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Torrance Residents Take On ExxonMobil Days After Refinery Explosion

Demanding answers during a townhall meeting with company officials, dozens of locals say their homes and cars were coated with dust after Wednesday’s blast, which was strong enough to register as a magnitude 1.7 earthquake.

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Finger-Pointing, Lawsuits Likely To Follow ‘Superbug’ Scare

With an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” outbreak connected to its facility, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center stopped short of pointing a finger at the manufacturer of a medical instrument believed to have spread the deadly germs.

02/20/2015

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Live Bat Found In Huntington Beach Parking Lot Tests Positive For Rabies

Bats have very small teeth, and their bites could go unnoticed.

02/19/2015

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2 Of 7 Patients Infected Die After Being Exposed To Superbug Bacteria At UCLA Medical Center

At least two patients have died and seven more have been infected after being exposed to a drug-resistant superbug at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

02/18/2015

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The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Amid Measles Outbreak, Few Rules Exist Concerning Teacher Vaccinations

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation’s classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.

02/16/2015

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Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Sign-Up

Covered California hopes to get 500,000 additional California residents enrolled.

02/14/2015

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Calif. Measles Outbreak Revives Debate Over Vaccines

A measles outbreak centered in California has sparked a national debate over parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

02/03/2015

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New Case Of Measles Reported At Santa Monica Infant Toddler Center

There have now been more than 90 confirmed cases of measles in California.

02/01/2015

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Health Officials Alert Doctors, Hospitals Of Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus In LA County

Los Angeles County is alerting physicians and hospitals to be on the lookout for patients with symptoms of a rare mosquito-borne virus.

01/28/2015

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Baseball Coach At Santa Monica High Contracts Measles

It’s the 78th reported case reported nationwide with almost 90 percent of all cases in California.

01/24/2015

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Health Officials Warn About Measles Exposure At 2 Separate Locations

Measles is contagious from approximately four days before the rash first appears through four days after the rash appears.

01/23/2015

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Measles Outbreak: Doctor Says Kids Who Haven’t Been Vaccinated Should Avoid Major Public Places

Symptoms begin with a cough, runny nose, red watery eyes and a pink rash all over the body.

01/22/2015

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Doctor Suspects Measles-Inflicted Disney Employees Never Had Full Vaccination

A number of Disney employees have contracted the measles virus, even though some of them say they had previously received vaccination.

01/20/2015

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Worried You’ve Been Exposed To The Measles?

While measles were declared virtually eradicated in the United States by 2000, roughly 60-70 cases will still occur every year.

01/17/2015

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