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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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