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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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HEALTH MATTERS: Learning to care for and deal with head lice

The first day of the school year varies across the United States. In Los Angeles County, which includes nearly 10 million residents, 93 school districts and 2,283 schools, the average start date was on Aug. 16. With more than 1.5 million students back in school in Los Angeles County, the chances are high that head Read More…

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Fruit vendors try to make ends meet while waiting for legitimacy

LOS ANGELES — Manolo Cruz embarked on a unique business endeavor in 2012, selling chopped fresh fruit from a wheeled cart in the gentrified neighborhood of Highland Park. He envisioned a livelihood selling sliced fruits like pineapples, oranges, cucumbers, coconuts and watermelons displayed atop layers of ice cubes during hot, sunny days. With daily profits Read More…