Southern California

The Haze Over Trade

An increase in trade from Asia has caused an increase in air pollution in California. Some Southern Californians are calling for stricter controls but not everyone believes the restrictions are necessary.

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California's gardens tell an immigrant story

Well-tended lawns and the sound of leaf blowers have a lot to do with California's immigrant roots, and not just ones that stretch south into Latin America. The history of garden work in California stretches further back to the state's striving Japanese immigrant community.