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1925 - By letter, Wyatt Earp beseeches his friend William S. Hart to portray him in a movie, to correct the "lies about me." Hart never did. [story]
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[Supervisor Antonovich] – As several dead birds have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Los Angeles County, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has introduced a motion calling for multi-agency coordination and a renewed effort to combat the virus to prevent an epidemic.

Supervisor Antonovich’s motion directs the Departments of Public Health and Public Works to investigate and clear open water ways that harbor mosquito breeding sites, exterminate active breeding areas and fully implement the planned West Nile Virus awareness and surveillance program.

“Though the Department of Public Health has been educating the community on methods to combat West Nile Virus, more proactive measures must be taken,” said Antonovich.   “It is vital that West Nile control is achieved through mosquito control by elimination of mosquito breeding sites, active breeding areas, and education on West Nile Virus prevention.”

Antonovich urges residents to take the following precautions:

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* Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.

* Wear long-sleeve shirts and pants when engaging in outdoor activities during these hours.

* Apply approved insect repellents containing active ingredients such as DEET, Picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Keep tight-fitting screens on doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

* Eliminate all sources of standing water around your home and property and properly maintain ornamental ponds, pools, and spas.

* Request FREE mosquitofish from your local vector control district for placement in out-of-order swimming pools, spas, and ponds to control mosquito breeding.

* Contact the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District at (562) 944-9656 or online at http://glacvcd.org/ to report any significant mosquito problems in your neighborhood. The District strongly encourages you to report any mosquito activity near vacant or foreclosed homes and abandoned swimming pools in your neighborhood.

The public is encouraged to report dead birds to help with West Nile virus surveillance and control efforts, as birds play an important role in maintaining and spreading the virus.

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