Vernon

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

County To Offer Free Blood Testing For Residents Near Vernon Battery Recycler

Residents who live near a Vernon battery recycling plant are being offered free blood testing to detect possible lead poisoning, according to reports.

09/13/2013

(credit: CBS)

Report: Toxics Regulator Aware Of Recycling Plant Risks For Years

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.

05/30/2013

(credit: CBS)

Residents Near Vernon Plant May Have Been Exposed To Arsenic

A City Council committee may take legal action over the alleged release of potentially toxic material by a Vernon-based company.

04/05/2013

(credit: CBS)

Driver Remains At Large Following Deadly Hit-And-Run In LA

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.

12/21/2012

A stubborn fire in Vernon Sunday evening forced evacuations from at least three businesses. (credit: CBS)

Stubborn Fire Forces Evacuations Of 3 Vernon Businesses

A two-alarm blaze that engulfed several businesses in Vernon forced evacuations Sunday evening.

12/09/2012

(credit: USDA/Food and Safety Inspection Services)

Recall: Prepared BBQ Chicken Salads Sold At Trader Joe’s

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.

07/28/2012

(credit: CBS)

Former Vernon Official Found Dead In Bay Area Park

A former Vernon city official was found dead Thursday night at a state park in the Bay area.

06/29/2012

(credit: CBS)

Ballot Dispute Disrupts Vernon City Election

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.

04/11/2012

(credit: CBS)

Vernon Meat Plant Files For Bankruptcy Following ‘Pink Slime’ Backlash

A Vernon meat processing plant is shutting down in the wake of nationwide backlash against a sterilizing meat filler known as “pink slime.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2012

(credit: CBS)

Voter Fraud Allegations Dog Vernon Reform Efforts

A councilman in the scandal-plagued city of Vernon faces allegations that he may be unfairly influencing a ballot for City Council.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/29/2012

(credit: CBS)

First Responders Participate In Disaster Drill In Vernon

Local first responders are expected to participate in a full-scale emergency preparedness drill in Vernon.

03/11/2012

(credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Question Cost Of Vernon’s Legal Bills

Lawmakers are questioning the cost of legal bills for the city of Vernon, which is under investigation for its financial dealings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/28/2011

(credit: CBS)

Vernon Mayor And City Attorney Abruptly Resign

The mayor and city attorney of Vernon both abruptly resigned Monday after public criticism from a state senator, as well as the city’s own ethics adviser.

10/31/2011

(credit: CBS)

Vote To Dissolve Troubled City Of Vernon Fails

After a six-month battle, a new vote to dissolve the city of Vernon has failed. The California Senate has voted against dissolving the troubled city, but only by a narrow margin.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/30/2011

(credit: AP/FILE)

IRS Launches Probe Of Vernon $419M Bond Offering

The city of Vernon faces an audit by the Internal Revenue Service over $419 million in bonds that may have violated tax laws, it was reported Monday.

08/29/2011

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