Trash

Officials Shut Down Portion Of Ortega Highway After Big Rig Truck Overturns

Officials Monday closed a portion of Ortega Highway after a big rig truck overturned on the freeway.

05/18/2015

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LA Mayor Launches Clean Streets Initiative

The mayor of Los Angeles is talking trash — and how to get rid of it.

04/23/2015

Search for Rampart Bodies in Mexico Slows

City Council To Debate Plan To Assign Cleanliness Ratings To LA Streets

How dirty is the city of Los Angeles?

03/18/2015

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Police Comb Through Trash Pile After False Report Of Body In Garbage Truck

A false report about a man reportedly trapped inside a trash truck in downtown Los Angeles caused some traffic tie-ups Friday morning, authorities said.

11/11/2014

Two Algalita Marine Research and Education crew members attach a tracking buoy to a large piece of net drifting in the Pacific Ocean. (Photo courtesy Algalita.org)

Researcher Compares Garbage Patch In Pacific Ocean To Floating ‘Landfill’

A massive patch of garbage floating in the ocean between California and Hawaii continues to grow and have an adverse impact on the ecosystem, researchers announced Friday.

08/15/2014

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Family Outraged School Had Students With Special Needs Dig Through Trash For Recyclables

The family of a special needs student in Jurupa Valley is furious that his school had him and his classmates rummage through the trash for recyclables.

08/13/2014

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Abandoned Newborn Girl Found Dead In Corona Dumpster

Police discovered the body of a dead newborn girl in a dumpster after the mother led them to the location.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

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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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City Hall Committee Moves To Regulate Illegally Placed Dumpsters, PODS

Lawmakers at City Hall were set Wednesday to talk trash.

03/05/2014

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Trash Truck Drivers Poised For $26M Payout Over No-Naps Lawsuit

The Los Angeles City Council has reportedly approved a $26 million settlement stemming from a lawsuit over break rules for city trash truck drivers.

02/13/2014

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Cleanup Effort Underway After Rains Push Trash, Runoff To Beaches

Volunteers were on the beaches in Santa Monica and Playa del Rey Thursday as part of a cleanup effort following Wednesday’s storm.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/10/2013

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Autopsy To Be Performed On Newborn Boy Found In South El Monte Trash Bin

An autopsy will be performed on the body of a newborn boy who was found dead in a trash bin Thursday afternoon, officials said Friday.

CBS Los Angeles–09/06/2013

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Man’s Body Found At La Puente Waste Facility

Sheriff’s homicide detectives Friday were investigating the discovery of a man’s body at a waste processing facility in the city of La Puente.

07/12/2013

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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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Bill Aims To Reduce Plastic Pollution Along Calif. Coast By 95 Percent

It’s a common sight on the nation’s beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.

CBS Los Angeles–05/24/2013

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