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)
December 20, 2013 |
Supermarket chain Aldi plans to open 650 new stores in the U.S. the next five years, part of an aggressive growth strategy that includes building a regional headquarters and distribution center in Moreno Valley, Calif. The expansion will be the budget grocer's first step into the Golden State. Most of its nearly 1,300 U.S. stores are on the East Coast or in the Midwest. "We are eager to bring the Aldi difference to new markets like Southern California," President Jason Hart said in a statement.
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September 12, 2013
They've thrown money out a window, spun doughnuts in the grass, and shaken off spike strips and PIT maneuvers only to be undone by wet cement. And in the end, they all ended up in the same place: jail. As they say, it's not the destination that matters so much as the journey. So whether it's with a stolen car, a white Ford Bronco or yes, even a tank, there's no more hair-raising and mind-numbingly entertaining way to watch someone end up in cuffs than a good, old-fashioned Southern California police chase.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2013 |
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.
July 25, 2013 |
Dunkin' Donuts has signed agreements to open 45 new stand-alone Dunkin' Donuts stores in Orange County and Los Angeles starting in 2015. The stores, to be launched by four franchise groups, would be the brand's only locations in Southern California not at a military base. That stop, which opened last year, is at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego. On Thursday, Dunkin' Donuts also dangled another titillating tidbit: that it may start opening several “nontraditional” branches in the area over the next few months.
November 9, 2011 |
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.
February 20, 2011 |
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.
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.
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.