced. The penalty includes a $900,000 fine and $100,000 to cover costs incurred by the state in investigating the case.
October 1, 1997 | DARRELL SATZMAN
In the second such action in less than a month, the city's Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday upheld an appeal by the Tarzana Property Owners Assn. that requires Public Storage Inc. to stop renting moving trucks from a Burbank Boulevard self-storage facility. The decision was the latest setback for the company, which in September was prohibited by the board from renting trucks at a proposed facility on the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Vanalden Avenue.
August 4, 2013 | By Dan Weikel
A congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility situated near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the agency take additional steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the Rancho LPG Holdings site on North Gaffey Street. Waxman said he was concerned that an earlier Homeland Security inspection of the facility was cursory, did little to verify the company's safety information and conflicted with recent findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
February 2, 2000
The Building and Safety Commission on Tuesday upheld a city decision to allow the construction of two three-story buildings at a self-serve storage facility in Glassell Park, where residents complain the structures block their view of the hills. Opponents, who have argued that the Department of Building and Safety abused its discretion in approving the work, said they will appeal the commission's decision.
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