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November 27, 2006 | J.A. Adande
We're at the point where any San Diego Chargers victory can be summarized in two words. This goes back to Nov. 19, when between updates I saw a 24-7 San Diego deficit against Denver turn into a 35-27 Chargers victory and I text-messaged a friend to ask what happened. My buddy's reply: "LT happened." Flash-forward to Sunday, when the Chargers had to deal with a strong Oakland Raiders defensive effort, a shaky performance by quarterback Philip Rivers and a 14-7 Raiders lead in the fourth quarter.
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April 26, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SAN JOSE - At 21, Matt Nieto still looks very much like a college student talking about coming home for Christmas or spring break. But while Nieto happens to be employed by a successful hockey team, he still opts for comfort when he comes home to Long Beach. Where does he go first? "In-N-Out," Nieto said, smiling, answering without hesitation. "Every time I go home, the first place I go is In-N-Out. " You can take the kid out of Southern California, but you can't quite take all of Southern California out of the kid. Never mind that they have plenty of those burger spots in Northern California and San Jose.
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NEWS
August 25, 2005 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
SOMEWHERE between a dorm-room poster of Monet's waterlilies and the Robert Rauschenberg painting owned by Eli Broad is another level -- the beginnings of an art collection that can be built by anyone with a few grand to spend.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
  Quarterback Tyler Hilinski of Upland has committed to Washington State. He becomes the latest of the Southern California's outstanding quarterback class to make a college commitement. He passed 3,053 yards and 34 touchdowns last season as a junior after transferring from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, where his older brother, Kelly, was the quarterback and ended up attending Columbia. Hilinksi is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1991 | JAN HERMAN
You'd have thought she would have an agent by now. She's blond and beautiful and can play everything from Shakespeare to the piccolo. She's starring as Alice in "You Can't Take It With You" at South Coast Repertory. Her name is Robin Goodrin Nordli, and her notices for the pivotal role in SCR's revival of the classic 1936 Hart-Kaufman comedy are no less glowing than the radiant smile she offered the camera one evening last week, during a pre-show interview.
SCIENCE
July 2, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Science Now blog
As far as anyone knows for certain, brown widow spiders have only resided in Southern California for a decade or so -- the first in the region was spotted in Torrance in 2003. But a new survey conducted by California entomologists shows that the spider is now making itself quite comfortable in our neck of the woods.  In some Southern California habitats, including the outdoor areas around suburban houses, the brown widow far outnumbers its cousin the black widow - a California native long feared for its venomous bite.
TRAVEL
May 15, 2011
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; (714) 781-4565, http://www.disneyland.com . Tickets $68 for ages 3-9, $76 for ages 10 and older Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; (661) 255-4100, http://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain. Tickets $60, $35 for children shorter than 48 inches Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; (714) 220-5200, http://www.knotts.com . Tickets $47 for ages 12-61, $25 for ages 3-11, 62 and older Legoland California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; (760)
BUSINESS
July 25, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri
Want to pay Midwest prices for a West Coast home? Despite skyrocketing home prices in Southern California, some communities still offer bargain-basement homes  - even by national standards.  The 10 most affordable ZIP codes all rest in the Inland Empire, where the median home price in some communities remains below $100,000, among them Barstow and Twentynine Palms. But those homes are becoming harder and harder to find, as investors have scooped up many of the houses to either flip or rent out. In June, the number of Southland homes that sold below $200,000 fell 43.2% from a year earlier, while the number of homes priced under $300,000 dropped 35%, according to research firm DataQuick.
OPINION
July 23, 2013
Re "Petersen taking its own road in selling holdings," July 20 As a scholar and teacher of Southern California's history, and one with a penchant for what we in the trade call "material culture," I have been dismayed about the news of the Petersen Automotive Museum's shift away from the car culture of the region to a broader perspective on automotive design and technology. The institution's emphasis on Southern California has made it a great place for students to experience the unique ways the region's distinctive culture has been expressed over time.
NEWS
November 9, 2011 | By Matt Stevens, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Two days of warmer temperatures in Southern California will give way to a storm late Friday, the National Weather Service says. Showers should hit the Los Angeles area sometime Friday night and continue into Saturday, said weather specialist Bonnie Bartling. The coast and valleys could see 1 to 2 inches of rain, and the mountains are expected to get even more. "If anybody is going up to the resorts, they want to think about the driving conditions in the mountains," Bartling said.
BUSINESS
April 25, 2014 | By Tim Logan
Fewer home sales and rising interest rates have led to the nation's lowest level of mortgage lending in 14 years. Just $235 billion in home loans were started in the first three months of the year, the lowest figure recorded in a quarter since 2000, according to data from trade publication Inside Mortgage Finance. That's down nearly a quarter from the end of 2013 and more than half from the same period last year, when the housing market was heating up, especially in Southern California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
A rainstorm moved into Southern California Friday night, bringing with it cool temperatures and strong winds. The National Weather Service said the storm, which should pass through by Saturday morning, could drop up to a half-inch of rain. Gusty winds accompanied the rain. The NWS said gusts could top 40 mph. A 49 mph wind gust was clocked this evening at Lake Palmdale. The snow level is expected to drop to 4,000 feet. ALSO: Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years Sword-swinging man shot by officers in South L.A., police say School bus driver may not have hit brakes before crash, CHP says
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon 24 miles from Twentynine Palms, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 12:26 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 1.9 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 35 miles from Coachella, Calif., 36 miles from Indio, Calif., and 42 miles from La Quinta, Calif. In the past 10 days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Tim Logan
In another sign that the hot Southland housing market is throttling down, homes here are staying on the market longer lately. The share of houses that have been listed for sale for at least two months climbed in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and Ventura regions of Southern California compared with a year ago, according to an analysis by real estate website Trulia . Thanks to perennially tight supply, Southern California housing...
NEWS
April 23, 2014 | By Armand Emamdjomeh
Jason Moskowitz captures skateboarders and their shadows Saturday morning at the Venice Skate Park. Follow Armand Emamdjomeh on Twitter or Google + . Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
Banc of California in Irvine is acquiring Popular Community Bank's 20 Southern California offices, part of a deal in which Popular Inc., Puerto Rico's largest bank, is shedding 41 mainland U.S. branches. The companies said Wednesday that Banc of California would pay $5.4 million for the local franchise, more than doubling its current network of 18 branches. The deal includes $1.1 billion in deposits and $1.1 billion in loans from eastern and southern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Shelby Grad
The U.S. Geological Survey this week released a report assessing the tsunami risk in California. The research simulated a 9.1 quake off the Alaska coast that would send damaging waves to California. Here are some highlights. 1) What are the parts of Southern California most vulnerable to tsunami flooding? The USGS study listed several areas, including Marina del Rey and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as the low-lying coastal areas extending from the ports to Newport Beach.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
Banc of California, a growing community bank in Irvine, is doubling its footprint in Southern California as it joins a new wave of smaller California banks pushing to expand into regional players in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. Banc of California said Wednesday that it agreed to buy 20 Popular Community Bank branches from struggling Popular Inc. in Puerto Rico, adding them to its 18 branches from Los Angeles to San Diego. The new branches would be in lightly banked Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
After spending 2013 ensconced in Brooklyn, the MTV Video Music Awards return to Southern California this year, landing Aug. 24 at the Forum in Inglewood. It will mark the first awards show at the arena since it reopened earlier this year after a $100-million makeover by Madison Square Garden Co. "Every year we ask the question, 'How do we do it differently?'" MTV President Stephen Friedman told The Times. "We had never done it at the Forum. When we heard it was being overhauled and really elevated in terms of quality and sound and look, this year we felt like the Forum would be a perfect place to do it. " The VMA ceremony has been held in a variety of locations over the years, last year at the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn, and previously at Staples Center and the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, and Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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