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We know L.A.'s new recycling program is a fiasco, but how'd it get so screwed up?

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Wed, 01/10/2018 (All day)

When it comes to bureaucratic bungling by school districts, utility companies and City Hall, Los Angeles has always been an Olympic contender.

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As bitter cold racks Northeast, California enjoys nation's warmest weather

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Thu, 12/28/2017 (All day)

Southern California reported the warmest temperatures in the nation on Wednesday and would probably do the same on Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

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L.A. and its trash haulers are quarreling over customer bills in the city's new recycling program

Published: 
Tue, 12/26/2017 (All day)

The honeymoon could soon be over between Los Angeles and the trash companies picked to carry out the city’s huge new recycling program.

Over the last three months, the city’s Bureau of Sanitation and the refuse haulers have been at odds over the hefty new fees showing up on customers’ bills — including one being charged when trash truck drivers use a remote control to open a gate.

The haulers have accused city officials of disregarding the terms of contracts approved more than a year ago for trash service. Sanitation officials, in turn, say they recently identified more than 300 bills with incorrect fees, roughly 1 out of every 5 surveyed.

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Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights — and that's not a good thing

Published: 
Wed, 11/22/2017 (All day)

Earth is losing its darkness. A new study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading and growing brighter, producing more light pollution at night.

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Elon Musk's tunneling company wants to dig through L.A.

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Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has famously complained about the traffic he faces on his commute from his Bel-Air home to his office in Hawthorne, near Los Angeles International Airport.