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Gas prices soar in Southern California as refinery outages take their toll

April 10, 2019 |

The price of gas in Southern California has climbed rapidly over the last few weeks as oil refineries across the state experience maintenance problems.

The average pump price for regular gas in the Los Angeles-Long Beach area stood at $ 3.946 on Wednesday, up about 22 cents from a week ago and…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump visits southern border amid growing crisis, declaring that ‘our country is full’

April 6, 2019 |

President Trump on Friday visited the southern border amid an escalating migration crisis, saying that “our country is full” and warning potential migrants thinking about crossing the border that “we can’t take you anymore.”
FOX News

Southern Poverty Law Center Fires Leader, Doesn’t Say Why

March 15, 2019 |

The Southern Poverty Law Center has fired one of its founders. Morris Dees helped launch the civil rights nonprofit organization, now known for tracking hate groups, in 1971. No reason was given, NPR reports. But in a statement, the SPLC, which is based in Montgomery, Alabama, said the conduct of…
Newser

More troops being dispatched to the southern border

February 23, 2019 |

The Pentagon will deploy 1,000 more troops to the southern border next week, a senior U.S. defense official said Friday afternoon.
FOX News

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