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June 11, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Anyone who has searched in vain for a backpack during August or agonized with college-bound freshmen over dorm-room furnishings knows that now is the best time to shop for back-to-school supplies. Parents and students charting their course to various stores and malls may want to add one more stop on their itinerary: PBteen has opened its first brick and mortar store in Southern California at the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks. The new store kicked off with the early release of the PBteen gear collection, a graphic assortment of backpacks, messenger bags and lunch totes, as well as the PBdorm collection of sheets, storage solutions and accessories.
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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.
BUSINESS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Southern California musicians will gain a new avenue for exposure with the arrival of “Studio A,” a weekly television series spotlighting bands and performers from the region that is set to premiere March 4 at 10 p.m. on independent public TV station KCET and simulcast on KCSN-FM (88.5). Chelsea Wolfe will be profiled in the premiere episode, and Best Coast, Chicano Batman, Aloe Blacc, Run River North, Noah and the Megafauna, the Internet and Deap Valley are due in coming weeks of the series, which aims to showcase the diversity of the Southern California music scene.
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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.
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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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April 7, 2013 | By Carlos Lozano
Strong winds are expected tonight through Monday across much of Southern California, picking up again through the week, according to forecasters. A low pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to move inland across Northern California and throughout the Basin on Monday, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service. A high wind warning will remain in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 9 p.m. Monday. Gusts could reach up to 70 mph. Strong offshore winds are expected to develop again late Monday night and continue through Wednesday in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, according to forecasters.
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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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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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