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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.
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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.
BUSINESS
March 27, 2014 | By Tim Logan
Population growth in Southern California continued to slow last year, another factor in soft demand for housing. The populations of the Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego metro areas were still growing in 2013, according to new figures released by the Census Bureau on  Thursday, but less quickly than they did in either of the two years prior. Of the six counties in Southern California, only two - Riverside and San Diego - grew faster than the state as a whole. Housing economists and demographics experts note that fewer people moving and fewer people forming new households have dampened demand for housing since the end of the recession.
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.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
Aerospace giant Boeing Co., which for years has been cutting its workforce in Southern California, announced that it plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions over the next two years. It is a surprising announcement from the plane maker, which has 1,800 commercial engineers in Long Beach and Seal Beach. The company said earlier in the week that it would shutter its C-17 production line three months earlier than planned in mid-2015.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 26, 2014 | By David Ng
"Big Fish," the elaborate stage musical based on the 2003 Tim Burton movie, flopped on Broadway last year, running for fewer than four months before closing at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York.  But this fish isn't dead in the water just yet. The musical -- featuring the original Broadway sets and costumes -- is coming to Southern California in a run scheduled for Oct. 31 to Nov. 16. Musical Theatre West will produce "Big Fish" at the Carpenter...
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
January 15, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
The National Weather Service on Wednesday extended wind advisories and wildfire warnings for Southern California by at least another day. A high-pressure system over the region is producing hot, dry and windy conditions, weather officials say. The combination contributes to extreme fire danger. Officials have also extended high wind advisories for the region. Northeast winds will at times gust up to 60 mph in some parts of the region. The winds will create dangerous driving conditions for some drivers.
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