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March 26, 2014
Three hundred vehicles filled with unwanted printers, fax machines, batteries and paint rolled through the Act V parking lot during Laguna Beach's first electronic waste recycling and hazardous materials disposal event Saturday. Laguna Beach residents dropped off 5 tons of paint and hazardous waste, including batteries, light bulbs and lamps, and 4 tons of electronic waste, including printers, fax machines, DVD players and VCRs, public works senior administrative analyst Liz Vazquez-Avila said.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | December 14, 2007
For a company whose upbeat slogan is “Think Green,” Waste Management seems to be letting down a lot of Laguna Beach residents. Out of some 10,000 residential addresses in Laguna, a small but significant number — 280 — do not receive recycling service from Waste Management, even though the giant trash hauler’s contract with the city of Laguna Beach requires the service be provided to all residential customers....
NEWS
By: ANNIE P. HOVANESSIAN | September 17, 2005
The Burbank Jaycees is headed to Playa del Rey to participate in the 21st annual California Coastal Cleanup Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the largest garbage collection" in 1993, more than 50,000 volunteers will congregate to more than 700 cleanup sites to pick up items dumped on beaches. This is the second year the Burbank Jaycees will participate. "As Jaycees, we are committed to helping the communities we serve and are proud to be part of such a wide scale event," said Jaycee and event organizer Dominic Izon.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 17, 2007
It may cost residents and businesses more to get rid of what they don't want, starting next year. The City Council on Tuesday directed the city manager to forge ahead on negotiations for an extension of the city's contract with Waste Management of Orange County. The proposed contract includes rate hikes for residential and commercial customers, as well as promises by the long-time city trash collector of new and expanded services. "We have been your service provider for over 30 years," said David Ross, the company's senior district manager.
NEWS
By Don Romero | July 21, 2006
I am a runner. I have been running on the beaches of Laguna for almost 30 years, and I can't believe how dirty our beaches have become. I run from Main Beach to Agate Street every morning. Each time I run, I pick up trash left behind by people or washed up on shore. It is not unusual for me to fill three to four plastic bags (which I find on the beach) with trash. Mind you, this is every morning. I find things like balloons, sandals, kids' toys, all kinds of plastic items, T-shirts, underwear, beer bottles and so on. Each day I usually pick up at least 20 bottled water caps.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 16, 2007
Driving out Laguna Canyon road yesterday, I must say I was shocked at just how much litter lined the sides of the road. It was as if someone had deliberately emptied out all of the trash that had taken up residency in his or her car. It astonishes me just how much garbage was left on the side of Laguna Canyon road and I don't think it was always littered like that; in fact I know it wasn't. Is it because more people are coming to Laguna every day? Or is it that the society that we live in today just doesn't care that much about the effects littering has on our environment?
NEWS
July 28, 2006
There's a lot of trash in Laguna Beach this summer. City Manager Ken Frank reports that weekly trash collection by city workers has increased in volume by one-quarter from previous years, to as much as 35 tons a week. In past years, the city has collected about 28 tons of trash a week. Everyone seems to be noticing an influx of out-of-town visitors, so it's not surprising that the amount of debris left behind at the end of the day has skyrocketed. The record heat wave has no doubt increased the numbers as inland-dwellers flee to cooler beach climes.
NEWS
May 17, 2002
-- Barbara Diamond The sky's the limit, a Wave Street resident said after finding his roof damaged last Friday. John Hoover put out his trash cans that morning before leaving home. When he returned home at about 5 p.m., the trash had been picked up by Waste Management of Orange County, the city hauler, but his rain gutter and fascia were down on the ground and the roof on his home was ajar. Hoover reported the damage to the police department Monday.
NEWS
September 21, 2007
The Clean Water Now! Coalition organized Laguna Beach’s event for the California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, hauling around 1,000 pounds of trash from the beach. Of the 594 people who combed Laguna’s beaches for junk Saturday, only about 20% were from the city. Roger Butow of Clean Water Now! said the trash is a fraction of the 2,000 to 3,000 pounds that have routinely been pulled up since the group started sponsoring the cleanup seven years ago. “It really kind of freaked me out,” Butow said.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | March 21, 2008
The first efforts to restore 58 acres of newly purchased ocean-view wilderness took place Saturday, as volunteers united with Conservation Fund personnel to remove graffiti and gather trash from the site. Local high school students Drew Ferguson and Cole Saladino joined with Scott Ferguson, director of Southern California Programs for the Conservation Fund, and Derek Ostensen, consultant for the Conservation Fund and Laguna Canyon Foundation in the cleaning effort. The former Chao property, which was purchased with Proposition 12 Funds through the efforts of the Conservation Fund and Laguna Canyon Foundation just a few months ago, had been vandalized and littered with trash during several years of private ownership in which the land was not maintained, Ostensen said.
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NEWS
March 26, 2014
Three hundred vehicles filled with unwanted printers, fax machines, batteries and paint rolled through the Act V parking lot during Laguna Beach's first electronic waste recycling and hazardous materials disposal event Saturday. Laguna Beach residents dropped off 5 tons of paint and hazardous waste, including batteries, light bulbs and lamps, and 4 tons of electronic waste, including printers, fax machines, DVD players and VCRs, public works senior administrative analyst Liz Vazquez-Avila said.
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SPORTS
March 28, 2013
Sportsworld and Zero Trash played a game Tuesday that went to the wire, and Sportsworld prevailed, 7-4, in Laguna Beach Little League AAA Division action. Ryan Anthony, Max Rossi and Will Keary pitched for Sportsworld and was backed by a defense that made several big plays. Caden Capobianco and Luke Smialowicz made a critical double play in the first inning to hold Zero Trash scoreless. Late in the game, Keary, Anthony, Sam Tyrell and Gavin Trevino all made diving catches.
SPORTS
March 15, 2013
Zero Trash might not have picked up a victory in its AAA Division game against Crescent Bay Advisors, but it did record the first home run of the 2013 season at Laguna Beach Little League. In a game that was delayed by rain, Crescent Bay Advisors completed a 9-3 victory on Saturday over Zero Trash. Connor Fink of Zero Trash hit the first home run of the season, a two-run homer in the third inning at Riddle Field. Teammate Jack Payne struck out four in two innings of pitching. Later in the game, the second home run was recorded when Jeremy Hayes of Crescent Bay Advisors smashed a three-run homer.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | January 31, 2013
The City Council talked trash Tuesday. Months of negotiations and the hiring of a consultant to assist the city staff paid off as the general terms of a franchise agreement with Waste Management of Orange County were unanimously approved. The city manager and city attorney were directed to fine-tune the agreement and bring a final version to the council by April. "All things being equal financially, we couldn't have a better partner," Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson said. "They 'get' Laguna.
NEWS
July 27, 2012
A man fell asleep at the wheel and hit a parked trash truck at 7:39 a.m. July 19, police said. A 38-year-old Santa Ana man fell asleep while driving his Honda Accord and drifted off Laguna Canyon Road into the parking lane on the right side, hitting the parked Waste Management truck, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. He was transported to the hospital with minor injuries that included cuts to the head and knee, Kravetz said. He will be receiving a citation for driving a vehicle without a valid license.
NEWS
June 30, 2011
Alternative fuel trolleys roll out The city's summer festival shuttle service will continue through Aug. 28, City Manager John Pietig announced. The Laguna Canyon route will continue through Aug. 31, he said in his Friday update to city staff. The fleet this year includes four more alternative fuel (propane) vehicles, bringing the number of alternative fuel vehicles to 18. The four trolleys will provide additional service to the heavily traveled north and south Coast Highway route and within the downtown, Pietig said.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 29, 2011
The Fire Department put out a trash truck fire near the entrance to Laguna Beach early Wednesday morning. The Fire Department got the call at 7:25 a.m. when the truck's driver noticed smoke billowing out of his truck on Laguna Canyon Road, Division Chief Dan Stefano said. The driver, who wasn't injured, pulled into a parking lot at Broadway and Forest Avenue, close to a fire station. Firefighters moved the truck away from the building, traffic and people and then the driver pulled the emergency release, dropping the trash, which allowed firefighters to extinguish the fire.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | February 17, 2011
Laguna's own "Antiques Road Show" rolled into town last week, and I wanted to get in on the action. Bonhams and Butterfields held its second art appraisal clinic at Laguna Art Museum, and for $5, professional appraisers mulled over everything from ceramics and statuary to oils. I was dying to know more about a rather unusual ceramic vase that my partner, Sharon, had inherited from her grandmother. It's not pretty; in fact, it's pretty ugly. The 8-inch-tall black vase has horror-type masks, scowling faces and strange cigar-type figures randomly floating on it. But I knew it was an "antique.
NEWS
By James Pribram | January 20, 2011
There's no better feeling than the anticipation you get the night before a big trip. My last trip I could not even fathom what life at sea for a month would be like. To say I went into that trip blind would be a gross understatement. But since the beginning of the ECO-Warrior project, when I was on my way to the south of Chile to report on a pulp mill that was polluting the Rio Itata with chlorinated water, my strategy has changed. Before that trip I had to study everything I could find on what was happening there only to find out that everything I had read was completely off. A great lesson indeed; however, now I tend to enjoy learning everything firsthand and in the moment.
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