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July 2, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
July 1 marked the start of a number of new state and local laws, many of which are aimed at improving safety. Plastic bag ban Large supermarkets and pharmacies in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County may no longer offer plastic bags for carryout, except for fruit, vegetables and raw meat. Paper bags will cost 10 cents each. Restaurant employee tests Current restaurant employees must pass a food-handling course. Those hired after July 1 have 30 days to take the course, available online or in a classroom.
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July 2, 2011 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
July 1 marked the start of a number of new state and local laws, many of which are aimed at improving safety. Plastic bag ban Large supermarkets and pharmacies in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County may no longer offer plastic bags for carryout, except for fruit, vegetables and raw meat. Paper bags will cost 10 cents each. Restaurant employee tests Current restaurant employees must pass a food-handling course. Those hired after July 1 have 30 days to take the course, available online or in a classroom.
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May 19, 1994 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
Two years after a much-heralded drop in the skyrocketing number of American babies born by Cesarean section, the Cesarean rate has leveled off nationally and risen slightly in California--news that some experts fear indicates that the nation will not meet its goal of reducing surgical deliveries to 15% by 2000. In a report released Wednesday, the Washington-based Public Citizen's Health Research Group estimated that nearly half of the 421,000 Cesarean sections in 1992 should not have been done.
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