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Oct 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM
One year after two young workers died, and county leaders tried to shut it down -- Community Recycling is still open. A trial won't start till February on whether it can be closed down. Meanwhile, community activists insist it's still a danger.
Aug 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Free document shredding, electronic recycling and more will be offered between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Kern Schools Federal Credit Union's administrative offices at 9500 Ming Ave.

The event promises a day of family fun that...
Mar 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM
State safety regulators have slapped a controversial composting facility in Lamont with 16 citations totaling nearly $167,000 in fines. But the victims' family says it's a mockery of justice.
Feb 6, 2012 at 8:54 PM
The local recycling plant where two workers died can stay open for now, but the operation will face more conditions. That's the ruling from a Kern County Superior Court judge Monday afternoon. The company promised cooperation, and argued it's...
Dec 31, 2011 at 5:28 PM
From officer-involved shootings to massive wildfires, there are a lot of stories to remember from 2011. Here are the most memorable stories from the year, in no particular order.
Dec 14, 2011 at 4:56 PM
Community Recycling is fighting to keep its composting operation open near Lamont. Meanwhile, the company is also trying to open a new facility near Arvin.
Dec 6, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Facing a deadline of Jan. 24, Kern County supervisors and the Lamont Public Utility District aren't any closer to finding a viable alternative to dispose of 1.7 million gallons of sewer water or effluent that is produced every day.
Nov 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM
A judge on Tuesday put the order to shut down Community Recycling on hold, but what's next for the controversial facility?
Nov 29, 2011 at 4:51 PM
A judge has given a controversial Lamont composting facility a new lease on life, at least for another month.
Nov 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Employees of the shuttered Community Recycling & Resource Recovery plant in Lamont held a protest Tuesday at the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield.

The workers, upset over losing their jobs, criticized the Kern County Board of...
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Nov 22, 2011 at 1:25 PM
Employees of the shuttered Community Recycling & Resource Recovery plant in Lamont held a protest Tuesday at the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield.
Nov 16, 2011 at 5:53 PM
Reaction is pouring in, less than 24 hours after Kern County's leaders shut the doors on the controversial Community Recycling & Resource Recovery plant in Lamont.
Nov 15, 2011 at 11:58 PM
Citing a number of violations, the Kern County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday night to revoke the operating permit of Community Recycling & Resource Recovery in Lamont.
Nov 10, 2011 at 7:14 PM
More alleged violations are outlined in a county report about the recycling facility where two workers died. Kern County supervisors will review the report at the hearing they've set for next Tuesday.
Nov 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM
A Lamont composting facility has been ordered to keep employees away from a storm-drainage tunnel where two brothers were overcome by hydrogen sulfide.