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San Onofre: Panel backs nuclear fuel storage for defunct plant

The commission on Tuesday granted a 20-year permit for Southern California Edison to shift spent fuel into steel canisters sheathed in concrete.

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Gov. Brown signs ban of paparazzi using drones over private property

A recreational drone is flown above Old Bethpage, N.Y., in August. SkyPan uses drones for aerial photography.

AB856 changes the definition of a physical invasion of privacy to include the airspace above someone's land in order to capture pictures or recordings.

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LA considering a plan to cut taxes for small businesses

Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Blumenfield

If approved, 70,000 LA businesses would get a tax cut by the year 2020. But the city would receive $50 million less in revenue. Council members want more time to think about it.

Arts & Entertainment More

3 questions with the guy who hates Renoir

A small group of people rallied outside the Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Monday to protest that paintings by famous French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir are featured in the museum.

Max Geller led a small crowd in protest of the fact that paintings by renowned French Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir hang in Boston's Museum of Fine Arts.

Education More

Organizations want committee to help select new LAUSD superintendent

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy in a photo taken last year. Deasy stepped down as head of the district on Thursday after a controversial tenure.

Community organizations are calling for a committee of community leaders to interview top candidates and to make recommendations to the Board before a new superintendent is hired.

Environment & Science More

No fracking bonanza for California's Monterey Shale, USGS finds

Pump jacks are seen in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation near Lost Hills, Calif. Much of the U.S. oil industry wants to lift an export ban that followed the 1970s energy crisis.

Federal energy experts in 2011 estimated the Monterey Shale formation overall to hold a staggering 14 billion barrels of recoverable oil, but a new study is the latest to deflate those expectations.