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A jury awarded the tiny town of Clovis $22 million over the cleanup of a toxic chemical found in the city’s drinking water wells. The case is one of a few dozen that have been filed against Shell and Dow Chemical in California since 2000.
Andrea Castillo, Fresno Bee Reporter
New research finds that some men who consider themselves straight are having regular sex with other men. This is in conservative suburban neighborhoods, biker gangs and rural America.
Our film critics review “Passengers,” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt; “Fences,” adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning play by August Wilson; “Ordinary Women,” an indie set in 1970s Santa Barbara; and more.
A Santa Clarita woman became obsessed with the McRib. She lobbied to have it reinstated at her local Mcdonald’s.
Peter Gilstrap, Writer and radio producer
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