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California's middle-class job of the future: Road worker

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| The passage of the big gas tax bill means 10 steady years of infrastructure work. For those who want to skip college, there are lots of reasons to put on a hard hat.

How many jobs would California's infrastructure plan create?

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There's no estimate on how many jobs the bill would create, but a 2011 White House study found every $1 billion in infrastructure spending generates 13,000 jobs.

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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.

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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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