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The L.A. Zoo Reopens After a Second Pandemic Break

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L.A. County Temporarily Lifts Limit on Cremations Because So Many People Are Dying

As COVID-19 causes the county's death rate to double, the body that oversees the region's air quality had to make concessions for crematoriums
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These Four Factors Help Explain L.A.’s COVID Surge

False positive tests, delayed vaccine, and extra-contagious strains matter, but they don't fully explain how we got here
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When It Comes to Natural Disasters, FEMA Says L.A. County Is the Riskiest Place in the U.S.

The federal agency's National Risk Index ranks more than 3,000 counties—and L.A. is on top

The Pandemic Is Making L.A.’s Recycling Problem Much, Much Worse

COVID-related home deliveries are adding mountains of waste to L.A.’s already-stressed recycling infrastructure
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General Motors Yanks Support of Trump Efforts to Roll Back California Pollution Rules

GM is pulling out of a lawsuit in which it sided with the administration–and execs are said to be encouraging other automakers to do the same
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Stores Across L.A. Boarded Up Their Windows. A Local Group Has a Plan for All That Plywood

The California Wildlife Center is helping businesses turn a symbol of anxiety into something positive
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Southern California Edison Equipment May Have Sparked O.C. Blaze

The utility reports that a lashing wire may have malfunctioned
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The Trump Administration Reverses Course and Approves Wildfire Relief for California

The president is refusing to issue emergency aid for an estimated $229 million in damage during the worst fire season in state history