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SoCal Gas asks court to block Porter Ranch cleaning order

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| SoCal Gas is challenging L.A. County's directive that the company clean any home around Porter Ranch at its own expense if the residents want a cleaning.

Vote on LA County drug take-back proposal delayed again

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Supervisor Antonovich will ask for another delay, this time to June 14. He also will call for the development of an interim take-back program.

BPA warning signs go up in stores. How dangerous is it?

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The chemical is in the linings of cans and bottles. The state says it can harm the female reproductive system. The FDA says it's safe.

DWP to investigate murky tap water in Watts

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Some people in and around Watts say for the past few months brown water has intermittently run out of their taps. The DWP says a broken fire hydrant may be to blame.

How Kaiser, Blue Shield will seek to limit opioid overdoses

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The HMO and the health insurer are working to get doctors to reduce the prescribed daily dosage to below the level at which the overdose risk skyrockets.

Fremont High Sex Squad scores with teens

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Remixing pop songs and performing skits about about HIV transmission, safe sex and consent, these teens deliver comprehensive sexual education to their peers.

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Exide communities want more lead testing, state says no

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The first community meeting since the governor approved $177 million for the Exide cleanup highlighted tensions over the pace and scope of the plan.

Thousands of LA’s uninsured, underinsured line up for free care

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Thousands show up for the start of a three-day clinic at the L.A. Convention Center. There are also mental health screenings and dental care.

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