Giant landfill mountain to become a park

It turns out the largest garbage pile in the nation, looming large just east of L.A., offers a great view. So the county wants to make it a park.

Human Voter Guide: Help with voter registration

Monday, Oct. 24, is the deadline to register to vote in California. This week's Human Voter Guide segment reviews tips on troubleshooting registration problems.

Proposition 61 gives California mandate to lower drug prices, not tools


Supporters of Proposition 61 call it an opportunity to fight back against skyrocketing drug prices. But outside experts are skeptical it would work as promised.

County Public Health crews test soil for Exide contamination

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Exide, state fight over lead contamination data

Exide wants more data about lead contamination in Vernon. The state says releasing this data would threaten the privacy rights of lead-poisoned children.

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Longtime progressive activist Tom Hayden dies at 76

Tom Hayden Portrait Session And Book Signing At Book Souo

Hayden was a radical activist in the '60s, and was famously prosecuted in the Chicago Seven conspiracy trial. Later in life he became a politician and always remained an advocate for liberal causes.

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With all those big-box stores, are military commissaries still needed?

Inside the Ord Community Commissary in California's Monterey Bay area. The commissary sets prices at just over cost, so that commissaries around the world maintain consistent pricing no matter where troops are stationed.

The U.S. military spent $1.4 billion to run stores that provide discount groceries to troops. But the Department of Defense wants to cut $200 million from the subsidy.