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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest on a natural gas leak in a Los Angeles neighborhood (all times local):

1:35 p.m.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing fumes into a Los Angeles neighborhood for months.

Brown said Wednesday that he acted based on the requests of local residents in the community of Porter Ranch and the "prolonged and continuing" nature of the gas blowout at the underground storage facility.

The leak is gushing huge amounts of methane daily, leading thousands of families to request relocation and two nearby schools to send away their students.

A well at the Aliso Canyon gas field owned by Southern California Gas Co. blew out in October.

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