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How high can Southern California housing prices go? Sky’s the limit, experts say

All hair stylist Erin Bond wants is a decent two-bedroom condo in Orange County, preferably in Huntington Beach. But all she can afford is $400,000 to $420,000. In a county where the median price of a condo in May was almost $500,000, she&...

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  • Political approval ratings

    Small businesses give Long Beach mayor, city strong marks

    Long Beach small business owners’ impressions of Mayor Robert Garcia and other City Hall officials have become more positive over the past two years, new survey results show. The Long Beach Small Business Monitor surveys small business owners to gather their opinions regarding city government every two years. Cal State Long Beach business lecturer Scott Flexo oversees the survey, which offered the view that entrepreneurs increasing favorability toward Long Beach’s mayor...

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  • Crimes against children

    Father of missing South Pasadena boy planned to kill son amid divorce, sheriff’s detective says

    County prosecutors and sheriff’s investigators said there was evidence indicating the father of the 5-year-old South Pasadena boy who went missing more than two months ago planned to kill his son amid a tumultuous divorce from his wife. None of the officials in downtown Los Angeles Monday would talk much about the specific evidence they had against the father, Aramazd Andressian Sr. of South Pasadena. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed a murder charge...

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  • Drownings

    Wilmington man dies after falling off inflatable boat

    A 25-year-old Wilmington man died Sunday after falling off an inflatable boat on Lake Perris, officials say. Fernando Delgado was found dead at 7:20 p.m., after an hours-long search by lifeguards and the Riverside County sheriff’s dive team, said Sgt. Corey Alderson with the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The lake is a state recreation area. Delgado was on a two-man inflatable boat with another adult and a juvenile about 12:40 p.m. when he fell off and...

    Ali Tadayon
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  • Entertainment

    Mumford & Sons close Arroyo Seco Weekend with joyful sounds for happy fans

    Marcus Mumford looked out at the still-sprawling crowd at Arroyo Seco Weekend as the English rock band he leads reached the penultimate song of its festival-closing set, and sweaty and happy like the fans on the field invite everyone to come along with Mumford & Sons for the finish. “Let’s have a (bleepin’) dance, shall we?” Mumford shouted. The band struck up the opening notes of “I Will Wait,” one of its biggest hits, and everyone rallied...

    Peter Larsen
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  • Amusement and theme parks

    Disneyland’s horses relax, get trained at new Circle D Ranch in Norco

     NORCO >> When the equines on the front of the Horse-Drawn Streetcars finish their three to four days a week working at Disneyland, they get to go home to their new digs in Norco. “It’s big and comfortable here. The horses love it,” said Jennifer Gable, stage manager at the ranch. The Circle D Ranch, as it is called, was in the northwest section of Disneyland’s backstage (what Disneyland calls areas its visitors cannot see), behind the berm...

    Mark Eades
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  • Entertainment

    The good, the bad and the weird of Arroyo Seco Weekend

    Arroyo Seco Weekend kicked off its inaugural year in Pasadena June 24-25 with a whole lot of heat, music and more at the Brookside Golf Course on the Rose Bowl grounds. As with any new festival there were some minor kinks, but overall it was a good time filled with jazz, blues, folk and rock and roll. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t make some fun superlatives to commemorate the event. Loudest sing-along: “Free Fallin’” Tom...

    Vanessa Franko
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  • Commercial fires

    Arson team investigates after 2 fires break out at Downey rehab center

    An arson team is investigating after two vacant buildings were destroyed by separate fires at the 129-year-old Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey. Officials say crews responded to the first fire around 2:30 a.m. Monday in a two-story building on the rehab center campus at 7601 E. Imperial Highway, according to a Downey Fire Department dispatcher. The building was well-involved in flames when firefighters arrived, he said. As they began fighting that fire,...

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  • Grocery store operators

    5 reasons why Amazon-Whole Foods won’t win grocery war

    Goodbye, Kroger? Safeway? Albertsons? Costco? Even Walmart and Target? Considering the reaction to Amazon’s announcement of its plans to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods, you might think the online shopping giant instantly won the highly competitive supermarket wars. Yes, Amazon has helped change how we all shop. Yes, its technological genius at online shopping — and perhaps more importantly, its logistics and shipping — has sent shudders through every...

    By Jonathan Lansner jlansner@scng.com @jonlan on Twitter|

  • Heat waves

    The end is near for heat wave in Southern California

    LOS ANGELES — A red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire because of high winds, high temperatures, low humidity and dry vegetation will be in effect today in parts of Los Angeles County as the region’s heat wave drags on for one more day before coming to a close after exactly two weeks. The red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service will be in force in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys for 12 hours beginning at 9...

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  • Soccer

    Santa Ana soccer game turns violent as fans rush field to brawl

    SANTA ANA — A friendly game between two professional Mexican soccer clubs on Sunday afternoon, June 25, turned violent when dozens of fans rushed the field and began beating each other, forcing authorities to suspend the match. The “game of legends” between former Club America and Pumas players at Eddie West Field at 602 N. Flower St. was intended to benefit Santa Ana-based United Soccer Talents Foundation, which supports soccer players. But shortly after 2:15 p.m.,...

    Jessica Kwong
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