Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsTrash
IN THE NEWS

Trash

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
An Oklahoma nonprofit that works with sex workers is holding a candlelight vigil for a 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found last week on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash-sorting facility. Outreach workers with No Boundaries International, a nonprofit based in Edmond, Okla., said they had frequent contact with Jarrae Nykkole Estepp in Oklahoma City in 2012, when she was featured in several videos of street life posted on YouTube and elsewhere. The nonprofit planned to hold the vigil Monday evening.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | Emily Alpert Reyes
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to overhaul the way garbage is collected from tens of thousands of businesses and apartment complexes in what city officials, labor leaders and environmental activists described as a groundbreaking plan to put L.A. at the forefront of landfill waste reduction. "This is going to be the most exacting, the most ambitious, gold-standard waste recycling system not just in the country, but in the world," said Greg Good, Mayor Eric Garcetti's director of infrastructure and a former project director with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
A woman found dead on a conveyor belt at an Anaheim trash collection center has been identified by authorities as a 21-year-old whose last known addresses were in Modesto and Oklahoma. The body of Jarrae Nikole Estepp, 21, was found mixed with garbage at the Republic Services recycling plant on North Blue Gum Street about 10:30 a.m. Friday, authorities said. Police are treating Estepp's death as a homicide, but they declined to say why. The facility where the body was found collects trash from communities in north Orange County and parts of Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
Hoping to make Los Angeles a national leader in steering trash away from landfills, the City Council is poised to approve a sweeping and controversial transformation of garbage collection for tens of thousands of businesses and apartment buildings. The new system, which tightens city control over the commercial trash-hauling market, is expected to win approval Tuesday. Proponents say that the changes, backed by environmental and labor organizations, will keep more garbage out of landfills, cut down on truck traffic and make the industry safer for workers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2010 | Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Trash A Novel Andy Mulligan David Fickling/Random House: 240 pp., $19.99 Popular young adult fiction is dominated by fantasy and tales that trade in the tropes of high school hierarchy and unrequited love. So it's refreshing when a book takes us into the largely unexplored Third World and the experiences of its unprivileged, as is the case with "Trash," a gem of a young adult debut from author Andy Mulligan. Told in multiple first-person voices, primarily from the points of view of "dumpsite boys" who spend their days wading barefoot through piles of waste ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1988
Congratulations to Alan Miller for his informative article on the garbage crisis, "Trash Time Bomb" (Part I, Feb. 28). As I was quoted, there is no "one way" to solve this problem. The alternatives mentioned in the article certainly enumerate the variety of tools we have to help us diminish and dispose of the 39 million tons of garbage generated each year by Californians. But, even though the Legislature is passing laws to require more recycling, the development of biodegradable containers by industry and further review of the waste to energy process, public support is vital if we are to succeed in our efforts to diminish our trash.
SPORTS
January 12, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Marcia Adair
In the Paraguayan capital of Asuncion, there is a village called Cateura built practically on top of the city's main landfill.  Families eke out a living sorting through the trash and selling whatever valuables they can find.  Like many high poverty areas, drugs and gangs are rampant and children grow up with little hope of ever doing much more than sorting trash.   A trailer for a new documentary about Favio Chavez, a local ecologist and...
SPORTS
October 2, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Nick Young is trying to get Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant to return to the court as soon as possible. There's one good way to do that -- put him down. "I've been talking trash to him a little bit to get out there," Young said. "I'm just waiting for him to get out there so I can go at him, you know, stop dodging me. " Young may be motivational, but he's not delusional. "I can talk trash now because he can't do nothing right now," Young said of Bryant, who is recovering for a torn Achilles' tendon.
OPINION
December 29, 2012
Re “ Pot farms take dirty toll ,” Dec. 23 Some years back I purchased a copy of biologist George Wuerthner's guide “California's Wilderness Areas: Mountains and coastal ranges.” As a Southern California native, I was not familiar with geographic locales outside my immediate area, so reading the volume and looking at the beautiful color photos instilled an incredible sense of fascination with California's far north and its incredibly rich...
NEWS
March 26, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Detroit's efforts to once again become a vibrant and self-sustaining city has gained some cachet with L.A. residents, says Detroit native Tiffany Allison. She sees that with her jewelry line,  Detroit Trash . She is the granddaughter of an antiques dealer and learned from him the value of lots of tiny items, "little bits of history," as she calls them. They include Masonic star pendants from a jewelry store that burned down, keys to auto workers' lockers and metal ID tags for the workers' tools, high school class rings, carnival prizes and miniature license plates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
A 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found on a conveyor belt at an Anaheim trash-sorting facility may have spent her last days and nights inside a second-floor motel room on a densely packed stretch of Beach Boulevard. Jarrae Nykkole Estepp had become a regular in the aging commercial district in recent weeks, walking the busy boulevard. Only blocks from Disneyland, the street is defined by strip malls, fast-food restaurants and motels from a bygone era. Detectives said their efforts to retrace Estepp's final steps in the hope of finding her killer have brought them to the neighborhood, long known as a haven for prostitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
An Oklahoma nonprofit that works with sex workers is holding a candlelight vigil for a 21-year-old woman whose naked body was found last week on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash-sorting facility. Outreach workers with No Boundaries International, a nonprofit based in Edmond, Okla., said they had frequent contact with Jarrae Nykkole Estepp in Oklahoma City in 2012, when she was featured in several videos of street life posted on YouTube and elsewhere. The nonprofit planned to hold the vigil Monday evening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Authorities believe the woman whose body was at an Anaheim trash collection center Friday may be the victim of homicide. The body was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of North Blue Gum Street, Lt. Tim Schmidt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department, told the Los Angeles Times. The collection center is in the city's industrial district near the intersection of the 91 and 57 freeways. The Orange County Register reported that detectives were hoping to identify the woman through tattoos and fingerprints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
Detectives are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Friday on a conveyor belt inside an Anaheim trash sorting facility as a homicide. The woman, believed to be between the age of 20 and 40, has not been identified, said Lt. Tim Schmidt, spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department. He declined to elaborate on why authorities classified her death as a homicide,  citing the ongoing investigation. A section of the garbage collection site, in the 1100 block of North Blue Gum Street, remained closed Friday afternoon as coroner's officials conducted their examination.
OPINION
February 16, 2014
Re "L.A. trash truck policy costly," Feb. 13 Who's to blame for the impending $26-million payout to city truck drivers? Only the L.A. City Council - not the court, not the lawyers and certainly not the drivers. When the city imposed the lunch rules years ago, the risk was hardly a secret. California enacted the 30-minute lunch requirement in 1943 to promote employee health and safety. In 1984, the state Supreme Court ruled that the city of Madera's lunchtime restrictions on police officers were illegal because the officers were "unable to engage in private pursuits.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2010 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Whether it's banana peels or bald tires, frozen-food containers or soda cans, Americans make 250 million tons of garbage each year. What happens to all our castoffs after we haul them out to the curb is the subject of "Trash Inc.: The Secret Life of Garbage," a one-hour documentary airing Wednesday on CNBC. "I can't tell you how many pairs of pants and shoes I've gone through, traipsing through these dumps and landfills," said Carl Quintanilla, the Emmy-winning CNBC reporter who spent his summer wading through refuse from New York and Pennsylvania to Nevada, Hawaii and Beijing to learn where garbage goes, who handles it and what's at stake economically and environmentally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1989
I strongly disagree with the Los Angeles Times editorial supporting the trash-burning plant in San Marcos ("Board Should Reopen Talks on Trash Plant," Jan. 22). Your stance ignores the environmental impact caused by incineration. The air quality in San Diego County is continuing to deteriorate. Furthermore, this type of plant will contribute to the greenhouse effect, which is threatening our globe. Also worth consideration is the fact that trash incineration creates highly toxic ash, which is becoming an environmental problem for disposal as well.
OPINION
February 14, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
It's the headline or TV news item that public officials dread: City workers sleeping on the job! Garbage truck drivers dining on the public dime! Public workers wasting your taxpayer dollars! Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation managers were so worried about bad publicity that they enacted rules nine years ago prohibiting garbage truck drivers from napping in their rigs during their 30-minute breaks. The rules also barred drivers from meeting more than one colleague for lunch, lest the sight of several trash trucks parked outside a diner raise eyebrows.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|