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LA Times Today: L.A.'s history of smog

LA Times Today: L.A.'s history of smog

Watch L.A. Times Today at 7 p.m. on Spectrum News 1 on Channel 1 or live stream on the Spectrum News App. Palos Verdes Peninsula and Orange County viewers can watch on Cox Systems on channel 99.

From Northern California to the Southland, wildfires have taken a devastating toll across the state and blanketed the skies in an ashy haze.

But pollution has haunted California’s skies for centuries.

L.A. Times staff writer Maria L. LaGanga joined us to explain L.A.’s long and dark relationship with smog.