CALIFORNIA: Only a Question of Time?

It was the most persistent smog in Los Angeles history; the yellow-grey pall had hung over the city for more than two weeks, shutting off the sunshine, befouling the famed Southern California air and stinging the eyes of outraged thousands. Angelenos were not only appalled but furious. Pasadena property owners howled for the heads of the county board of supervisors, demanded that smog-producing industries be shut down.

None of this prevented Los Angeles' hundreds of publicity-minded folk from gleefully using the smog for their own purposes. Singer Jo Stafford arrived in town...

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