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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.
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BUSINESS
November 28, 1985 | ROBERT HANLEY, Times Staff Writer
The intent of competitive bidding for government projects is to save taxpayers as much money as possible, but that goal is being missed by a steadily increasing margin as a trio of contractors--two from Orange County--do battle over a Northern California water treatment plant. Whether the facility costs $44.4 million or $45.3 million or even $45.6 million hinges on which would-be bidder was able to fill out the complex written bid form with the least number of errors. The giant Fluor Corp.
REAL ESTATE
September 1, 1985
California sewer construction in the first six months of this year amounted to $392 million, nearly double the $199 million spent in all of 1984. Robert Kruse, president of the Associated General Contractors of California, announced the increase and commented: "We're pleased to see California start to rebuild one element of its infrastructure."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1987
The 10 largest conventions in Los Angeles, as listed by the Greater Los Angeles Visitors and Convention Bureau.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1986
Two Swiss-born scientists Friday were named winners of the 1986 Tyler Prize for their work to control pollution of lakes in the United States, Switzerland and other parts of the world. Chemist Werner Stumm, the "conscience of the Swiss lakes," and biologist Richard A. Vollenweider, who led the way for reversal of pollution in the Great Lakes, each will receive $75,000 and a gold medallion during a formal dinner ceremony tonight at Chasen's in Los Angeles.
NEWS
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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