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April 12, 1990
Items for People in the News may be mailed to 1333 Mayflower Ave., Suite 200, Monrovia, 91016. Alison D. Sowden, a certified public accountant, has been named chief financial officer of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Sowden previously was director of personnel and administrative services at the J. Paul Getty Museum. * John T. Morris of San Marino has been named that city's representative on the Metropolitan Water District's board of directors.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles County coroner and sheriff's homicide detectives were trying to determine Monday whether a torso found at a San Gabriel Valley sanitation plant goes with a pelvis and legs discovered at a Carson treatment facility over the weekend. Craig Harvey, chief of the coroner's office, said a human torso was found Monday at the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant on Workman Mill Road near Whittier. He said investigators don't know if the torso is from the same body as the pelvis and legs found at a facility in Carson on Saturday.
NEWS
November 13, 1990 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First it was the Cuyahoga, the river in Cleveland that was so polluted it caught fire. Now, there's Lake Ontario, the lake that's so full of chemicals it develops photographs. Or so says Jeremy Lynch, a third-year photography student at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute here. Lynch has a portfolio of black-and-white pictures of the Toronto lake front developed, he says, in water from the lake itself. He says he added no chemicals. "It's really scary," said Lynch.
BUSINESS
March 20, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move bound to increase squalling over disposable versus cloth diapers, an Arizona company has announced plans to manufacture a flushable disposable plastic diaper. RMED International, a Sedona, Ariz., distributor of TenderCare disposable diapers to such retailers as Mrs. Gooch's health food supermarkets, plans to have its diaper-making machine in place and to produce almost 100,000 a day by May.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1991 | PAUL JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Wilson Administration has unveiled the first details of its plan to create a California Environmental Protection Agency, which would regulate air and water pollution, control garbage and toxic waste disposal, and evaluate threats to the environment. The proposal calls for placing a number of existing state environmental programs under a single agency, headed by a Cabinet-level secretary.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1990 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An estimated 150,000 to 300,000 gallons a day of treated sewage has been leaking from the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility's ocean discharge pipeline in Carlsbad, officials said Wednesday. However, testing indicates there has been no environmental hazard from the leak, they said, which was discovered 5,500 feet offshore on Nov. 8 during an inspection of the 7,800-foot pipeline. Treated sewage from Carlsbad, Vista, Encinitas and San Marcos is discharged from the pipeline.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The upper torso of a woman found Monday in a San Gabriel Valley water treatment plant is believed to match a pelvis and legs found 30 miles away at another sanitation plant, sheriff's detectives said. Detectives are treating the woman's death as a homicide, said Lt. Mike Rosson of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Authorities believe the body entered the sanitation system somewhere in the San Gabriel Valley. Investigators recovered more body parts Monday afternoon but were still trying to locate a missing arm of the woman, who they believe is Latina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2001 | DAREN BRISCOE and JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The roof of a giant sewage tank under construction in Carson collapsed Thursday, plunging 11 workers 50 feet into a jumble of wet concrete, buckled scaffolding and steel rods that impaled two of them. After a delicate rescue effort that lasted more than two hours, the men were taken to hospitals. One of the two pierced by metal rebar remained in critical condition.
NEWS
February 2, 1994 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Clinton Administration, grappling with what it called "the hard part" of water pollution control, on Tuesday unveiled a series of initiatives designed to improve the quality of the nation's waterways. In its broadest terms, the plan would streamline regulations, increase federal funds available to towns and cities and reduce the use of some toxic pollutants, such as chlorine, by American industry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1989 | NANCY RAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like a ghost on a foggy night, an invisible ocean current of effluent steals into the mouth of Carlsbad's Agua Hedionda Lagoon and swirls into the five acres of shellfish being raised in briny beds. That's one suggested solution to the mystery of why high fecal coliform counts--derived from the waste of warm-blooded animals--are found in the commercially grown oysters and mussels that Seafarms West is raising in the shadow of the Encina power plant smokestack.
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