The plaintiffs want an injunction directing the companies to pay for relocation and future medical monitoring expenses as a result of the nauseating gas, as well as unspecified damages.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health also announced that it is now advising Carson and surrounding communities to avoid “prolonged outdoor activities” between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m. near the Dominguez Channel.
The project, “Together We Make Change,” led by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and the Arts Council for Long Beach, features four local artists living or working in Long Beach who are painting five boxes in the Washington neighborhood aimed to inspire local residents to engage in the community.
Leopoldo Flores Alfaro, 72, was last seen by a relative walking away from his home near the area of Hill Street and Obispo Avenue at around 3 p.m., according to Long Beach Police Department.
Officers found Cesar Hernandez, 30, lying on the ground in the courtyard of an apartment building suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body, police said.
The agencies now suspect the discharge of cardboard resulted from discharge following a large pallet fire that took place upstream two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, residents in Carson, the most affected area, rallied outside of Carson City Hall to demand swifter action on the odor.
The award-winning group Mariachi Divas, followed by an indigenous wind instrument performance by Martín Espino, a world-class performer and teacher, performed for attendees who were enjoying free desserts from Inglorious Funnels, a food truck serving funnel cakes, ice cream and churros.
The Carson City Council held a special meeting to vote on a resolution declaring the foul odor that has been plaguing residents near the Dominguez Channel a “public nuisance.”
Long Beach police said that a witness who called police saw a man with a gunshot wound being assisted by a woman. The wounded man, the woman and the suspected shooter fled before officers arrived, police said