Early morning hikers walk along a path at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles on Aug. 12. Southern California is having its smoggiest summer in nearly a decade and hospitals report an increase of people with breathing problems.
Early morning hikers walk along a path at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles on Aug. 12. Southern California is having its smoggiest summer in nearly a decade and hospitals report an increase of people with breathing problems. Richard Vogel The Associated Press
Early morning hikers walk along a path at the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area in Los Angeles on Aug. 12. Southern California is having its smoggiest summer in nearly a decade and hospitals report an increase of people with breathing problems. Richard Vogel The Associated Press
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August 18, 2016 5:29 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee