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March 2, 2010
'Southland' Where: TNT When: 10 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-MA-L (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 with an advisory for coarse language)
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April 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Rank, School (W-L) Comment (last week's ranking) 1. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (SS-Div. 1, 16-4-1) vs. Alemany, Tuesday (2) 2. FOUNTAIN VALLEY (SS-Div. 1, 15-6) vs. Newport Harbor, Wednesday (16) 3. LONG BEACH WILSON (SS-Div. 1, 20-4) at Lakewood (Blair Field), Monday (6) 4. JSERRA (SS-Div. 1, 15-5) at Servite, Tuesday (3) 5. HART (SS-Div. 1, 16-3-1) at West Ranch, Wednesday (5) 6. HUNTINGTON BEACH (SS-Div. 1, 15-4) at Marina, Wednesday (1) 7. GREAT OAK (SS-Div.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal, This post has been updated. See below for details.
"Southland" is turning in its badge -- TNT has decided not to move forward with the cop drama. Its demise comes just weeks after its fifth-season finale, and while that episode brought a slight uptick in viewers, "Southland" wasn't a strong performer for the network; it hovered around the 1-million mark. Concerns grew for the show, about a group of LAPD officers, when word spread that three of its lead actors -- Ben McKenzie, Regina King and Shawn Hatosy -- were in pilots for new series.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2014 | By E. Scott Reckard
Banc of California, a growing community bank in Irvine, is doubling its footprint in Southern California as it joins a new wave of smaller California banks pushing to expand into regional players in the aftermath of the financial crisis and the Great Recession. Banc of California said Wednesday that it agreed to buy 20 Popular Community Bank branches from struggling Popular Inc. in Puerto Rico, adding them to its 18 branches from Los Angeles to San Diego. The new branches would be in lightly banked Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2009
A list of shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center : Bon Jovi, March 4 (now) Gibson Amphitheatre : KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with AFI and Muse, Dec. 12-13 (Sat.) Angel Stadium: U2, June 7 (Fri.) Walt Disney Concert Hall: Dirty Projectors with the L.A. Philharmonic, Feb. 27 (now) Long Beach Arena: Slayer and Megadeth, Jan. 22 (Sat.) Honda Center: Bon Jovi, Feb. 26 (now) Downtown Palace Theatre: Julian Casablancas, Nov. 20 and 27 (now)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2010
Where to see big bands: Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, (818) 980-1615, http://www.thebakedpotato.com CatalinaBar and Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 466-2210, http://www.catalinajazzclub.com Charlie O's Jazz Club, 13725 Victory Blvd., Valley Glen, (818) 994-3058, http://www.charlieos.com Crowne Plaza's The Brasserie Lounge, 5985 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, on Thursdays, (310) 642-7500, http://www.crownplaza.com Jazz Bakery Moveable Feast, roving locations, (310)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum L.A. Rising with Rage Against the Machine, July 30 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Alejandro Fernandez, Sept. 9; Gabriel Iglesias, Dec. 30; Cubafest with Willy Chirino and more; Fox Teen Choice Awards, Aug. 7; the Wiggles, Aug. 14 (Fri.); Kesha, Sept. 17 (Sat.) Hollywood Palladium Tiger Heat, May 26 (Thurs.) The Wiltern Stevie Nicks, May 26 (Fri.)
BUSINESS
June 13, 2012 | By Alejandro Lazo
The Southland's move-up market showed some signs of life as the region's median home price improved for the second consecutive month in May, new data show. The median home price rose 5.4% in May from the same month last year to hit $295,000, real estate research firm DataQuick reported Wednesday. That was a 1.7% improvement over the prior month. Sales throughout the Southland also improved, up 20.6% from May 2011 and 15.1% from April to hit 22,192. Helping boost the median was a narrower share of foreclosures selling as part of the market for previously owned homes.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Roger Waters, May 19 (Fri.) Staples Center Jay-Z and Kanye West, Dec. 11 (Fri.) The Forum Guns N' Roses, Dec. 21 (Mon.) Gibson Amphitheatre KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas with Blink-182, Dec. 10 (Wed.); Big Time Rush, Feb. 18 (Sat.) Honda Center Rammstein, May 17 (Sat.) The Satellite Just an Animal, Nov. 22; New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Dec. 6; Lost Lander, Dec. 8 (now)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Christmas just might bring record high temperatures to the Southland. It's so warm and dry that forecasters have issued a red flag fire warning through Thursday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The record high for Christmas Day in downtown L.A. was 85 degrees, reached in 1980. Meteorologist Carol Smith with the National Weather Service in Oxnard said the temperature is forecast to meet that mark on Wednesday. The low in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning was 46 degrees, meaning the temperature might jump roughly 40 degrees through the day. In Long Beach, where the Christmas record was set at 81 degrees in 1972, the high Wednesday is expected to reach 83. Burbank hit 85 degrees on this date in 1980 and Smith said Wednesday is also forecast to be 85 degrees.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Justin Timberlake has added an additional Southland date to his extended 20/20 Experience world tour. The pop crooner will return to Anaheim this fall with a stop at Honda Center on Nov. 26, promoter Live Nation said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Live Nation announced that Timberlake would add an additional 13 arena dates to his successful tour. CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat The tour is already slated to run through North America this summer -- including a gig at Staples Center on Aug. 12 -- and high demand of the 2½-hour spectacle (read our review here )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Air quality regulators, embarking on a bold new strategy to reduce smog in Southern California, want to hold the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for their pledges to cut pollution from thousands of trucks, ships and trains carrying goods to and from the nation's largest port complex. If a rule proposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District is adopted, it could open the door to similar regulations on other facilities that are magnets for truck and rail traffic, such as warehouses, distribution centers and rail yards.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
After years of eliminating jobs in Southern California, aerospace giant Boeing Co. announced plans to increase its engineering workforce in Long Beach and Seal Beach by 1,000 positions. It is a rare and welcome development for the Southland's beleaguered aerospace industry, which has been stung by layoffs and assembly line closures for decades. "I couldn't be happier for the region," Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said. "We want to continue to carry on our aviation tradition here.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2014 | Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
"This primitivistic music goes on and on," the prescient San Francisco Chronicle music and art critic Alfred Frankenstein wrote in his 1964 review of the premiere of Terry Riley's "In C. " "At times you feel you have never done anything all your life long but listen to this music and as if that is all there is or ever will be, but it is altogether absorbing, exciting, and moving, too," he continued. Saturday afternoon, in a special installation/performance at the Hammer Museum that helped kick off the first full weekend of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox festival, this primitivistic music went on and on for four hours.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Kelly Xu of Santa Monica and Leo Cheng of Northridge won their age-group competitions at the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Cheng won the boys' 10-11 division title and Xu captured the girls' 7-9 division championship in the event sponsored by the Masters tournament, PGA of America and the USGA. Xu, 9, was the first champion to be crowned Sunday. “I will definitely remember this experience,” Xu said.
SPORTS
September 1, 2010
Top kickers Alex Ball, Westlake, 6-3, 200, Jr. Has booming leg. Brenden Beckley, Dana Hills, 6-1, 160, Sr. Made 14 field goals last season. Ryan Felix, Corona Santiago, 6-2, 205, Sr. Had outstanding summer. Matt Goudis, Chaminade, 6-1, 165, Sr. A punter-kicker standout since freshman year. Wes Harris, El Toro, 5-11, 185, Sr. Made seven field goals. Connor Loftus, Servite, 6-0, 180, Sr. Gets ball into end zone. Martin Meza, Alemany, 6-1, 175, Sr. Connected from 54 yards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A building high-pressure system will push the season's first storm out of the Los Angeles area Thursday, ushering in warmer temperatures through Saturday, forecasters said. The storm brought showers to the region Wednesday with some areas reporting half an inch or more of rain. But as the high pressure moves in, the Southland can expect a "noticeable warming trend" heading into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Mostly clear skies are expected by Thursday afternoon, with high temperatures in the 60s across much of the region.
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