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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989
Health officials are urging residents to avoid exposure to the St. Louis encephalitis virus, which has been detected in pigeons in the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area in Encino. The disease is spread to humans by mosquitoes that have ingested the blood of infected pigeons, Barbara Gondo of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services said Thursday. Gondo said officials have put up signs advising visitors to the dam to wear long-sleeved shirts and apply insect repellent.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1989
Health officials are urging residents to avoid exposure to the St. Louis encephalitis virus, which has been detected in pigeons in the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area in Encino. The disease is spread to humans by mosquitoes that have ingested the blood of infected pigeons, Barbara Gondo of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services said Thursday. Gondo said officials have put up signs advising visitors to the dam to wear long-sleeved shirts and apply insect repellent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1988 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
A swarm of complaints has forced a regional mosquito control district to reluctantly abandon plans to experimentally release up to 30,000 of the pesky insects in a densely populated area of Southeast Los Angeles County. The district canceled the research project at the request of Norwalk city officials, who received dozens of protests after endorsing the district's plans to free mosquitoes early next month in a Norwalk neighborhood and a park in nearby Downey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1986 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
If ever an insect needed a publicist, it's the misunderstood midge. It's been around for at least 20,000 years, but few know its name. Adding insult to insect, the midge is often confused with its kissin' cousin, the hated mosquito, and is blamed for the mosquito's dirty deeds--tattooing the bare flesh of picnickers and backyard barbecuers. The midge is the Rodney Dangerfield of the winged set.
NEWS
December 5, 1985
Former Councilman Clarence Bridgers has been reappointed by the City Council to serve as Carson's representative on the board of trustees of the Southeast Mosquito Abatement District. Bridgers served on the council from 1971 to 1984 when he left office without seeking reelection.
NEWS
April 15, 1993
The Southeast Mosquito Abatement District plans to use four chemicals to control mosquitoes in Glendale. Golden Bear 1111, an oil, Dimilin, BTI and Altosid will be applied at breeding sites. A bumper crop of mosquitoes is expected this season because of heavy spring rains. According to the district, all of the chemicals have been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency as safe for humans, and district technicians will be careful to protect the environment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1993
Officials from Los Angeles County's largest mosquito abatement district Thursday began trapping hundreds of tiny green-and-silver fish that feast on the warm weather pests. The gambusia affinis, or mosquito fish, is one of the most effective weapons used by the Southeast Mosquito Abatement District, and it is available at no charge to those bugged by the menacing drone of the insects.
NEWS
September 4, 1986
Funeral services for Milan Canning, the former mayor of Maywood, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Hillside Chapel at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier. Canning died of a heart attack Monday at Downey Community Hospital. He was 78. Canning served on the City Council from 1942 to 1956 and again from 1970 to 1974, and was mayor during the years 1950-52. He was also a charter member of the Southeast Mosquito Abatement District in 1954 and Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1988 | BETTINA BOXALL, Times Staff Writer
A swarm of complaints has forced a regional mosquito control district to reluctantly abandon plans to experimentally release up to 30,000 of the pesky insects in a densely populated area of Southeast Los Angeles County. The district canceled the research project at the request of Norwalk city officials, who received dozens of protests after endorsing the district's plans to free mosquitoes early next month in a Norwalk neighborhood and a park in nearby Downey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1986 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
If ever an insect needed a publicist, it's the misunderstood midge. It's been around for at least 20,000 years, but few know its name. Adding insult to insect, the midge is often confused with its kissin' cousin, the hated mosquito, and is blamed for the mosquito's dirty deeds--tattooing the bare flesh of picnickers and backyard barbecuers. The midge is the Rodney Dangerfield of the winged set.
NEWS
April 9, 1995 | JOHN POPE
The county agency responsible for controlling the area's mosquito population is planning to move from the city to a $5-million facility in Santa Fe Springs. The Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District, formerly called the Southeast Mosquito Abatement District, has been seeking to relocate for several years from a South Gate building that officials described as cramped and outdated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1993
The San Fernando Valley has something of a dubious distinction this summer. An inspection by county health officials using test animals in the Sepulveda Basin in Encino turned up a case of St. Louis encephalitis. That's a potentially fatal virus that is passed on to humans by mosquito bites. Folks who enjoy outdoor activities at one of Los Angeles' largest remaining green spaces should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, particularly in the early morning hours and at dusk.
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