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Calif. gas prices rising, governor acts on supply

Early switch to winter blend apt to ease pressure

LOS ANGELES — With gasoline prices reaching record highs across California over the last week, Governor Jerry Brown moved Sunday to alleviate some of the pain.

He directed the California Air Resources Board to take emergency steps to increase the supply of fuel and allow refineries to immediately switch to a winter blend of gasoline typically not sold until November.

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