Beleaguered Best Buy will close three stores in Southern California as part of a previously announced plan to shut 50 locations by the end of the year.
The three stores are at 10861 Weyburn Ave. in Westwood; 4120 E. 4th St. in Ontario; and 2857 Park Ave. in Tustin.
Eight of the 50 stores already had been tapped for closure. Of the 42 locations announced Saturday, Best Buy said most would be shut by May 12; three additional locations will close by late summer.
"This was not an easy decision to make," the company said in a statement. "We chose these stores carefully, and are working to ensure the impact to our employees will be as minimal as possible, while serving all customers in a convenient and satisfying way."