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Residents eagerly apply for rebates to replace lawns

LOS ANGELES — In drought-punished Southern California, with the unceremonious push of a steely sodbuster, another lawn bites the dust. That’s one down, and a sprawl to go. Here in the land of perpetual sunshine, up to 5,000 residential lawns now vanish each month, converted into drought-resistant gardens and yards in under cash incentives, says Read More…

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Vaccines linked to autism in black boys

LOS ANGELES — Two prominent figures in the controversy over vaccines and their possible link to autism now say they have scientific evidence that some vaccines can harm African-American children. Attorney and environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, spoke at an emergency town hall meeting at the Read More…

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L.A. approves new rules on homeless encampments

LOS ANGELES — A set of rules allowing the city to more quickly dismantle homeless encampments won final approval June 23 from the Los Angeles City Council over the objections of a vocal group of protesters. About a dozen protesters disrupted the council meeting, calling the rules “criminal” and jangling keys as they shouted “House Read More…