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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 »

Family Questions Police Shooting of 16-Year Old Son

Jose Mendez had his problems, admits the 16-year-old’s mother, Josefina Rizo. He was in and out of trouble and a habitual runaway, but he didn’t deserve being... Read more »

Exide: L.A. Councilman Makes Move to Step In

Saying he’s lost confidence in the state agency overseeing the cleanup of toxic lead contamination from the now closed Exide plant in Vernon, Los Angeles City... Read more »

Lee Baca Admits to Lying to Federal Investigators

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of lying to investigators during an FBI probe of corruption in the jail system. Under... 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 »

Two Charged in Killing of Woman, Girl in Debs Park

Two people were charged with capital murder today in connection with the killings of a young woman and a teenage girl in Ernest E. Debs Regional Park in Montecito... Read more »

Montebello to Keep $4.6 Million RDA Bond

For seven years, funds previously earmarked for the Taylor Ranch Community Cultural Center and other building projects have languished in an account, untouchable... Read more »

Bell Gardens Forced to Sell Shopping Centers

Before Ross, Marshall’s, Starbucks and Petco opened their doors in Bell Gardens, the area around Florence Boulevard and Eastern Avenue was nothing more than a... Read more »

Assembly Questions Actions on Exide

Years of public outrage over the Exide Technologies’ contamination of cities and neighborhoods in the east and southeast Los Angeles area finally appears to be... Read more »

Local Student Among Best in the World

A 17-year old student at Abraham Lincoln High School earned a perfect score on his AP Calculus test making him one of 12 students in the world to earn every point... Read more »

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