East L.A. Party with Monsignor John

At the great party thrown for the Federal Investigation Team that shut down the Exide Technologies Battery recycling plant in Vernon.  I attended with my wife, Annette, who's tireless and tenacious investigation of Exide's 30+ years of criminal activity brought down the battery giant's Vernon plant.


Scientist/Investigators Rick Jones and Paul Baranich of DTSC also attended as well as Joe Johns of the U.S. Attorney's office who negotiated the closure with Exide.  The party featured a great Mariachi Band, abundant deserts (the "Just Deserts" as I call them), a good Italian (Italian!?) dinner, and wonderful people to celebrate the victory with.


Thanks to Monsignor John who threw the party for Annette and the church community who worked for years to bring the communities' plight to the attention of the press and public!


- Craig O'Donnelly

The Exide Vernon Plant Closure Team at the East L.A. Party.

(left to right) Joe Johns - Asst. U.S. Atty., Unnamed Church Activist, William Carter, Unnamed Church Activist, Rick Jones - DTSC Scientist/Investigator, Annette O'Donnelly - Lead Investigator EPA CID, Paul Baranich - DTSC Scientist/Investigator, Monsignor John - Church Activist, Unnamed Church Activist.

The Just Deserts... and Jesus.

Olivia & Annette being weird.

Church Activist Protest Poster

Church Activist Protest Poster

Posted on March 15, 2015 and filed under Exide Vernon Plant.