CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2009 |
Would water with any other label taste as sweet? Los Angeles County supervisors aren't saying. Every week, a college student who earns $9.92 an hour for a range of tasks peels the labels off water bottles, uses a computer to print out new ones emblazoned with the county seal and slaps them on. The customized bottles are waiting for the five supervisors as they take on the official business of the nation's most populous county.
February 13, 1993 |
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).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1985 |
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.
June 27, 1986 |
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.
June 12, 1990 |
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.
September 25, 2006 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 |
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 |
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.
July 8, 2001 |
In an effort to re-energize its gold-plated brand, Walt Disney Co. is launching a product blitz that will put Mickey Mouse and the gang on toothbrushes, cereal boxes, juice cartons and even bottles of plain water. Though two recent studies show the Disney brand remains strong, operating income for the company's Consumer Products division has fallen by $438 million over the last three years, a nearly 50% decline.