Anthony Guiterrez, who grew up just a few blocks from Exide, said he was suffering from brain cancer.
Cleanup commanders said Saturday that they sampled beaches nearby and as far away as Newport Beach in Orange County to see if oil from the spill was continuing to wash up.
The painstaking task at Refugio State Beach marks a new front in the cleanup after an underground pipeline leaked last month and released up to 101,000 gallons of oil, about 21,000 gallons of which flowed into a storm drain, sullied the beach and washed out to sea.
The 44 percent includes mostly sandy beaches, which only have trace amounts, or less than 1 percent of oil, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Alexia Retallack. She said tar and oil is naturally found through seeps at Southern California beaches and should be avoided.
Perhaps the biggest job was in Camarillo, about 50 miles northwest of Los Angeles, where a mudslide made 13 homes uninhabitable Friday. The debris flowed down a hillside burned by wildfire last year.
The tree fell around 6:30 p.m. on Saxon Drive, taking out a power line and a phone line to a resident’s home, both ending up on the street.
An overnight cleanup effort continued past daybreak Monday as crews worked to revive Grand Park following the two-day event.
Cleanup continued Wednesday on Sunset Boulevard and the UCLA campus after a 30-inch water main broke, spilling up to 10 million gallons of water.
Road trip survival packs should include everything to keep the family safe and occupied while on a road trip.
The L.A. City Council Tuesday added another $2.2 million to a program aimed at cleaning up homeless areas.
Shelly Backlar, Director of Friends of the LA River, visited the KCAL9 studios Thursday to talk about tThe 23rd Annual La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp on Saturday from 9AM to Noon at 15 locations.
A California water board has ordered Shell Oil to clean up a Carson neighborhood that was built on top of an oil storage facility that could hold up to 140 million gallons of oil.
It could take a week — and the smell could get pretty bad — before crews manage to scoop and vacuum up tons of dead sardines from a Southern California marina.
Cleanup crews are scheduled to return Wednesday to the site where millions of small fish, primarily sardines, were found dead at Redondo Beach’s King Harbor.
State and federal officials have signed agreements to remove all contamination and return the site of a partial nuclear meltdown just outside Los Angeles back to its natural state.