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Officials seek state oversight for Sativa Water District

By Dennis J. Freeman Contributing Writer COMPTON — Local officials have ramped up efforts to force Sativa Los Angeles County Water District to operate either under state-controlled stewardship or be disbanded altogether. Leading the charge has been U.S. Rep. Nanette Barragán, county Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn and Assemblyman Mike Gipson. The elected officials Read More…

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Air quality officials discuss Compton pollution issues

COMPTON — The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued five notices of violation to local businesses for emitting potentially harmful substances. Four of the five were cited for emitting hexavalent chromium, a cancer-causing pollutant. The agency presented its results of an inspection into whether hexavalent chromium is present in the air above the Read More…

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Congressional representatives rally for health care

LOS ANGELES — Members of the state’s congressional delegation gathered Jan. 16 at the California Endowment headquarters to rally in support of the Affordable Care Act. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, was joined by 13 other members of Congress at the rally that had the theme “Health Care Is a Human Right.” Among Read More…