Environment & Science

Fireworks cause bad air in LA, but amateur athletes aren't phased

Raymond Pecson takes a shot at a park in East Pasadena, where the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Raymond Pecson takes a shot at a park in East Pasadena, where the air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
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Fourth of July celebrations brought lots of smoke to L.A County. Add the heat wave trapping that smoke, and L.A. on Thursday saw some of its worst air of 2018. But these local amateur basketball players said the thick air wouldn't drive them indoors.