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Residents Are the Heroes In Exide Victory

The unrelenting efforts of residents and community activists deserve credit for California Gov. Brown and state legislators securing nearly $177 million for testing... Read more »

Bell Gardens Shooting Victim ID’d

Authorities Monday released the name of a man shot to death on a street in Bell Gardens. He was 39-year-old Ivan Covarrubias, according to the coroner’s office. The... Read more »

At Long Last, Gov. Brown Acts on Exide Crisis

Gov. Jerry Brown’s letter to State Legislators proposing $176.6 million in state funds to expedite and expand the testing and cleanups of homes, schools and parks... Read more »

Exide: State to Fund $176M to Speed Up Testing, Cleanup

For years, communities surrounding the now-shuttered Exide Technologies plant in Vernon have fought to be heard: first to force the closure of the facility and then... Read more »

Community Calendar: Feb. 11, 2016 – Feb. 17, 2016

Thursday, Feb. 11 4-5pm – Money Smart Workshop for Teens at City Terrace Library. Learn about credit cards, debit cards, interest rates, APRs, loans, savings and... Read more »

Boyle Heights: Showcasing Young Talent at Work

Talent comes in many forms. It can be found in the young and the old and blossoms most when encouraged and celebrated. That was the goal of the annual Boyle Heights... Read more »

Exide Plant Cleanup ‘Ignites’ New Fears

Restarting the 100-ton kettles to recapture lead at the now shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon could expose residents and workers within a two-mile... Read more »

Man Fatally Shot in Bell Gardens

A man was shot to death on a street in Bell Gardens this morning, authorities said. The shooting in the 6300 block of Specht Avenue took place about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday,... Read more »

Another Call for Leadership and Justice In Exide Cause

We’re disappointed but not surprised that some of our readers do not agree with our editorial last week in this newspaper criticizing the different standards exhibited... Read more »

Community Calendar: Feb. 4, 2016 – Feb. 10, 2016

Saturday, Feb. 6 9am – South Coast Air Quality Management District Hearing on Exide Technologies. Public hearing will consider modification to Exide’s Order... Read more »

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