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.
Building on the state's efforts to add more zero emission vehicles to California roads, the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development and the Japanese governmental organization New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization today agreed to conduct a feasibility study for an Electric Vehicle demonstration project in California. A letter of intent was concluded between GO-Biz director, Kish Rajan and NEDO executive director, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, which facilitates a partnership to develop new fast charging electric vehicle stations in California.
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 .
Ratcheting up the debate over Los Angeles' minimum wage, a coalition of labor groups is calling for a citywide minimum wage of $15, higher than Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposal to hike hourly wages to $13.25. Members of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy plan to converge outside City Hall Tuesday to call for the City Council to pass an ordinance lifting the minimum wage to $15, said Allison Mannos, spokeswoman for Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
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.