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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates The law imposes new requirements...

Check in and stay a while: HBO's 'Guest Book' and TBS' 'Room 104' look at hotel life

Ever wonder who’s stayed in that hotel room before you? Me neither, but apparently there are others who have, thus two new television anthologies that explore the sometimes disturbing, sometimes humorous week-to-week life of a short-term rental. HBO’s “Room 104” by Mark and Jay Duplass (“Togetherness,”...

Reduced halftimes and limited commercials: Pac-12 experiment aims for shorter televised football games

The average length of a college football game last season was three hours and 24 minutes, or about the time it takes a commercial jet plane to fly from Los Angeles to Chicago. It was the longest average game time in college football history, and it concerned many of the sports leaders, including...

Tens of thousands object to Michael Vick's induction into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

Michael Vick is not the most popular former Hokie out there. And soon he will not be the most popular person to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame. Less than two weeks after the college announced its intention to include the recently retired NFL quarterback as one of five 2017...

Trump administration hits Venezuela with more sanctions, targeting civilian and military officials

The Trump administration hit Venezuela with a new round of economic sanctions Wednesday in a bid to discourage President Nicolas Maduro from rewriting his nation's constitution, which U.S. officials said could doom the Latin American democracy. The sanctions target 13 current and former civilian...

In a first, employees of Mexican Consulate in L.A. get sensitivity training on LGBTQ issues

When Dulce María Flores Colorado started working at the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles a decade ago, she instantly noticed the awkward little interactions that occurred between her colleagues and LGBTQ clients. Consular employees would use the wrong gender pronouns. They would not quite know...

Historic Laguna Seca track to remain under control of Sports Car Racing Assn. of Monterey Peninsula

A concerted effort by a group of deep-pocketed motoring enthusiasts to take control of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been rebuffed. For now, the historic Monterey Peninsula racetrack will remain under the stewardship of the Sports Car Racing Assn. of the Monterey Peninsula, or SCRAMP. The Monterey...

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