Tag Archives: Environment

Oct. 12, 1907: Contractor Leaves Dead Dogs in Street to Break Contract; A Foul Wind From Fertilizer Plant Blows Over Boyle Heights

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 12, 1907 Los Angeles After repeated complaints to police because half a dozen dead dogs had laid in the streets for two weeks, the health department tried to charge C.T. Hanson, … Continue reading

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Oct. 8, 1907: Sewage-Eating Fish Spread Disease at Local Markets, Health Officials Say

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. Oct. 8, 1907 Los Angeles Health officials and a deputy district attorney have joined to urge the Board of Supervisors to ban fishing within a half-mile of the city’s Hyperion line that … Continue reading

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July 18, 1907: Santa Monica, Ocean Park Must Abate Sewage Discharge Into Ocean

Note: This is an encore post from 2006. July 18, 1907 Santa Monica Officials of Santa Monica and Ocean Park are fighting a lawsuit that seeks to block the discharge of raw sewage into the ocean. According to testimony, the … Continue reading

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June 13, 1947: California Takes First Steps to Reduce Smog

A sample card from the Ringelmann Smoke Chart. Note: This is an encore post and originally appeared in 2005 on the 1947project. Shall we talk about noir? Let’s start with the skies over Los Angeles, which are so dirty that … Continue reading

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