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Carson refinery fire will likely fuel price hikes at gas pump

The Marathon Petroleum refinery looms in the background behind a Shell and Chevron gas station in Carson on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019. Gas prices will probably rise following the fire at the nearby Phillips 66 refinery on Friday. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) A partial shutdown of the Phillips 66 refinery in Carson — when combined with temporary closures of two other facilities on the West Coast — began driving up pump prices Monday in Southern California, according to oil industry e...
Tags: Business, News, Washington, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Epa, West Coast, Local News, Shell, Gas Prices, Chevron, Richmond, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Beverly Hills man sentenced to 14 years in prison for embezzling $2.4 million from El Segundo company

A Beverly Hills man was sentenced last week to more than 14 years in state prison after pleading no contest to charges he embezzled $2.4 million from an El Segundo company. Adam Reed Zucker, 42, pleaded no contest to 35 felony counts, including grand theft by embezzlement, money laundering and filing a false income tax return, on Aug. 27, prosecutors said. He was sentenced Friday, March 15 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jose Sandoval. Zucker was the vice president for sports licensing at Ar...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Higher Education, Beverly Hills, Public Safety, Los Angeles Superior Court, Zucker, El Segundo, Lake Elsinore, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Crime + Public Safety, Mission Hills Gov Gavin Newsom


Lot E at LAX will open March 28, bringing more long-term economy parking spaces

After cutting the number of economy long-term parking spaces nearly in half in 2017, LAX is set to bring that number back up. Los Angeles International Airport is still in the process of shutting down Lot C, but airport officials announced on Monday, March 18, that Economy Lot E will open Thursday, March 28. The new lot, located off 111th Street between Aviation and La Cienega boulevards, will initially offer about 2,000 spaces and will expand to 2,700 by the end of June. Like Lot C, the daily r...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Seattle, Local News, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, La Cienega, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Home sales in Southern California have slowed to the lowest level since 2008

January is typically the slowest month for home sales. This year, sales statewide in the first month were the slowest of any month since April 2008. Has the real estate market cooled in California? Yes, since price gains have slowed. On the level There might be some good news for Californians stretching to buy a home. The statewide median home price declined to $538,690 in January. The statewide median price was down 3.4 percent from $557,600 in December and up 2.1 percent in January from a revi...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, California News, Los Angeles, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Homes, Bay Area, Southern California, Los Angeles Orange, California Association Of Realtors, Jared Martin


Details for temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington set to roll out next week

After months of debate, plans for a temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington are set to be unveiled next week. But after an enthusiastic July 2018 launch of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s A Bridge Home program and with new funding in place, the city’s ambitious efforts to move the homeless off of local sidewalks has hit some snags, including rising costs and a slower pace for building permanent housing and community opposition delaying some of the proposed temporary shelter sites. Only one Bridge Home sh...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters, Ginsberg, Wilmington, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Griffith Park, Olvera Street, Eubank


Warner Bros. CEO ousted over relationship with actress

Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, adding to the number of Hollywood moguls toppled by scandal. Tsujihara brings fresh upheaval to a business acquired by AT&T Inc. last year, underscoring the challenges of transforming itself from a telecom giant into a media conglomerate. John Stankey, head of the company’s WarnerMedia, announced Tsujihara’s departure on Monday, saying t...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Time Warner, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, People, Soccer, Ocean, Warner Bros, Stanford University, University Of Southern California, James Packer, Kevin Tsujihara, Kevin, Kirk


Supreme Court lets ruling stand against resort owner who refused to rent to lesbian couple from Long Beach

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place Hawaii court rulings that found a bed and breakfast owner violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to rent a room to a lesbian couple. The justices rejected an appeal from Aloha Bed & Breakfast owner Phyllis Young, who argued that she should be allowed to turn away gay couples because of her religious beliefs. “Mrs. Young will rent a bedroom in her home to anyone, including those who are LGBT, but will not rent to any romantic partne...
Tags: Business, News, Supreme Court, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Long Beach, Catholic, Lgbtq, Local News, Young, U S Supreme Court, Long Beach California, Hawaii Supreme Court, Phyllis Young, Cervelli


Pizza Hut brings back P’Zone for March Madness

Hunger for pizza is a symptom of March Madness. That fact is not lost on Pizza Hut, a corporate sponsor of the NCAA, which is bringing one of its popular promotions to feed basketball fans during three intense weeks of college tournaments. Pizza Hut calls P’Zone the ultimate comeback. It features toasted Parmesan pizza crust folded over pizza toppings and cheese and served with a side of marinara sauce. The calzone-like snack has been off the menu for several years. Pepperoni P’Zones are on Pizz...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, Pizza Hut, Ncaa, Guy Fieri, San Pedro, Wendy, Buffalo Wild Wings, Koreatown, Sherman Oaks, Little Caesars Pizza, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

By ANDREW MELDRUM JOHANNESBURG — More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. Cyclone Idai is believed to be the most destructive storm to hit the impoverished southeastern African country in more than 10 years. Speaking on state Radio Mozambique, President Filipe Nyusi said that while the official death toll stood at 84, “It appears...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Red Cross, Mozambique, Johannesburg, Malawi, Indian Ocean, Beira, Manica, Filipe Nyusi, Nyusi


What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?

Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract ho...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, Minneapolis, Housing, Oregon, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Innovation, Long Beach, Kansas City, Seattle, Riverside County


iBuyer companies want to buy your Southern California home

Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract ho...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Real Estate, Minneapolis, California, Housing, Oregon, Time, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Innovation, Long Beach, Kansas City, Seattle


See which iBuyers are operating in Southern California

iBuyers — or companies that buy homes directly from owners — first surfaced in Southern California in January 2017, when RedfinNow paid $285,000 for a four-bedroom house in Hemet. Here’s a brief description of the five iBuyers now operating in the region. RedfinNow: Owned by Redfin.com, a discount brokerage, it has purchased at least 164 homes since January 2017 in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles counties. Offerpad: The Arizona company has bought at least 94 homes s...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, Zillow, Redfin, Southern California, Inland Empire, Hemet, Paul Reddam, CashCall, Top Stories LADN


Trucking companies are hiring felons to fill thousands of driver openings

A Knight Transportation truck returns to its Fontana facility on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) A Knight Transportation truck leaves its Fontana facility on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds A Knight Transportation truck leaves its Fontana facility on Friday, March 8, 2019. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Show ...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Florida, California, Sport, Soccer, Presley, Phoenix, Robinson, Kearney, Fontana, Knight, Irwindale, American Trucking Associations, Karl Robinson, Rosemead


Legendary Disney artist Mary Blair is featured at this museum

  Mary Blair, Concept art for façade of “It’s a Small World,” c. 1962-63, gouache on board. (Photo Courtesy of the Hilbert Museum) Rebecca Gacek, of Laguna Beach, checks out the Mary Blair exhibit at the Hilbert Museum of California Art in Orange. The museum is displaying the legendary Disney illustrator’s work that includes the exteriors for “It’s A Small World,” and stills for “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella” and “Peter Pan.” (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South America, Oklahoma, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Peta, Walt Disney World, Orange, East Coast


Whicker: The 2019 NCAA tournament, from A to Z

The 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament, from A to Z: A is for Auburn’s Anfernee McLemore, a shot-blocker who wrote a kinesiology paper on Gordon Hayward’s gruesome ankle injury. In his next game Hardaway dislocated an ankle and broke his tibia. He recovered and now leads Auburn’s backline of shot blockers. B is for Buddy Boeheim, one of three children of Syracuse coach Jim who plays Division I basketball. At an AAU tournament, Buddy drilled 7 3-pointers in a row. North Carolina coach Roy Will...
Tags: Usa, Mac, Montana, Virginia, Nigeria, Sports, Alabama, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Yale, Tennessee, Iowa, Nba, Mali, Harlem Globetrotters


Photos: Flogging Molly fans pre-game at the Hollywood Palladium on St. Patrick’s Day

Thousands of St. Patrick’s Day revelers filed into the Hollywood Palladium parking lot off Sunset Boulevard early on Sunday afternoon to take part in KROQ 106.7/FM’s official pre-party for Flogging Molly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Los Angeles. Doors for the show didn’t officially open until 6 p.m., but fans showed up in droves to get an early start to the celebration, which included a live stage provided by HD Sound Space that featured sets by Blue Deux, KROQ’s own DJ Jeremiah Red...
Tags: Music, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Sydney, LBC, Flogging Molly, Briggs, Snoop Dogg, Concerts, Dick Dale, KROQ, Sunset Boulevard, El Tri


Man suspected of sparking Century City mall shooting scare by burning books, pointing gun at store employee is arrested

The suspect in an assault and shooting scare that emptied the Westfield Century City Mall on Friday was found in Venice the next night and taken into custody, Los Angeles police said Sunday. Officials said Nicholas K. Oates, a 25-year-old from Missouri, sparked the incident when he went to a store inside the mall, pulled several books off shelves, then started to light them on fire. When an employee tried to stop him, Oates pulled out a handgun, said LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman in a written stat...
Tags: Amazon, News, Arson, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Arrest, Venice, Lapd, Oates, Century City, Westfield Century City Mall, Norma Eisenman, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Loved ones celebrate South Bay’s Nancy Paulikas, whose life ended in tragic mystery in L.A.

Kirk Moody welcomes friends and family to the celebration of life honoring his wife, Nancy Paulikas at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Nancy, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s, wandered away from her family during a trip to LACMA in 2016. The two-year-long search for Nancy gained widespread attention and inspired Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn to create L.A. Found– a Countywide system of trackable bracelets used to find vulnerable individuals with Alzheime...
Tags: News, Stanford, Uncategorized, Beck, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, UC Davis, Local News, Nancy, Stanford University, Ucla, Southern California, Lewis, Los Angeles County, Matthew Lewis


Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar,’ dead at 81

Richard Monsour may have grown up in snowy Massachusetts, but the guitarist known as Dick Dale brought the rock music of California’s surf culture to the nation. Known as the “King of Surf Guitar,” Dale, 81, died over the weekend, according to reports. While Dale’s music traveled around the world, his imprint on Southern California is strong. He led the surf music revolution from the Rendezvous Ballroom on the Balboa Peninsula in the late 1950s and early 1960s and over the years had residences i...
Tags: California, Massachusetts, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Quentin Tarantino, Disneyland, Pasadena, Orange County, Richard, Southern California, Dick Dale, Orange County Register, Stevie Ray Vaughan


HOA Homefront: Drought’s over, must our cactus go, too?

Q: After my HOA approved my drought-tolerant design, they asked me to add ‘more and bigger plants’ which violates Civil section 4735(e). Are the regulations still in place after May 2017? And if they are in effect, who do I get in touch with to help me enforce them? — I.D., Vista A: Associations cannot ban drought-tolerant landscaping, as Civil Code 4735 still is in force. The part of that statute which no longer applies is part (c), which bars associations from penalizing members who let their ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Rocklin, Jerry Brown, Hoa, Oceanside, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


‘Disneyland-size crowds’ creating crisis at poppy bloom, Lake Elsinore officials say

Desperate Lake Elsinore officials, saying the city has been overrun by “Disneyland-size crowds” viewing the prolific California poppy bloom, said on Saturday, March 16, that there is a “public safety crisis” and urged visitors to reschedule their pilgrimages to the colorful attraction. “The city has expended all available resources to address the #SuperBloom,” officials said on . “We have brought in all available staff, as many outside traffic controllers that we could, more shuttles, and our s...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Tourism, Disneyland, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Lake Elsinore, Manos, Lori Loughlin, Walker Canyon, Top Stories LADN


‘Disneyland-sized crowds’ creating crisis at poppy bloom, Lake Elsinore officials say

Desperate Lake Elsinore officials, saying the city has been overrun by “Disneyland-sized crowds” viewing the prolific California poppy bloom, said on Saturday, March 16, that there is a “public safety crisis” and urged visitors to reschedule their pilgrimages to the colorful attraction. “The city has expended all available resources to address the #SuperBloom,” officials said on . “We have brought in all available staff, as many outside traffic controllers that we could, more shuttles, and our ...
Tags: Facebook, News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Tourism, Disneyland, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Lake Elsinore, Manos, Lori Loughlin, Walker Canyon, Top Stories LADN


Whicker: Young Kings are the rulers of 12-year-old hockey

EL SEGUNDO — The 12-year-old Junior Kings came to the Tournoi International Hockey de Pee Wee de Quebec last month. The best part was leaving with the trophy. The worst part was leaving. “The whole city opens up to these kids,” said Brett Beebe, the head coach, as he sat on a bench overlooking the ice at Toyota Sports Center. “They roll out the red carpet. The parents don’t have to go. The families play host to two or three kids from each team. The kids learn a little French, they get immersed i...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Philadelphia, NHL, Detroit, San Jose Sharks, Quebec, AAA, Los-angeles-kings, Quebec City, Williamsport, El Segundo, Wayne Gretzky


Photos: Heartbroken New Zealanders mourn mass shooting

Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Mourners pay their respects at a makeshift memorial near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturda...
Tags: News, Sport, World news, Soccer, New Zealand, Muslims, Christchurch, Mass Shooting, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch New Zealand, Vincent Yu, Mark Baker, Jacinda Ardern, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


A look at how the number of women in the military has steadily grown

Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell, 28, was awarded the Coast Guard Air Medal for operations. (Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video) Last month, Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell, 28, was one of eight pilots to be awarded the prestigious Coast Guard Air Medal for operations after the deadly hurricane that hit Houston in 2017. She is the first African-American woman in the branch to receive the Air Medal. The Women in Aviation International Conference ends Saturday, March 16 in Long Beach. Nine C...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Iraq, Defense, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Military, International Space Station, Army, Marine Corps, Va, Pentagon, Houston


Read the real estate tea leaves if you need to move (sell) the property

Hours of prospecting, client meetings, and presentations have resulted in a new assignment. Awesome! You’ve carefully scrutinized each sale and lease deal. You’re up to speed on your competition, touring each building with which you compete. Prepared is your owner. She understands the tax impact of a sale or the origination costs of a lease and is on board. All that’s left is to produce that glossy brochure, plant that sign, call the neighbors, and publish in the multiple listing service. Now th...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Sport, Soccer, Commercial Real Estate, Buchanan, Allen, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Sellers, be prepared for a home showing every day

With the spring market in full bloom, you may want to pull the trigger on getting your house sold to make your next move. This is the best time of the year for sellers. Demand is on the rise, and the average time it will take to sell a home is half of what it was just last January. If you decide to list your house, in addition to purging, cleaning, painting and staging, you may want to add a showing routine to your day. The last thing you want is to leave for work one day and get a call for a sh...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


3 reasons you don’t move on with life — and how to fix that

It is perhaps the hardest thing in life to let go, whether one is letting go of loss, love, anger, or guilt. Change is not easy, even if the thing we are trying to hang on to is no longer accessible to us. Why do we find ourselves frozen in place when we know it is necessary to move forward? There can be several reasons. Here are 3 that come up most often: If I move forward, I’ll need to create a new identity Human beings hang on to unhealthy circumstances because they have become accustomed t...
Tags: Business, Advice, Sport, Soccer, CFP, CEQA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


Under the law, what is the definition of going slow?

Q. Honk: I have a question regarding the “move over” law that requires a driver to move to an adjacent lane if possible, or if not, to slow down when encountering a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights on a shoulder. If you’re on a freeway/highway going at a relatively high rate of speed, but there is no opportunity to move over, how slow is slow enough? Someone I know was in that situation and slowed down, but she received a ticket because she didn’t slow down enough. What’s enough? A...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, DMV, California Highway Patrol, Department of Motor Vehicles, Mike Trout, Garza, Garden Grove, Tino Olivera, Olivera, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Windy weekend followed by possibility of rain

Gusty winds and warmer weather are expected for the Southland this weekend, but meteorologists say the possibility of rain is still on the horizon. “Models are looking pretty good here for the possibility of some rain moving in on Wednesday into Thursday of next week,” said Adam Roser, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. In the meantime, however, the NWS has issued a wind advisory for various portions of Southern California including Yorba Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Corona, Fontana, W...
Tags: Weather, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Nws, Malibu, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Southland, Burbank, Irvine, Inland Empire, Woodland Hills, Temecula, Hollywood Hills



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