Lead Story Northeast Edition The Press

Residents near Exide fear health risks, survey says

VERNON — A majority of households near the closed Exide battery-recycling plant are concerned that someone in their home might get cancer or lead poisoning from hazardous materials, according to a survey released June 30. The Los Angeles County Health Agency announced the results of its door-to-door outreach effort, in which more than 1,500 workers Read More…

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Area cities plan firework celebrations

Several area cities are celebrating the Fourth of July with community festivals that include fireworks shows beginning July 1. The city of Pico Rivera holds a festival at El Rancho High School, 6501 Passons Blvd., beginning at 5 p.m. Planned are inflatable amusements for children, food and game booths, live music and fireworks at 9 Read More…

Lead Story Northeast Edition Sports

Dodgers, others build new ballfields at Belvedere Park

EAST LOS ANGELES — Two renovated baseball fields were dedicated June 18 at Belvedere Park here, financed by a combination of funding from government, corporate and philanthropic sources. Improvements to the fields include a new turf infield, new bullpen area and new foul poles. Renovations included the replacement of chain-link fencing on the backstops and Read More…