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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2001 | DAVID REYES
Orange County health officials don't anticipate problems in the early stages of the countywide trash strike. But if it lasts longer than two weeks, they warn of rats and other vermin eating garbage. Refuse-hauling companies are collecting trash where it's generated in the greatest quantities, such as hospitals and restaurants. Residential areas have lower priority, so expect to see your trash cans sitting out longer.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks. Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location, the Mountain Bar, where it began 10 years ago. Host and organizer Jim Ruland has found a new home for the semi-regular series, at NOMAD Studio near the L.A. River. Readers on the bill are Scott O'Connor, Louis Armand, Melissa Broder, Juliet Escoria, Ariana Kelly and Damien Ober.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 1992
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services has the power to shut down food facilities for as short or as long a period of time as necessary for the owners to correct conditions that pose a danger to the public health. Here is a list of the restaurants closed and the reasons for closure during July. Adam's Cafe--201 W. Adams Blvd., L.A. Closed 7/8 to 7/14. Unsafe food temperatures, vermin infestation. Aloha Palace--216-B Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance. Closed 7/6 to 7/7. Vermin infestation, unsanitary equipment.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2007 | Carl MacGowan, Newsday
Videographer Rafael Garcia looked through the windows of a KFC-Taco Bell restaurant in Greenwich Village on Friday morning and saw 30 to 50 rats clambering over chairs, tables and children's highchairs. "I looked in the window and seen these rats," said Garcia, 52. "There were enough creatures in that room that they could have devoured a human being.... It was a frenzy. They were going up walls. They were jumping up and down."
OPINION
June 4, 2003
It was disappointing to see The Times publish Michael Ramirez's editorial cartoon (Commentary, June 1) depicting Saudi Arabia as a giant rat. This imagery is reminiscent of cartoons in Germany of the 1930s that routinely depicted Jews as vermin. It's a shame that The Times participates so thoughtlessly in our country's drift to fascism under President Bush. Clara Watson Garden Grove
REAL ESTATE
June 2, 2002 | KEVIN POSTEMA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: I live in a 14-unit apartment building in North Hollywood. For about 1 1/2 years I was being paid to assist the management with such things as changing light bulbs and keeping an eye on the laundry room. They paid me hourly rather than bringing in an on-site manager. Now, the building has been sold. The new owners released me and will not bring in an on-site or assistant manager. They have been completely ignoring my requests to change light bulbs, and several stairways are dark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1999 | STEVE HARVEY
Author John Morgan Wilson notes that one of the restaurants shut down temporarily by the county Health Department in December was the fabled Kosher Burrito downtown. The stand was cited for "failure to prevent entrance and harboring of vermin." I wonder if any of the vermin came from nearby City Hall. * STOP AND GOGH TRAFFIC: If you've had trouble obtaining a ticket to see the exhibit featuring a world-famous artist, things could be worse. Anne Spackman of L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2001
Michael Ramirez has done it again (Commentary, Sept. 23). An offensive and bigoted political cartoon depicted Iraq and Iran following the Taliban as rats being dumped into the "Barrel of Vermin." The Taliban terrorists are certainly to be condemned, but blaming other nations or a region is simply hatemongering. It is shameful that The Times prints such irresponsible and despicable messages. Gail de Mallac Irvine The Ramirez cartoon was a stunning disappointment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
Among the establishments on the county health department's "May Restaurant Closures" list was the Magic Castle in L.A. The restaurant at the magicians' club was shut down for two days because of "vermin infestation." All those magicians and no one could make the vermin disappear? California, here I come (oink!): Controversies over the depiction of California's grizzly bear symbol are not new. The latest dispute involves the rodent-like creatures on signs on the Santa Monica Freeway.
BUSINESS
August 15, 1999
Q: Our small office has a vermin infestation. The owner of the company refuses to pay for traps or any service to clear the problem, following the idea of feng shui. Do we have any recourse? Isn't this a health code violation?--I.S., Costa Mesa * A: Several statutes require the owner of a building to eliminate a vermin infestation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
First, the landlord yanked the pipes out of their sinks. The Jimenez sisters put buckets underneath to catch the water before it streamed onto the floor. Next, he stripped the facade from the outside of the building, exposing rotting boards and some gaping holes. He removed some windows, allowing cold air and sometimes pigeons into their rooms. Their phone lines were cut, and gas and water service sputtered off and on.
OPINION
June 4, 2003
It was disappointing to see The Times publish Michael Ramirez's editorial cartoon (Commentary, June 1) depicting Saudi Arabia as a giant rat. This imagery is reminiscent of cartoons in Germany of the 1930s that routinely depicted Jews as vermin. It's a shame that The Times participates so thoughtlessly in our country's drift to fascism under President Bush. Clara Watson Garden Grove
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2002 | GERALDINE BAUM
There are rats and there are Rats. The little ones dominate New York streets, depending on the mayor's pest control budget. But nothing stops the really big guys. Not even a kitchen knife. These menacing inflatable gray rodents, some as tall as 25 feet, pop up in front of nonunion construction sites all over the city. They're there to harass management.
NEWS
March 24, 2002 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another procession of unwanted coastal imports, the latest to infest this state comes from, of course, California. Only this time Arizona isn't inheriting its haughty neighbor's noxious air, snarled traffic or even suburban sprawl. Now it's rats. The big-eared, ropy-tailed pests hitched a ride in trucks from Central California's citrus groves and have taken up residence in the roofs of one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, known for its forest of fruit trees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
But they were the most fashionably dressed vermin . . .: Among the local restaurant sites that were recently closed because of vermin infestation was the Brentwood Country Club. Fair enough: Reader Mark Willis recounted a story here about how Daihatsu chose the name Charade for one car because a company exec was supposedly an admirer of the 1963 Audrey Hepburn movie "Charade." J.J. Gaines writes that such a tribute would not be unprecedented in Asia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2001 | DAVID REYES
Orange County health officials don't anticipate problems in the early stages of the countywide trash strike. But if it lasts longer than two weeks, they warn of rats and other vermin eating garbage. Refuse-hauling companies are collecting trash where it's generated in the greatest quantities, such as hospitals and restaurants. Residential areas have lower priority, so expect to see your trash cans sitting out longer.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Sometimes a week goes by and the Los Angeles literary landscape is as barren and desolate as the Salton Sea. This is not one of those weeks. Tonight: Vermin on the Mount returns. The punk rock reading series takes its name from its original location, the Mountain Bar, where it began 10 years ago. Host and organizer Jim Ruland has found a new home for the semi-regular series, at NOMAD Studio near the L.A. River. Readers on the bill are Scott O'Connor, Louis Armand, Melissa Broder, Juliet Escoria, Ariana Kelly and Damien Ober.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2001
Michael Ramirez has done it again (Commentary, Sept. 23). An offensive and bigoted political cartoon depicted Iraq and Iran following the Taliban as rats being dumped into the "Barrel of Vermin." The Taliban terrorists are certainly to be condemned, but blaming other nations or a region is simply hatemongering. It is shameful that The Times prints such irresponsible and despicable messages. Gail de Mallac Irvine The Ramirez cartoon was a stunning disappointment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | STEVE HARVEY
Among the establishments on the county health department's "May Restaurant Closures" list was the Magic Castle in L.A. The restaurant at the magicians' club was shut down for two days because of "vermin infestation." All those magicians and no one could make the vermin disappear? California, here I come (oink!): Controversies over the depiction of California's grizzly bear symbol are not new. The latest dispute involves the rodent-like creatures on signs on the Santa Monica Freeway.
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