After 30 years of uncertainty, state officials have ordered a stop to the injection of waste from oil drilling into wells that might be used for drinking or irrigation. No contamination has been found, but there's fear in oil-rich Kern County, where drought already threatens the water supply. Environmentalists accuse the Brown Administration of favoring the oil industry.
Also, LA County cracks down on cheating and nepotism in Fire Department hiring.
Photo: Oil well at the Lost Hills Field, about a mile west of the California Aqueduct (Antandrus)