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March 31, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If there were ever any doubts about who has held sway over the city's trash industry, they were buried along with Cosmo (Dick) Taormina. On that spring day in 1984, top city officials crowded Anaheim's First Christian Church to pay their respects to the gregarious man some called the "garbologist." After the church service, a convoy of polished trash trucks--some from competing firms--met the long, slow funeral procession at the cemetery gates.
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March 31, 1992 | KEVIN JOHNSON and MARK LANDSBAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
If there were ever any doubts about who has held sway over the city's trash industry, they were buried along with Cosmo (Dick) Taormina. On that spring day in 1984, top city officials crowded Anaheim's First Christian Church to pay their respects to the gregarious man some called the "garbologist." After the church service, a convoy of polished trash trucks--some from competing firms--met the long, slow funeral procession at the cemetery gates.
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August 18, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did a behind-the-scenes political maneuver intended to thwart creation of a Gypsum Canyon jail and landfill spark the unusual garbage crisis of the past week? Around the county's Hall of Administration, in the offices of local waste haulers and at several city halls, observers are convinced that it did.
NEWS
August 18, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Did a behind-the-scenes political maneuver intended to thwart creation of a Gypsum Canyon jail and landfill spark the unusual garbage crisis of the past week? Around the county's Hall of Administration, in the offices of local waste haulers and at several city halls, observers are convinced that it did.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
A recycling program for six cities in the county has won an award from a national organization of trash collection companies. Taormina Industries, which hauls trash in Brea, Anaheim, Placentia, Villa Park, Yorba Linda and Garden Grove, has won the award from the Solid Waste Assn. of North America. It will be presented at the association's exposition in San Jose this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1991 | From a Time Staff Writer
Under intense pressure from Orange County officials, a local trash hauler reversed direction Thursday and agreed to bring its business back to a county landfill by Sept. 1. The hauler, Anaheim Disposal, had surprised county officials last week by pulling out of the Olinda landfill near Brea and shipping most of its 2,500 tons of garbage each day to a private West Covina dump.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County officials are considering a proposal to end a decades-old ban on Los Angeles trash in local landfills, and may invite a limited number of Los Angeles haulers to bring in 2,500 tons of garbage each day. The move, outlined in a memo by the head of the finance committee of Orange County's Integrated Waste Management Commission, comes in response to the potential loss of $12 million in annual dumping fees at the Olinda landfill near Brea.
BUSINESS
February 6, 1997 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republic Industries Inc., a fast-growing conglomerate run by multi-billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga, said Wednesday it is acquiring one of California's largest waste management companies as part of an ambitious plan to expand its waste business throughout the West. Taormina Industries Inc. has agreed to merge into Republic for about $250 million in stock. Brothers William and Vincent Taormina will receive 6.5 million shares and will operate the Anaheim company as a separate unit under its own name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
Councilman Tom Tait, in his first bid for election, is the top fund-raiser so far in the race to fill two council seats on the November ballot. Tait was appointed to the council in 1995 to fill a vacancy. According to campaign statements, Tait raised $34,518 from Jan. 1 through June 30. Among those who have made $1,000 contributions--the legal limit--to Tait's campaign are William C. Taormina and Vincent C.
NEWS
March 31, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A trash-hauling firm in Anaheim that triggered a garbage crisis for Orange County last year when it took its business out of the county's landfills is threatening to pull out once again. The development came in a letter received Monday by Board of Supervisors Chairman Roger R. Stanton from Vincent Taormina, the chief executive officer of Anaheim Disposal Inc. And the news did not sit well with some officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 1991 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim trash hauler that created a crisis when it abruptly pulled its business out of Orange County last month appears to be backtracking from its unconditional pledge to return, county officials said Friday.
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