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July 5, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scene inside the Farmer John pork packing facility in Vernon is horrific for pigs, which enter the massive building as low-slung swine and leave as Dodger dogs, baked hams and spareribs. But the scene on the outside of the building is hog heaven. A 30,000-square-foot mural that surrounds the plant depicts dozens of contented porkers running through long, cool grass, splashing in a gurgling brook and romping in hoof-deep mud puddles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The scene inside the Farmer John pork packing facility in Vernon is horrific for pigs, which enter the massive building as low-slung swine and leave as Dodger dogs, baked hams and spareribs. But the scene on the outside of the building is hog heaven. A 30,000-square-foot mural that surrounds the plant depicts dozens of contented porkers running through long, cool grass, splashing in a gurgling brook and romping in hoof-deep mud puddles.
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March 16, 1994 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another blow to the region's manufacturing sector and economy, Aluminum Co. of America said Tuesday that it will close a 56-year-old plant in Vernon, leading to the loss of 700 jobs there. The move came after the world's largest aluminum producer failed to win wage concessions from 440 union employees. Alcoa said labor costs at the plant--which supplies the declining aerospace industry with aircraft skins and skeletons--are not competitive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cargo-hauling big rigs carry the lifeblood for hundreds of businesses in the tiny industrial city of Vernon. But like clots in an otherwise healthy heart, those 18-wheel behemoths can block the arterial streets vital to the circulation of traffic throughout the region. It happens when trucks stop oncoming traffic to maneuver--often with three-point turns in the middle of busy streets--to back into narrow driveways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cargo-hauling big rigs carry the lifeblood for hundreds of businesses in the tiny industrial city of Vernon. But like clots in an otherwise healthy heart, those 18-wheel behemoths can block the arterial streets vital to the circulation of traffic throughout the region. It happens when trucks stop oncoming traffic to maneuver--often with three-point turns in the middle of busy streets--to back into narrow driveways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1991 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when Latino activists are becoming increasingly vocal about unwanted projects in their barrios, officials of a planned hazardous waste treatment plant in Vernon agreed Monday to meet with members of the United Neighborhoods Organization after several UNO leaders reiterated their opposition to it.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1994 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another blow to the region's manufacturing sector and economy, Aluminum Co. of America said Tuesday that it will close a 56-year-old plant in Vernon, leading to the loss of 700 jobs there. The move came after the world's largest aluminum producer failed to win wage concessions from 440 union employees. Alcoa said labor costs at the plant--which supplies the declining aerospace industry with aircraft skins and skeletons--are not competitive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1991 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time when Latino activists are becoming increasingly vocal about unwanted projects in their barrios, officials of a planned hazardous waste treatment plant in Vernon agreed Monday to meet with members of the United Neighborhoods Organization after several UNO leaders reiterated their opposition to it.
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