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July 14, 1989
Would Carol Kiessig, who objects to the highly visible trash cans at Zuma Beach (letter, June 27), prefer the highly visible trash instead? ED KYSAR Reseda
February 16, 2014
Re "To bee, or not to bee?," Feb. 13 Like one of the bee-keepers in your article, I live in Mt. Washington. Several years ago, my former neighbor kept bees. I am allergic to bee stings and had told him so as soon as I saw the hive box in his yard. One day, as I was coming home from work, I got out of my car and threw some trash away. My trash cans are right across from my neighbor's garage, where he was trying to extract the honey, unbeknown to me. The bees attacked me as soon as I reached my trash cans.
November 4, 1995 | DAVID FERRELL
Hundreds of times every working morning Tina de la Torre lifts up a lid and peeks into a trash can. In two weeks' time she covers the whole length and breadth of Pasadena, stopping every 100 feet or so in her city-owned truck. With every stop she hops out and moves quickly on foot, crisscrossing from curb to curb, dodging traffic. Every so often, the city's "green-waste inspector" finds a problem.
December 23, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A chance encounter with a television news reporter for an on-air segment in East Oakland has led to a homeless man being reunited with his former bandmate - Carlos Santana. It all started when  Marcus Malone was interviewed for KRON4-TV's  “People Behaving Badly” segment on illegal dumping and told the reporter he was a former member of Santana's band. “At one time I was with the Santana band, the original Santana blues band," Malone told KRON4. "Now I'm homeless and on the streets.
January 5, 1991 | LISA MASCARO
Hoping to rid a densely populated neighborhood of the cans, bottles and junk food wrappers that litter its streets, the city Sanitation Department has joined with residents and landlords in a campaign to keep the place clean. The effort includes 11 strategically placed trash cans in the apartment-packed neighborhood behind Haster Street and Orangewood Avenue. The plan to set city trash cans on the parkways in the neighborhood came after landlords and residents complained about the litter.
October 17, 1991
New 100-gallon plastic trash cans are being delivered to residents this week as part of an automated garbage pickup system that will begin next week. "There's a lift on the truck that automatically lifts it and dumps it, then puts it back on the curb," Assistant City Manager Gerard Goedhart said. "Los Alamitos is the fourth or fifth city in Orange County to go to the automated pickup.
September 29, 1999 | Steve Chawkins
It's the oldest story in the courthouse: The lady doesn't want to do hard time, so cops a plea. For Linda Davis, that means she won't have to crack rock and make license plates before dragging into her cell at night to knit sweaters for the grandkids. Still, it gets under her skin: In exchange for her so-called freedom, Davis had to turn her back on principle and knuckle under to Simi Valley Municipal Code 6-3.12c.
April 24, 2000 | JERRY HICKS
I confess having no affection for coyotes, opossums, skunks, raccoons or even graceful mountain lions. Then again, I have a hard time building up animosity toward the creatures. And I certainly wouldn't want to harm them out of my own stupidity. But that's what many of us are doing--and we don't even know it. Today's column is dedicated to making Orange County a safer place for wild animals, because many people care greatly about their welfare. One of biggest threats they face: our trash.
March 7, 1989
A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a plastic bag early Monday near some North Hollywood trash cans, Los Angeles police said. Three men collecting cans, bottles and cardboard for recycling found the baby, still covered with blood and with its umbilical cord and placenta attached, after they saw the plastic bag move and heard crying, Detective Jorge Armenta said. The child was found at about 4:30 a.m.
January 23, 1998 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Residents soon will be getting big trash cans from the city and a discount on their garbage collection fee. In the next three to six months, two 96-gallon bins--one for recyclables and the other for other refuse--will be distributed to each home. Monthly residential trash bills will drop two cents to $12.87. Some elderly residents have complained that the bins will be too big for them to maneuver. City officials said they plan to supply smaller bins to those who request them.
July 24, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter and Brittany Levine
He has been feared. And loved. And worried over. And touted as a new-style ursine celebrity in the Twitter age. Now Meatball the bear - or at least his happy-go-lucky, mechanical likeness - will be the centerpiece of a Rose Parade float sponsored by Glendale, the mountain-rimmed city he just couldn't keep his paws from throughout much of last year. "It's going to be a head turner," said Glendale Mayor Dave Weaver, speaking of a 35-foot-long float featuring Meatball rising from a trash can, a concept approved by the Glendale City Council this week.
June 22, 2013 | By David Zahniser
Authorities are investigating a body found in a trash can in Brea on Friday. A motorist driving on Brea Canyon Road pulled over about 3:10 p.m. and looked inside a trash can that was on the side of the road, officials said. The driver “saw what appeared to be human hands” and immediately called the police, Brea police Lt. Santo Porto told The Times. Police have not yet determined the age, race or gender of the body, Porto said. Officials told the Orange County Register that they were treating the case as a homicide and planned to conduct an autopsy.
June 22, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The man found dead in a trash can in Brea was identified Saturday as a 46-year-old from Santa Ana. Brea police said the man was Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes, also known as Ramiro Baez Parades. The cause of death has not been determined, but the case is being handled as a homicide. The body was discovered by a motorist driving on Brea Canyon Road on Friday afternoon. The driver stopped to look inside a trash can, saw what appeared to be human hands and immediately contacted the police.
June 21, 2013 | By David Zahniser
A body was found Friday afternoon in a trash can in a semi-wooded section of Brea, prompting police to close stretches of Brea Canyon Road and Brea Boulevard, authorities said. A motorist driving on Brea Canyon pulled over about 3:10 p.m. and looked inside a trash can that was on the side of the road. The driver “saw what appeared to be human hands” and immediately called the police, said Brea police Lt. Santo Porto. Police have not yet determined the age, race or gender of the body, Porto said.
June 13, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple unveiled a redesigned version of its Mac Pro that drew rave reviews this week, but the machine won't go on sale until later this year. Fortunately for eager Apple fans, it turns out there's a popular Japanese trash can they can purchase and hold onto while they wait for the new computer to come out. The trash can became an Internet sensation soon after Apple revealed its new computer during the keynote of its Worldwide Developers Conference...
April 2, 2013 | By Lauren Williams
Swastikas and the word "skinhead" were painted at a Costa Mesa elementary school's baseball field, officials said Monday. Kaiser Elementary School Principal Deborah Granger said staffers first noticed the slurs when they got to school. Swastikas were painted on trash cans, and the word "skinhead" with a swastika had been painted on part of the backstop, Granger said. The tops of benches had also been painted white. Over the weekend, a usually locked gate that is used by other campuses had been left open, Granger said.
November 20, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
Americans will buy 581 million pounds of turkey meat for Thanksgiving this year but will trash more than a third of it, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Some 204 million pounds of meat will end up in the garbage after the holiday feast, according to an NRDC blog post. The waste is especially appalling given that the resources required - including feed, water and transportation - to produce each pound of turkey are equivalent to fuel enough to drive a car 11 miles and take a 130-minute shower.
October 30, 2012 | By Joseph Tanfani
WEST BEACH HAVEN, N.J. - With trees and wires down after the massive storm, police were blocking traffic into this little town on the coast. So Diane Vanderhorn parked in a long line of cars along the highway and hiked home to see what was left. She had no idea what she would find. The storm had hammered this part of the New Jersey coast, flooding barrier islands and beach towns, mangling amusement piers, soaking countless homes. But just the same, the vagaries of the winds and tides had spared some.
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