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May 23, 2010 | Michael Hiltzik
As talk heats up again ( again?) about bringing a National Football League team back to Southern California after a 15-year halftime break, I propose that the following slogan be tattooed on the forehead of any civic booster associated with such a proposal: "Remember Irwindale!" Irwindale, for those of you who don't remember, is the San Gabriel Valley community that got scammed into giving Raiders owner Al Davis a $10-million, nonrefundable down payment to bring his team over from the L.A. Coliseum.
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February 10, 2012 | John Corrigan
On Wall Street, it's 2008 again. But what year is it on your street? Even with Friday's sell-off, major stock market indexes are up from 5% to 11% this year, lifting the Dow Jones industrial average back to where it was in the spring of 2008. If only we could say the same for the housing market. In 2008, the median home price in Southern California was $340,000. Home prices are still nowhere close to that level and, in fact, continue to fall. The median annual price in 2011 was $280,000.
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May 5, 2013 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
After days of heat and Santa Ana winds, Southern California's weather will take a dramatic turn Sunday with lower temperatures and a chance of rain. "An area of low pressure will approach Southwest California from the north today and bring a period of much cooler, unsettled weather to the area today through Tuesday," the National Weather Service said in a statement. There is a 20% chance of rain Sunday. The weather service said showers "are likely" Monday but should diminish Tuesday.
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July 1, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Triple-digit heat scorched parts of Southern California on Monday, and the National Weather Service said above-normal temperatures would continue in inland areas for the rest of the week. In Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, the temperature topped out at 107 degrees Monday, according to the weather service. In Los Angeles County, Palmdale recorded a high of 104 and Burbank reported 100 degrees.  [Updated, 6:48 p.m July 1: The 107 degrees reported in Paso Robles tied a record for the day set in 1950, the Weather Service said.
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October 4, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Wind gust topping 50 mph were reported in some parts of Southern California on Friday as Santa Ana winds battered the region. The strong winds and dry conditions have officials worried about wildfires this weekend. Red flag warnings are in affect this weekend. And the National Weather Service issued wind warnings through Saturday evening. Just .09 inches of rain has fallen in the last three months, said JPL climatologist Bill Patzert. "I can't exaggerate how crispy it is out there," he said.
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July 2, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Excessive heat warnings have been issued for mountain areas across Southern California through Thursday night, the National Weather Service said. The weather will remain hot and humid in elevations below 4,000 feet from Santa Barbara County to the Mexican Border in San Diego County, the agency said Tuesday. The excessive heat index in some areas will be between 100 and 105 degrees. The index is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature, according to the Weather Service.
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March 11, 2013 | By Anthony York
With the field in the Los Angeles mayor's race now whittled down to two, more state legislators from Southern California are taking sides. Councilman Eric Garcetti announced a trio of endorsements Monday from state Sens. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) as well as former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. “These three legislative leaders will be powerful voices in this election and will help me build support in neighborhoods throughout our city," Garcetti said in a statement.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2012 | By Alejandro Lazo
A record number of investors and second-home buyers flooded the Southern California real estate market in December, though not enough to give sales in the region a bump over the same month a year earlier. With the investor dominance, low-cost homes reigned. That helped push the region's median home price back down to its lowest level in 12 months, according to San Diego real estate firm DataQuick. Sales fell 1.4% from the same month a year earlier, with a total of 19,247 homes bought throughout the six-county region.
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March 31, 2013 | By Rosanna Xia
Southern California was marking a cloudy Easter Sunday with a variety of events. The National Weather Service predicted a cloudy Easter in Los Angeles with a 20% chance of scattered showers in some areas. Highs will be in the high 50s to low 60s. There will be fog in some coastal areas. Easter at the Hollywood Bowl is free to the public and will feature an address by Francis Chan, author of "Crazy Love. " “Whether you are simply curious about faith or a longtime follower of Jesus, Easter at the Bowl will leave you filled with life and an unshakeable hope!
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August 16, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Warmer temperatures are headed for Southern California this weekend, especially in the valleys, with some areas expected to top 100 degrees, the National Weather Service said. Highs in inland valleys will range from about 92 to 103 degrees Friday and Saturday as a high-pressure system from Arizona expands westward into California, said David Sweet, a weather service meteorologist. Some valley areas, such as in Burbank, could experience temperatures about 10 degrees above normal, Sweet said, before cooling begins Sunday.
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