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LA’s $430 Million Trash Train On Hold In Favor Of Local Dumps

A $430 million railway system intended to haul garbage to a desert landfill is at a standstill because Los Angeles County sanitation officials say it’s cheaper to use local dumps.

04/21/2014

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City Council OKs ‘Zero Waste’ Policy To Overhaul Trash Collection

Angelenos could see some changes to the way trash is collected after the City Council voted Tuesday to start implementing a new way of handling trash pick-ups at businesses, apartments and condominiums.

04/01/2014

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Officials Believe They’ve Identified Mother Of Newborn Found Dead In Trash

Authorities believe they have identified a young mother whose newborn was found dead Thursday evening in a South El Monte pile of garbage.

09/06/2013

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Police: Woman, 87, Killed By Garbage Truck Near Lincoln Heights

An elderly woman was killed after being hit by a garbage truck near downtown Los Angeles, police said Monday.

07/22/2013

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California Reduced Trash To Record Low In 2012

Californians reduced the amount of trash sent to landfills to a record low last year.

06/29/2013

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3 Bears Spotted Rummaging Through Trash Cans In Monrovia

Three bears were spotted overnight rifling through trash in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

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Murrieta Mom, 41, Charged With Child Endangerment After Daughter, 12, Is Found Naked, Eating Garbage

A Southern California teacher’s aide has been charged with child endangerment after her naked 12-year-old daughter was found wandering the streets and eating garbage.

07/26/2012

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Mother Claims School Worker Forced Her Child To Eat Food Fished From Garbage

A Lake Elsinore mother is irate at what she says her 8-year-old daughter was forced to eat at school – a sandwich fished from the garbage.

10/29/2011