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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.
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NEWS
February 20, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
Readers, what great eyes you have. When we inaugurated our new series, Southern California Close-ups , last month with a story on downtown Los Angeles , we asked readers to upload their favorite photos. Nearly 100 pictures now populate the photo  treasury  they helped create. It contains some great work and unusual perspectives. I'm especially taken with photo shown, whose photographer's name shows up as "nxtstep. " I didn't know traffic actually moved fast enough at that juncture to create that taillight blur.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2011
EVENTS Gem Faire At this gathering of jewelry designers, importers and manufacturers, shoppers can peruse gems, beads, crystals and minerals or learn to make their own charms at the DIY jewelry classes and demonstrations. OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 12-6 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $7 for a weekend pass. (503) 252-8300. gemfaire.com Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Hundreds of new bikes from leading manufacturers including Aprilia, Beta, BMW, Brammo, BRP, Darwin, Ducati and more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
More than five months after a man fatally overdosed at a San Bernardino County rave, the sponsor of that event, Los Angeles-based rave company Insomniac Inc., said this week it will not hold its annual March rave at the county-owned San Manuel Amphitheater. Instead, the Beyond Wonderland rave will be expanding to Las Vegas. Nocturnal Wonderland, which has been held in San Bernardino County every year in September, will be headed to Nevada too. Insomniac says it still plans to hold Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland, and its Halloween-themed Escape from Wonderland rave somewhere in Southern California and is pursuing new venues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2012 | By Deirdre Edgar
Southern California includes San Diego. Reader Wayne Jacobs wanted to make that point to The Times, which he feels uses the term to refer only to the Los Angeles area. “You regularly refer to the five counties of Southern California (Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino),” wrote Jacobs, who called himself a loyal subscriber from San Diego. “Where do you think San Diego and Imperial counties are? “Southern California is a geographic term. The northern boundary of it is a matter of judgment.
HEALTH
December 21, 2009
In Southern California -- where the posting of wait times has yet to be adopted -- wait times are even longer than they are nationally. An unpublished survey of Los Angeles County hospitals by the Hospital Assn. of Southern California found that wait times for non-emergency patients averages seven hours. At county facilities, the wait time is 12 hours, said association spokesman Jim Lott, noting that those statistics aren't exactly something most hospitals want to brag about. One area hospital, San Gabriel Valley Medical Center, launched a billboard campaign last year promising no more than 30-minute waits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 | By A Times Staff Writer
Broiling conditions continued Thursday across Southern California, with triple-digit temperatures forecast from the San Fernando Valley to Orange County and the Inland Empire. The National Weather Service said muggy, hot conditions about 10 degrees above normal. Officials warned overnight temperatures could stay above 80 degrees. Los Angeles County public health officials issued a heat alert for Thursday and Friday as the region braces for another day of temperatures that in some places could hit 20 degrees above normal.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A wind-whipped Monday is expected in Southern California as a cold front blasts a stream of cool air through the coast and into the valleys, the National Weather Service said. A high-wind advisory is in effect across Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley, where gusts could peak at 45 mph, said weather service meteorologist Andrew Rorke. Gusts could climb to 60 mph in the San Fernando Valley foothills and in the Santa Clarita and the Antelope valleys. Open ridgetops could experience 80 mph to 90 mph winds, Rorke said.
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