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LA takes first step to cleaner Compton and Willowbrook water

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| LA County planning commission voted unanimously to dissolve Sativa water district after months of brown tap water in Compton and Willowbrook.

For some LA-area clergy, immigration is a remote issue

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A workshop run by an interfaith group seeks to teach faith leaders how they can make immigration less remote for their congregations and help communities in need.

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Judge gives more time for government to reunite some migrant families

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But other children under five who were separated from their parents at the border could be reunited with them by Tuesday, the deadline set by a federal court.

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Carwash workers endure record-breaking heatwave

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Experts say the best way to survive the heat is to stay indoors. It was 112 in Pasadena, but workers at a local carwash beat the heat by staying in the sun.

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For all of us, please don't crank up the AC during a heat wave

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This week's hot weather can really stress the local power grid.

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New Figueroa bike lane full of taxis, cars for sale

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Los Angeles officials are educating the public and cracking down on cars in the brand new bike lane in front of Staples Center and the L.A. convention center.

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Advocates use parade to bring attention to fatal accidents on Foothill Boulevard

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About 30 safety advocates took advantage of Sunland-Tujunga's Fourth of July parade to raise awareness about a string of 14 fatal accidents on Foothill Boulevard since 2016.

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How to keep your pets safe this Fourth of July

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Today’s Fourth of July holiday – and the days after –  are busy ones for local animal shelters and care centers. That's because this time of year can be difficult for pets and their owners.

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It takes more than firefighters to reduce fire danger

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Fire departments around the L.A. area can increase staffing and reposition fire engines when it's a high alert day, but other tactics also help reduce the risk of fire. Like road closures and utilities being ready to cut off power to endangered areas where downed power lines could spark a fire.

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