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Southern California air quality officials will craft rules governing warehouse, rail yard pollution

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Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:29pm

Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to craft rules governing warehouses, distribution centers and rail yards in a controversial bid to combat transportation emissions in the nation's smoggiest region.

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Electronics-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers' lives

Published: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:30pm

A Southern California man who built a sizable business out of recycling electronic waste is headed to federal prison for 15 months after a federal appeals court in Miami rejected his claim that the "restore discs" he made to extend computers' lives had no financial value, instead ruling that he had infringed on Microsoft Corp. to the tune of $700,000.

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Q&A at the Santa Monica farmers market with supervisor Laura Avery

Published: 
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:50pm

Where can you find the freshest produce in Southern California? For many of us, that answer is our local farmers market. In addition to offering freshly picked fruits and vegetables and other seasonal offerings, the market offers customers the opportunity to interact directly with the farmers, asking questions and seeking out tips and recipe ideas.

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Trump administration aims to block California on fuel economy targets

Published: 
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 3:05pm

The Trump administration is speeding toward all-out war with California over fuel economy rules for cars and SUVs, proposing to revoke the state's long-standing authority to enforce its own, tough rules on tailpipe emissions.

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Metro wants to end free rides for clean-air vehicles in toll lanes

Published: 
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 2:23pm

Facing rising congestion in the 110 Freeway and 10 Freeway toll lanes, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Thursday will consider ending free rides for commuters who drive alone in zero-emission vehicles.