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LA County seeks 'several more weeks' for Porter Ranch displaced

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| L.A. will ask a judge Friday to order SoCal Gas to keep paying for temporary housing. The county wants more time to study why some still report health problems.

LA County to seek extra time for Porter Ranch displaced to go home

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The County will ask SoCal Gas to keep paying for temporary housing for those displaced by the natural gas leak beyond Friday's deadline.

Does raising the smoking age to 21 work?

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The strongest evidence suggesting this approach can succeed comes from the Institute of Medicine. It predicts a 12 percent drop among teens.

Kaiser's new medical school will be in Pasadena

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Kaiser will tear down one of its office buildings to make way for the school. The company chose Pasadena because it's a culturally diverse, "livable city."

Ventura County adopts 'Laura's Law' program

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The law will help ensure those with severe mental illness get treatment. Ventura County becomes the 13th in California to fully adopt the program

Malibu's toxic test case heads to court

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The discovery of high levels of toxic PCBs at Malibu schools has touched off political and legal fights over how the school district should handle the problem.

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Exide: LA County begins testing soil for lead in Commerce

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Crews will test soil of 500 homes as part of an effort to speed up the state's cleanup of toxic contamination from the former Exide battery recycling plant.

Porter Ranch displaced residents get 3 more weeks to move home (updated)

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A Superior Court judge agreed Thursday to force SoCal Gas to subsidize temporary housing for displaced Porter Ranch residents until March 18.