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Hepatitis outbreak traced to Costco product, local families exposed

June 10, 2013

A frozen berry product called Townsend Farms Organic Anti-oxidant Blend sold at many regional stores, including Costco, is at the heart of a Hepatitis A outbreak affecting six victims in California, two in Reno, and many others across several states.

So far, there have been four families from Mono County and one family from Inyo County that are known to have been exposed to the product, but there have been no outbreaks of the illness in the Eastern Sierra, according to local health officials.

SCE to use helicopters to repair tram near Rush Creek

June 10, 2013

As many as 48 helicopter flights a day near the Rush Creek trailhead in June Lake will be needed to repair an Southern California Edison tram that is currently used by SCE employees to get to hydroelectric projects in the mountains of the Rush Creek drainage.

According to the Inyo National Forest, the bulk of the flights will occur between July 10 and Sept. 9.

The project is expected to be completed by October. The average number of flights per day during this time will be about 25, according to the forest service.

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