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March 6, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to carry a water bottle there. Why? Because the Board of Supervisors voted this week to ban the sale of single-use bottles of water in city buildings and parks and at city-permitted events, making San Francisco the largest municipality in the country to phase out plastic water bottles. The ban will cover indoor events starting Oct. 1, and will be extended to all events by 2016. There would be exceptions for some sports outings, such as foot races, and planners could apply for waivers if they can't secure a water supply.
February 13, 1993 | Jerry Gillam, Times staff writer
Legislation to add empty liquor, wine and drinking water bottles to the state's beverage container recycling program has been introduced in the Assembly. The Department of Conservation said 89% of beer and soda containers sold in California in 1992 were made of recycled materials, an increase of more than 150% since the program started five years ago. "We now know that California's recycling program works," said Assemblyman Burt Margolin (D-Los Angeles), author of the extension measure (AB 401).
July 14, 1985 | DENNIS GEORGATOS, Associated Press
Drinking water is a precious commodity throughout Baja California, where bottled or purified drinking water is the rule rather than the exception for residents and visitors alike. Although the quality of water is spotty throughout the semi-arid Mexican state, the widely held belief that bad Baja water causes illness among some tourists is unfair, says Gina Cord, a spokeswoman for the Tijuana Convention and Visitors Bureau.
April 9, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors gave up their bottled water this week -- trading individual plastic bottles emblazoned with the county seal for paper cups and old-fashioned carafes filled with iced tap water. The move came a week after The Times reported that a student worker peeled the labels off individual water bottles, used a computer to print out custom labels and slapped them on. County officials said it took the worker, who earns $9.
September 25, 2006 | Roy M. Wallack
Rickety, squeaky, flimsy, bendable, breakable. The low-priced, home-model versions of elliptical machines have always earned lousy adjectives. But this season has seen the rise of several exceptions to the long-standing rule that you can't buy a quiet, solid home elliptical for less than $2,000.
June 27, 1986 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
Minute amounts of a cancer-causing chemical have been found in drinking water bottled in five-gallon plastic containers, studies by the bottled water industry and the state Department of Health Services have found. The concentrations of methylene chloride in the bottled water are not believed to pose an imminent health risk, state officials said Thursday. So far, only the five-gallon plastic water bottles--the type carried on home-delivery trucks--are under review.
On the heels of a safety-related recall, Specialized Bicycle Components said Monday that it will retrofit any of the more than 15 million bicycle water bottles it has produced over the past decade with new caps designed to prevent a choking hazard to small children. The action follows the recall Friday of 300,000 water bottles made by Specialized and sold by Taco Bell, the Irvine-based Mexican fast-food unit of PepsiCo, as part of an advertising promotion.
A day when the temperature is a relatively pleasant 83 degrees might not seem like the best day to launch a hot-weather safety campaign for senior citizens. But there was a large and attentive audience Wednesday when West Hollywood's acting City Public Safety Director Rich Ryan distributed free water bottles, vouchers for flashlights and safety tips printed in English and Russian for residents of an apartment house on West Knoll Drive.
February 29, 2008 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
TUCSON -- When the water bottle came flying onto the court near the USC bench in the final seconds Thursday night, the Trojans had literally withstood everything thrown their way. And then there was Arizona, which succumbed to a smothering USC defense that held the Wildcats' top two players to single digits during the Trojans' 70-58 victory at the McKale Center.
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