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Wednesday, Apr 24 2013 07:33 AM

'First Look': First News for April 24

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    By Tim Sheehan / Special to the Californian

    NASA P-3B pilot Mike Singer glances out his side window at a blanket of pollution over the southern San Joaquin Valley from an altitude of about 1,600 feet on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Take a Look at your First News for Wednesday, April 24.

American Lung Association executives delivered perennial bad news but with a dose of encouragement: Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley still have some of the nation's worst air quality, but there are points of improvement. Bakersfield-Delano ranked first in the nation for short-term and annual particle pollution, and third in ozone pollution in the Lung Association's "State of the Air 2013" report.

A Xerox Corp. affiliate recently notified state officials that it plans to lay off 150 of its Bakersfield employees this summer. Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services Inc., acquired in 2010 by Norwalk, Conn.-based Xerox, plans to lay off the employees July 19.

All this and more. Watch this morning's news on "First Look with Scott Cox."

 

 

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