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Los Angeles members of the California Conservation Corps assisted the California Department of Food and Agriculture last Friday in Medfly eradication efforts near the L.A. Coliseum.
The area was part of an 88-square-mile quarantine area established after six Mediterranean fruit flies were found in local traps and larvae found in backyard fruit. CDFA began releasing a larger number of sterile fruit flies and coordinating the fruit removal effort, in order to get rid of any fruit that might be infested with eggs and larvae.
Corpsmembers went door to door to pick and remove fruit from about 100 backyards.
The CCC has assisted with similar Medfly eradication efforts in San Diego County in 2009, and more recently fought the Oriental fruit fly in Los Angeles County. 

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 A Los Angeles corpsmember picks fruit in a backyard near the L.A. Coliseum.  CCC crews removed fruit from 100 homes as part of a Medfly eradication effort.  Photo by Carlos Cruz.






To commemorate the 35 years, corpsmembers from throughout the state submitted more than 1,000 video clips chronicling a "Day in the Life" of corpsmembers, all shot within a two-week period in October 2011.