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February 8, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline hit $3.648 over the last week in Los Angeles and Long Beach, up 3.6 cents from a week earlier. In Orange County, the average had climbed the same amount, to $3.642 a gallon. But experts say it could be a lot worse. Recent increases are driven in part by annual refinery maintenance and California's early switch to a more expensive summer blend of gasoline. PHOTOS: The 10 cars with lowest sticker price per mpg That's part of the reason gas prices have jumped, sometimes sharply, each spring for more than a decade, said Jeff Spring, a spokesman for the Automobile Club of Southern California.
July 22, 2011
Borders liquidation sales begin Friday at 18 locations in Southern California. Arcadia: 400 S. Baldwin Ave. Brea: 429 S. Associated Road Canoga Park: 6510 Canoga Ave. Costa Mesa: South Coast Plaza Downey: Stonewood Mall El Segundo: 710 S. Sepulveda Lakewood: Lakewood Center Mall Mission Viejo: 25222 El PaseoThe Shops at Mission Viejo National City: 3030 Plaza Bonita Road Northridge: 9301 Tampa...
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.
May 15, 2011
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; (714) 781-4565, . Tickets $68 for ages 3-9, $76 for ages 10 and older Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; (661) 255-4100, Tickets $60, $35 for children shorter than 48 inches Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; (714) 220-5200, . Tickets $47 for ages 12-61, $25 for ages 3-11, 62 and older Legoland California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; (760)
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.
December 20, 2013 | By Shan Li
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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