California saw record number of severe West Nile cases in 2014

Less than one percent of people infected with West Nile develop a neurologic illness. In 2014, California reported 561 cases of neuroinvasive disease, the CDC says.

Air quality officials tighten regulations on oil fields near SoCal homes

The new regulations come in response to growing concerns about the possible health effects of noxious fumes wafting into neighborhoods from oil and gas facilities.

How foreign dollars are changing El Monte

As more Chinese investors look to build in the city, El Monte's leaders are cracking down on illegal dumping. They also fought to keep a county probation center out.

Public Transportation Gains Popularity Amid High Gas Prices

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Metro plan to bring Wi-Fi to subway could attract new riders

A new study shows more Chicagoans may be choosing to ride transit so they can use their smartphones. Could Wi-Fi on LA's subways convince more Angelenos to ride?

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Presidential candidates take sides on support for Kentucky clerk

At an event in New Hampshire Thursday, Bush said there "ought to be common ground" between Kim Davis being able to "act on her conscience" and for gay couples to be allowed to be married.
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Kim Davis is in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses after same-sex marriage became legal. Some candidates say she should uphold the law, while others are standing with her.

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Burbank offering free recycled water to residents

Residential Recycled Water Fill Stations Offer Water For Reuse On Lawns And Gardens
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Burbank is mandated by the state to conserve 24 percent more water compared to what they used in 2013, which comes out to about 1 billion gallons.