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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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BUSINESS
May 22, 2013 | By Marc Lifsher
About 1 million customers of the Automobile Club of Southern California will get an average $65 reduction in their annual car insurance premiums, the company and the state insurance department announced Wednesday. The total rate cut came to $70 million, or 4.1%, for policies that start or renew after July 1. It was the fourth such reduction in the last nine years, which will have saved policyholders more than $380 million, Auto Club President Robert T. Bouttier said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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!
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
December 13, 2012 | By Brian E. Clark
Mountain High , which has been closed since Nov. 27, is hoping to reopen this weekend. "The forecast is for a cold and powerful storm to hit Southern California,” said spokeswoman Kim Herman. “With temperatures in the 20s, we should be able to make tons of snow on top of the six to 10 inches of natural snow that should be falling.” She said the Wrightwood resort, which has the closest skiing and snowboarding to Los Angeles, could reopen as early as Friday. Ben Smith, Mountain High's general manager, said the resort has been waiting for a change in the weather.
NEWS
January 25, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
The announcement for various wine events and tastings usually comes in so early, I'll stash the release away, planning to write about the event a couple of weeks before it takes place. Now I'm finding out that's all wrong, because tickets sell out fast, especially to the events that don't require mega-bucks to attend. So here it is: Tickets went on sale a couple of days ago for Family Winemakers of California 's annual Southern California tasting. This year -- the fifth -- it takes place Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10, and shines the light on 175 producers from small, family-owned wineries.
BUSINESS
February 22, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Imitation may be flattering, but not to Clay Harding, owner of a popular craft beer bar and restaurant in Alhambra called 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill. Harding recently learned that a new pub had opened in Carlsbad with the 38 Degrees name -- and he's not happy about it, reports the blog thefullpint.com . "I will be making some phone calls, and seeing what I can do to protect my property," Harding told the blog. "I have and will always support those who spread the word, educate, brew and sell real, live craft beers," Harding said.
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...
NEWS
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.
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.
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