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LA County Officials Move To Echo State Water Conservation Effort

Officials in Los Angeles County Tuesday moved to put residents in step with California regulators regarding water wastage.


Wasting water could soon cost you $500. (credit: CBS)

Is Your Neighbor A Snitch? New Water Waster Hotline May Soon Find Out

“Hin Carla,” said the caller. “I want to report a house that is trying to drain the rest of the American River.”


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Santa Ana Officials Dispute Ranking As State’s Top Water-Wasting City

Officials with the city of Santa Ana say they reject the findings of a report that claims residents in the Orange County city are the biggest water wasters in California.


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LA County Looks To Converted Food Waste As Renewable Energy Source

Officials with Los Angeles County hope they can mark Earth Day in the coming years with a way to convert food waste into fuel for vehicles using biological organism.


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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.


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KNX On Your Corner: Pomona Waste Transfer Facility

One of the biggest issues facing the city of Pomona in recent years is a proposed “waste-transfer facility.”



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.



Greuel Issues Subpoenas In Probe Of Cell Phone Waste

Officials with the city of Los Angeles on Friday faced subpoenas in an ongoing investigation into waste, fraud and abuse regarding cell phone use among city employees.


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Radioactive Waste Found In Dumpster Behind Westside Supermarket

Emergency crews and a hazardous materials team descended on an Albertson’s parking lot Wednesday after a radioactive material was found in a nearby trash bin.


A mobile home parked near the Salton Sea, an inland lake which functions as a result of run-off agricultural waste water from the fields of Imperial Valley and the Coachella Valley. The city of Mecca is approximately 4 miles away from the Salton Sea. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

What’s Rotten In Mecca? Stench Blamed On Waste Treatment Plant

Officials say the odor that has plagued the desert town can likely be blamed on a nearby water treatment plant.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/04/2011

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Waste War: LA Vs. Kern County

A battle over the use of sewage as fertilizer has the city of Los Angeles suing Kern County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/04/2011

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LA To Donate City Leftovers To Food Banks

Councilman Jose Huizar wants donating surplus food to become as routine as recycling — and he wants city officials to take the lead.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/08/2010

Judge: Target Stores Must Halt Hazardous Waste Dumping

The retail giant has been ordered to stop throwing away hazardous items like bleach, pesticides, and aerosols directly into trash containers.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/28/2010