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Blue Ribbon Commission Calls For Major Overhaul Of County’s Child Welfare System

The Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection Tuesday requested a major overhaul of the county’s child welfare system stating it is “in crisis”.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2014

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LA County Looks To Converted Food Waste As Renewable Energy Source

Officials with Los Angeles County hope they can mark Earth Day in the coming years with a way to convert food waste into fuel for vehicles using biological organism.

04/22/2014

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LA Board Of Supervisors Approve Recommended $26 Billion County Budget

A recommended $26.054 billion budget for 2014-15, that Chief Executive Officer William T. Fujioka said would provide a “strong foundation” for the county as it emerges from recession, was tentatively approved Tuesday.

04/15/2014

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Gas Prices Spike To Highest Level Since Summer Of 2013

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose Wednesday to its highest amount since last summer, according to industry officials.

04/09/2014

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Officials Say Meningitis Kills 3 LA County Residents, Poses Higher Risk For Gay Community

LA County health officials say three of eight people who contracted bacterial meningitis this year have died — and all three had sex with other men.

04/03/2014

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Littlerock Man Charged With Possession Of More Than 2 Dozen Fighting Roosters

A Los Angeles County man has been charged with possession of more than two dozen fighting roosters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2014

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Director Of Public Health Jonathan Fielding To Step Down, Return To UCLA

Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Jonathan Fielding announced Thursday that he will be stepping down.

CBS Los Angeles–03/27/2014

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LA County Task Force To Recommend Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant

Los Angeles County is creating a task force to recommend ways of closing a battery recycling plant after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at 39 surrounding homes and a school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2014

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168K Patients’ Records Compromised After County Contractor Computer Theft

The Department of Auditor-Controller said Thursday the equipment was stolen February 5 from the Torrance office of Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a firm that contracts with the county.

03/06/2014

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LA County Expands Crossing Guard Services To Middle Schools

Parents are hailing the decision by Los Angeles County officials to expand crossing guard services to middle schools following a deadly accident near a Hollywood campus.

03/05/2014

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Report: LA County Economy Headed In A Good Direction

Los Angeles County’s economy will continue to improve at a rate of 3 to 4 percent this year, according to a report released Tuesday.

02/25/2014

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LA County Confirms Flu Death Of Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child

A pregnant South Bay woman and her unborn child are the latest victims of the flu, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2014

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California Water Reservoirs Run Dangerously Low: ‘Every Drop Is Precious’

The evidence of extreme effects at the hands of California’s historic drought continues to mount, as a number of reservoirs, which the state depends on for water, are now running dangerously low.

02/18/2014

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County Marriage Officials Prepare For Valentine’s Day Rush

Los Angeles County officials are preparing for a busy day of civil ceremonies for Valentine’s Day.

02/13/2014

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3 Indictments Charge More Than A Dozen With Tax Fraud, Identity Theft

Indictments were announced Thursday against more than a dozen Inland Empire income tax return preparers and associates charged with fraudulently seeking millions of dollars in tax refunds.

02/06/2014

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