City of Industry, California-based Athens Services has announced the opening of a new 80,000-square-foot materials recovery facility in Sun Valley that is designed to process more than 330,000 tons of mixed waste per year. Construction of the facility began in October 2013 and the facility began accepting materials in mid-October 2014.
Another Lake Tahoe casino is getting a major makeover as the lake's ailing tourism industry tries to reinvigorate itself. The MontBleu Resort announced a $24 million renovation Tuesday that will cover the casino and all 437 rooms and suites.
Calls for Establishment of LA BIO FORWARD Joint Powers Authority to Execute Strategic Plan; Final Recommendations to be Presented October 14 at Cal State Los Angeles )--The Governing Board of the Southern California Biomedical Council has passed a unanimous resolution endorsing the recent Battelle Technology Partnership Study and its proposed Master Plan for Growing the Biosciences in Los Angeles. The full text of the plan is available on the County of Los Angeles website at http://file.lacounty.gov/bc/q3_2014/cms1_217012.pdf .
More than three dozen water districts have placed some kind of restrictions on swimming pool water and the industry worries that future restrictions could mean changes in their business. Now, some water districts are placing strict new guidelines on using drinking water to fill or refill pools and ordering conservation techniques for existing pools.
Sheriff's Sgt. James Beamon said deputies responded to a burglary alarm at the store in the 14600 block of Valley Boulevard around 4 a.m. Nathan Harvey, 34, of Austin, Texas and Louis Dickerson, 33, of Compton were arrested on suspicion of burglary and attempted burglary, according to Cruz.
The National Pronto Association has named aftermarket brake components and systems maker Centric Parts its supplier of the year for 2014. The award, which is voted on by shareholders, was presented to Centric Parts Sept.
Alarmed by a Los Angeles City Council proposal that would require larger hotels to pay their workers a $15.37 hourly wage, a group of hotel representatives spoke out Tuesday about the law, complaining the plan would hurt the industry. Gathering outside City Hall, James Crank, an asset manager at the Beverly Garland hotel in North Hollywood, told reporters he would be forced to lay off 30 percent of his 200-employee staff.
A national survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline has dropped another 9 cents over the last two weeks, to $3.37, bringing the decline to 34 cents over the last 13 weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling crude oil prices drove the declines, but the drop was also heavily impacted by a crash in prices of ethanol and the fact that winter-grade gasoline costs less to produce.