Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.
Residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.
State regulators have reached a deal with a Southern California battery recycler accused of releasing toxic air emissions that might have threatened the health of more than 100,000 people.
Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.
A consumer advocacy group says new documents show that officials were aware of dangerous arsenic emissions and leaky pipes releasing hazardous waste into the soil before ordering Exide Technologies to suspend operations in April.
A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.
Authorities Friday continued to search for the driver of an older model Lexus allegedly involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this week.
A two-alarm blaze that engulfed several businesses in Vernon forced evacuations Sunday evening.
Federal food safety inspectors say prepared barbecue chicken salads sold at Trader Joe’s are being recalled because they contain diced onions that may be contaminated with the potentially deadly listeria bacteria.
A former Vernon city official was found dead Thursday night at a state park in the Bay area.
A challenger appears to have won a City Council seat in the corruption-marred Southern California city of Vernon, but controversy over some votes means the count is unofficial.
A Vernon meat processing plant is shutting down in the wake of nationwide backlash against a sterilizing meat filler known as “pink slime.”
A councilman in the scandal-plagued city of Vernon faces allegations that he may be unfairly influencing a ballot for City Council.
Local first responders are expected to participate in a full-scale emergency preparedness drill in Vernon.
Lawmakers are questioning the cost of legal bills for the city of Vernon, which is under investigation for its financial dealings.