Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Man infected with West Nile in Echo Park area

Photo by James Gathany |CDC

ECHO PARK — County health officials are warning residents to take extra precautions against mosquitoes after an elderly man from the Echo Park area was hospitalized with West Nile Virus last month. It was the first human case of the season reported by the Los Angeles ... Read More »

Asian tiger mosquito buzzing around Silver Lake

Asian tiger mosquito | Centers for Disease Control

SILVER LAKE —  It’s only one-quarter-inch long but the Asian tiger mosquito poses a big health threat. The black-and-white bug is capable of spreading such potentially deadly diseases as yellow fever, dengue fever, and chikungunya. After being spotted across the San Gabriel Valley,  the Asian tiger ... Read More »

East L.A.’s Wheelchair Wash lifts spirits and brings communities together

Photo by C.J. Salgado

EAST LOS ANGELES -- Sunday at the East L.A. Civic Center was a perfect summer day for relaxing in the park, fishing in the lake or getting your wheelchair washed. Yes, wheelchairs need a good cleaning now and then, and the 12th Annual Wheelchair Wash found volunteers providing a free cleaning as part of a day-long health and community resources fair. Read More »

What’s bugging you? Could be those Black Flies

From paths and backyards along the L.A. River in Atwater Village and Elysian Valley to the hills of Elysian Park and the ball field at Dodger Stadium,  swarms of Black Flies – or Buffalo Gnats –  have been once again buzzing, bothering and biting people as ... Read More »

West Nile virus detected in Elysian Valley

The discovery of a mosquito carrying the West Nile virus in Elysian Valley last month has prompted health officials to post  warning signs  in the immediate area, including Elysian Park. A positive mosquito sample was collected in the 200o block of Duvall Street in Elysian Valley ... Read More »

Angeleno Heights couple moves out after bed bugs move in

By Sarah Dryden Last month former Angeleno Heights residents Leslie and Laura moved to Los Feliz, signaling the couple’s defeat in a battle against an unwanted, blood-sucking house guest: Cimex Lectularius, more commonly known as a bed bug. The landlord had agreed to hire an exterminator, ... Read More »

Eastside students put unhealthy habits on center stage

A group of students will take to a Boyle Heights stage this afternoon to present performances they created dealing with diabetes, obesity and other health problems.  The performances  by the students ages 11 to 17 are the culmination of a program that teaches acting and writing ... Read More »

East L.A. corner market gets a heart-smart makeover

Yash La Casa Market was one of the typical corner stores of East Los Angeles that caters primarily to a Latino clientele. It was stocked heavily with sweet and salty snacks and packaged foods that were crammed into a shop plastered with posters for Budwesier, Tecate ... Read More »