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Report Reveals Sex Abuse in Southern Baptist Churches

February 11, 2019 |

Two Texas newspapers are out with an investigation into the Southern Baptist church that reveals a long pattern of sexual abuse by church leaders, workers, and volunteers. The Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News found that 380 people—everyone from ministers to youth pastors to Sunday school teachers to church…
Newser

Southern California Edison unveils plan to prevent wildfires

February 7, 2019 |

California’s second-largest power company plans to cut down tens of thousands of trees in high-risk areas, inspect thousands of miles of power lines and consider the use of preemptive power shutoffs this year, part of a $ 582-million plan to reduce the risk of fires sparked by the utility’s infrastructure.


L.A. Times – Business

Home sales plunge in Southern California to lowest level since 2007, as prices inch up

February 3, 2019 |

The housing market’s chill grew colder in December, as sales plunged across Southern California and home prices barely rose.

The number of closed deals fell 20.3% compared with a year earlier, hitting the lowest level for a December since the start of the Great Recession and marking the sharpest…


L.A. Times – Business

Southern California Gas fined $3.3 million, accused of putting money ahead of safety

February 2, 2019 |

California’s biggest natural-gas utility was slapped with a $ 3.3-million fine on Friday, with state regulators accusing the company of putting its financial bottom line ahead of public safety by refusing to fully investigate a 2017 explosion that injured one person.

The California Public Utilities…


L.A. Times – Business

Deadly Blasts Hit Cathedral in Southern Philippines

January 27, 2019 |

Two bombs exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 19 people and wounding nearly 50.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Former deputy killed mother, sister, third victim inside home in Southern California gated community, authorities say

December 30, 2018 |

A former custody deputy with a history of domestic violence was identified Saturday as the suspect killed by sheriff’s deputies Friday night at a home in a gated community in an unincorporated town in Santa Barbara County, Calif., authorities said Saturday.
FOX News

Three bodies found inside Southern California home after police wound gunman, who died later, authorities say

December 29, 2018 |

Police found three bodies inside a home in a gated community in Southern California on Friday night, after exchanging gunfire with a suspect who had barricaded inside the residence, according to reports.
FOX News

Southern California home sales drop 12% in November as price gains slow

December 28, 2018 |

Southern California home sales fell sharply in November, deepening a retreat from a sustained housing boom that placed home ownership out of reach for many.

The 12% drop in November sales from a year earlier was the fourth consecutive monthly decline for the six-county region. However, housing…


L.A. Times – Business

Small bombs hit popular southern Thai beach, damaging statue

December 27, 2018 |

Two small bombs exploded at a popular beach in southern Thailand, one of them damaging an iconic statue beloved by tourists, police said.
FOX News

TMZ

‘Southern Charm’s’ J.D. Madison Arrested for Check Violation

December 22, 2018 |

J.D. Madison — best known as Thomas Ravenel’s buddy on “Southern Charm” — got arrested for allegedly writing a bad check … TMZ has learned. Madison was picked up by cops Saturday in Charleston County, SC after a warrant was issued for his…

TMZ.com