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California offshore drilling could be expanded for the first time since 1984 under federal leasing proposal

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Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California.

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Born in the U.S.A. and working in the fields — what gives?

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Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

Nicholas Andrew Flores swatted at the flies orbiting his sweat-drenched face as he picked alongside a crew of immigrants through a cantaloupe field in California’s Central Valley.

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Southern California's water year has been nearly bone dry so far, making some history

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Wed, 01/03/2018 (All day)

Southern California is seeing one of its driest starts to the water year in decades, the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

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Regulators warned against housing near freeways due to health risks. Now they're warming to it

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Wed, 12/27/2017 (All day)

Twelve years ago, California air quality officials delivered a warning to cities and counties: Avoid putting new homes in high-pollution zones within 500 feet of freeways.

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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.