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Category: Public Safety

Truck Driver Charged with Manslaughter for Killing LAPD Officer in Crash

The driver of a big rig truck that struck and killed an LAPD officer last year in Beverly Hills has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
categories City AffairsCrimePublic Safety

2 Deaths, Major Exposure Linked to ‘Superbug’ at UCLA Hospital

Infected bacteria from contaminated medical instruments is suspected in a “superbug” outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have also been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant germs.
categories HealthPublic Safety

Calif. Measles May Have Started in The Philippines

California health officials have spent weeks searching for the source of the Disneyland measles outbreak that occurred last December, and some of their detective work points to a measles virus in the Philippines.
categories HealthPublic Safety

DTSC Accused of ‘Environmental Racism’

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Vernon last week to call for the closure of Exide Techonologoes, an embattled lead-acid battery recycler in the city.
categories BusinessCity AffairsHealthPublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Ethnic Communities

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a campaign looking to highlight scams targeting ethnic and immigrant communities.
categories BusinessCrimePublic Safety

Government Agencies Work to Protect Ethnic Communities from Scams

Government agencies like the State Bar of California and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are partnering with other organizations to collectively prevent scams against ethnic minorities.
categories BusinessCrimePublic Safety

Six Views of Community Policing

Long Beach VoiceWaves asked activists and residents for their views on steps by the LBPD to improve community ties.
categories CrimeNeighborhoodsPublic Safety

Millions Affected in Anthem Data Breach

Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health-care provider, began informing the public Wednesday, Feb. 4, of a data breach compromising the information of about 80 million customers and employees.
categories BusinessPublic SafetyScience & Technology

Lead Blood Testing Extended for Residents Near Exide

Only 500 people have been tested so far.
categories BusinessHealthNeighborhoodsPublic Safety

Infant Contracts Measles in Santa Monica

New case prompts daycare center closure.
categories HealthPublic SafetyYouth
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