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Health official says measles vaccines are safe

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s interim health officer is urging residents to ensure they are vaccinated for measles, and assured parents that vaccinating their children is safe. “Unfortunately the myths about the association between vaccination and autism persists,” Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser said. “It’s very important for people to know that there have been many […]

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District Attorney Jackie Lacey to seek second term

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Feb. 4 that she will seek a second term. Lacey — the county’s first female and first black district attorney — was elected in November 2012 to replace her former boss, Steve Cooley. She was sworn in Dec. 3, 2012, for a four-year term. […]

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State cites Exide for eight new violations

VERNON — State regulators cited Exide Technologies for eight hazardous-waste violations at its local battery recycling plant, which has been a target of criticism by residents and state and local officials for years, state officials announced Jan. 28. Exide officials said the company is already addressing the issues. According to the state Department of Toxic […]