Fresno ranks No. 1 on California pollution list

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New Cal/EPA maps show that Fresno contains eight of the 10 areas most heavily burdened by pollution. But the data tell just part of the story.

Ferry sinking haunts South Korea school as classes resume

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Officials may also create a 1,600-bed women's jail at the now-vacant Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster, to replace the Lynwood site.

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