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November 4, 2001 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
When it comes to smog, California is increasingly displaying a split personality. Though air pollution has been in steady retreat in the state's coastal urban areas, it remains a stubborn menace in fast-growing and more conservative inland regions. The reasons are varied. Building booms in the desert kick up a lot of dust. The boosterish politics of growing communities are often hostile to stringent regulations.
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November 4, 2001 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
When it comes to smog, California is increasingly displaying a split personality. Though air pollution has been in steady retreat in the state's coastal urban areas, it remains a stubborn menace in fast-growing and more conservative inland regions. The reasons are varied. Building booms in the desert kick up a lot of dust. The boosterish politics of growing communities are often hostile to stringent regulations.
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March 9, 2003 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
What pop star is heading to Europe and the Middle East with a peace message, will be collecting shoes from fans to give to needy Third World children and has been hanging out with a Nobel Prize-winning novelist? Nope, it's not Bono. This is Shakira. The singer, who has featured an antiwar video segment in her shows since November, is disturbed that so few of her young pop peers are speaking their minds about current events, whatever their positions may be.
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