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California asks: Fix roads by taxing miles instead of gas?

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| A pilot program is testing the concept of raising funds for road repairs by taxing people on how far they drive, rather than on how much gas they buy.

Trump budget: Kill agency investigating Torrance refinery blast

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The Chemical Safety Board investigates accidents and issues recommendations on how they might be prevented in the future. It's been criticized for working too slowly.

Jousting for curb space in suburban Orange County

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As curb space in Orange County becomes scarcer, cities like Anaheim are facing high demand for residential permit parking that pits homeowners against renters.

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Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

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The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music scene, it could also affect Angelenos living in unpermitted housing.

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ExxonMobil CEO's legacy of SoCal environmental mishaps

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The company's operation of the Torrance Refinery drew millions of dollars in fines for excessive flaring, and an investigation into a February 2015 explosion continues.

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LA gives trash haulers exclusive turf in 7-way split

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The era when four dozen trash haulers compete for commercial clients is over. Soon just seven companies will be cutting up the L.A. garbage pie.

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Surprise sewer break accelerates other repairs in the pipeline

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The 87-year-old sewer that collapsed, sending millions of gallons of sewage into the L.A. River, failed two years before it was to be repaired.

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Help name an LA Metro station

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L.A. Metro wants your input on what to name three new stations — but don't expect a repeat of the infamous "Boaty McBoatface" incident.