| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
FRESNO — On bad-air days here in the Central Valley, school officials hoist red flags to warn parents and pupils that being outside is officially deemed “unhealthful for all groups.”
This winter, though, the most polluted on record,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Air pollution in California has dropped significantly over the last decade, yet about one-third of the population lives in communities where the air does not meet federal health standards, state officials reported Thursday.
The evaluation of smog and...
| Jan 21, 2014
The cornerstone of criminal justice reform is the belief that offenders leaving prison could be prevented from committing new crimes and getting locked up all over again, if only government could find the right social service organization to provide the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:12 PM
California's exceptionally dry winter is having a visible consequence: bad air.
A high-pressure zone off the West Coast that has been warding off rain for months has worsened air pollution across California and the Southwest. The stagnant conditions...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Residents living in the Mountain Cove community, who were forced to evacuate because of the Colby fire, will be allowed to return to their homes Saturday.
A mandatory evacuation will be lifted at 6 p.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:39 AM
The Colby fire burning near Glendora and Azusa has grown to more than 1,800 acres but firefighters were hopeful that winds would remain calm Saturday as humidity levels rise, slowing the fire and allowing some evacuated residents to return home.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Los Angeles County public health officials on Friday issued an air-quality alert as crews continued to fight the Colby fire, which has displaced roughly 2,000 people in Azusa affected by mandatory evacuation orders.
The fire, which started early...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:15 PM
A fast-moving wildfire in the hills above Glendora burned at least 1,700 acres of withered brush and five homes Thursday, and sent a smoky pall over much of the Los Angeles Basin — the likely harbinger of a rare winter fire season sparked by the...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Maria de la Cruz is doing something these days she says she hasn't done in years. She lets her grandchildren play in the living room — and even opens the windows to let air circulate.
Ever since Allenco Energy Inc. shut down its oil field across...
| Jan 10, 2014
The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...