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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.”

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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

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First Responders Participate In Disaster Drill In Vernon

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


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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

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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.


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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

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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.


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LA County Left ‘Holding The Bag’ For $1B In Vernon Bonds?

An effort by state lawmakers to dissolve the cash-strapped city could have a big financial impact on L.A. County.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/26/2011

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Ex-Vernon Administrator Who Pleaded Guilty To Corruption Gets $500K Payoff

A former Vernon official who pleaded guilty to corruption has received half-million-dollar payout from the city.


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Former Vernon Administrator Admits To Hiring Wife For City Contract

A former official of the city of Vernon has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a conflict-of-interest charge for hiring his wife to work for the small industrial Los Angeles suburb.


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Vernon Disincorporation Bill Goes To Calif. Senate

A key California committee has passed a bill to take away cityhood from a troubled Los Angeles suburb.


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Report: Millions Paid To Firms Linked To Families Of Vernon Officials

The state Legislature is debating whether to disband the industrial city with a population of less than 100, which has been mired in allegations of corruption.