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Be thankful you’re not house hunting in the Bay Area!
Southern California house hunters may have to act increasingly quickly to score housing, but their plight is by no means unique. Let’s ponder home listings data tracked by Zillow. In Los Angeles and Orange counties last year, it took an average 64 days for an existing home to go from listing to “SOLD!” Yes, that’s not a lot of time to go from a decision to the escrow process to closing. But … 1. The Zillow rankings, based on days to sale, show L.A.-O.C. is only the 13th fastest-moving among the nation’s 35 largest housing markets. 2. The L.A.-O.C pace is roughly three weeks slower than the quickest U.S. markets in the Bay Area. 3. And the 64 days to buy was seven fewer days to act in the L.A.-O.C. area compared with 2016. But that quickening was bested by 22 other large metros areas last year. Now in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, home shopping took a comparative leisurely 74 days to sell last year, tied for a No. 22 ranking with St. Louis and Cincinnati. But don’t be too patient. Successfully landing an Inland Empire home took 11 fewer days faster last year vs. 2016, the ninth fastest ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
3 hours ago
CBS Announces 11 Series Renewals For 2018-2019
Demonstrating strength, stability and depth across the schedule, CBS has announced the renewals of 11 more primetime series for the 2018-2019 season. Combined with previously announced pickups, CBS has now renewed 17 series for next year, including its entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Wednesday’s announced renewals featured the following shows: Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes. Those shows join previously announced pickups that included The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom, NCIS, Seal Team and S.W.A.T. To date, the Network has renewed 12 of the top 20 scripted series; 12 series with 10+ million viewers (more than the other networks combined); and three of the top six most-watched freshman series (Young Sheldon, Seal Team and S.W.A.T.). ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
3 hours ago
Service Dogs Spend a Paw-fect Day at Disneyland
DisneyDogs_17+%281%29.JPGThey say Disneyland is the "happiest place on Earth." They also say dogs are man's best friend. So what happens when you bring your dogs to Disney?Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit...Photo Credit: @mari_caninecompanions via Instagram This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser. ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
3 hours ago
Investigation Into Triple Homicide Moves To Jurupa Valley
JURUPA VALLEY (CBSLA) — Burbank police officers and a Riverside County SWAT team descended on a Jurupa Valley home early Thursday in connection with the deaths of three men found dead in Burbank earlier this week. Police are calling the home on Stone Avenue, a remote, rural area of Riverside County, a place of interest in the investigation into the Burbank deaths. The three men who were found dead in a Jeep parked in the 1300 block of South Varney Street in Burbank matched the description of the vehicle last seen with a missing trio of men from Bakersfield. Police have not yet identified the men or said how they died. The family of the three missing Bakersfield men say their loved ones were believed to have been at the Jurupa Valley house before they were supposed to return home Friday night. But when they did not return home, they were reported missing. ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
3 hours ago
Teen boy found dead along San Gabriel River near El Monte
Sheriff's Lt. John Corina updates reporters on the case of a teen boy found dead Wednesday, April 18, 2018, along the San Gabriel River near South El Monte. (Image from ABC7 video)Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina updates reporters on the case of a teen boy found dead Wednesday, April 18, 2018, along the San Gabriel River near South El Monte. (Image from ABC7 video)SOUTH EL MONTE — A teenage boy was found dead Wednesday afternoon along the San Gabriel River near South El Monte, and his death is being treated as a homicide. The victim was found about 4:45 p.m. in or near the river in the area of Parkway Drive and Thienes Avenue in the Avocado Heights area, according to the county sheriff’s and fire departments. Family members of the victim told FOX 11 the body belongs to a 17-year-old El Monte High School student. Sheriff’s Lt. John Corina told FOX11 the boy’s father had reported him missing and was looking for him after he didn’t go to school Wednesday. The boy’s friends were looking for him as well and found him in the riverbed. Corina said the victim’s father found the boy before authorities did. The victim’s cause of death was not immediately reported, but authorities said the boy’s death is being investigated at the homicide. ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
3 hours ago
AAA to Extend ‘Tipsy Tow’ Service on 4/20
AAA_Generic.jpgThe American Automobile Association (AAA) is extending their Tipsy Tow service for California’s first official April 20, or 4/20, with legal marijuana.Photo Credit: NBCPhiladelphia.com ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
Homeless man killed in hit-and-run while sleeping on the ground near Venice Boardwalk
VENICE — A homeless man was killed in a hit-and-run crash this morning near the Venice Boardwalk. The crash occurred just before 1:30 a.m. in the area of Speedway and Wavecrest Avenue, according to reports from the scene. The victim was sleeping on the ground in a sleeping bag when he was struck, NBC4 reported. The suspect vehicle was traveling the wrong way down Speedway. In addition to running over the victim, the vehicle also ran into a pole, authorities said. Police are looking for a black or dark blue GMC Yukon or a Chevy Tahoe. The vehicle has rear-end damage from backing into a pole and a wall, Capt. Gary Walters of the Los Angeles Police Department told reporters at the scene.   ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
USGS: 7.0 Hayward Quake Would Create Widespread Death And Destruction
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — On the anniversary of San Francisco’s 1906 Great Quake, U.S. Geological Survey researchers have released a study predicting the apocalyptic death and destruction that would be inflicted upon the Bay Area by a 7.0 earthquake on the Hayward Fault. Researchers said they chose the Hayward Fault because of the inevitability of a major quake striking it and because it runs through a densely populated urban area in the East Bay. “The fault is along the east-bay side of the San Francisco Bay and is among the most active and dangerous in the United States,” the report stated. In the study’s scenario, the quake would strike at 4:18 p.m. with a strong shock being felt the length of the Hayward Fault for about 52 miles. Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Alameda, Richmond and Hayward would be hard hit. The quake would create liquefaction in areas along the Bay that have been created by fill and trigger landslides in the Oakland hills. Aftershocks would rumble through the area for years with Santa Clara County getting the biggest jolt measured at 6.4. Researchers estimated that 800 people would be killed with another 18,000 suffering injuries. Local first responders would ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
Garden events in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys, April 21-28
Flower shows are an educational community outreach and fundraiser for many garden clubs. The Southern California Garden Club, founded in 1927, holds their 52nd Standard Flower Show on April 21 in Encino. (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)Flower shows are an educational community outreach and fundraiser for many garden clubs. The Southern California Garden Club, founded in 1927, holds their 52nd Standard Flower Show on April 21 in Encino. (File photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)APRIL 21 Armstrong Garden Centers talks: “Beneficial Bugs,” and the plants to use to maintain them, 8 a.m.; and also, “Organic Gardening,” 9 a.m. April 22. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. www.armstronggarden.com Southern California Garden Club’s Standard Flower Show: Floral designs, on the theme of “Cinderella,” educational exhibits, horticulture specimens plus a plant market, bake and white elephant sales, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Educational outreach and fundraiser for the group founded in 1927. Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino. 818-996-3530. Email: [email protected] www.southerncaliforniagardenclub.com Ladybug Weekend at Armstrong Garden Centers: One free package of ladybugs per purchase per family during store hours, today and April 22. First come, first served. Locations include: 5816 San Fernando Road, Glendale (818-243-4227); 12920 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks (818-761-1522); 50 Taylor Court, Thousand Oaks (805-497-9223). Check website for other locations. www.armstronggarden.com APRIL 22 The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Private Garden ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
Thought for the Day, April 19, 2018
Octavio Paz, 1988. (Photo by Jonn Leffmann/public domain/Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)Octavio Paz, 1988. (Photo by Jonn Leffmann/public domain/Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported) Octavio Paz, Mexican poet, diplomat and Nobel Prize for Literature recipient “Mineral cacti/quicksilver lizards in the adobe walls/the bird that pierces space/thirst, tedium, clouds of dust/impalpable epiphanies of wind. The pines taught me to talk to myself./In that garden I learned to say goodbye.” March 31, 1914-April 19, 1998 ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
Wind Advisory in Effect, Light Showers Expected in SoCal
041918+wind+advisory+socal.jpgStrong gusts will blow through Southern California Thursday, prompting a wind advisory for several areas at 7 a.m.Photo Credit: NBC4 ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
Homeless Man Killed In Venice Hit-And-Run
VENICE (CBSLA) — Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a homeless man near the Venice Boardwalk Thursday morning. The crash happened just before 1:30 a.m. in the area of Speedway and Wavecrest Court. Police say an SUV was driving the wrong way on Speedway, a one-way street, when it veered left at Wavecrest, veered left and hit a dead-end sign before running over the man, who was sleeping in a sleeping bag on the ground. The SUV then backed up, hitting more signs and a wall. Police say, at some point, the driver and passenger swapped places before the SUV took off southbound on Speedway. Detectives say they are reviewing footage from the many home security cameras that are in the area. Police are looking for a black or dark blue GMC Yukon or a Chevy Tahoe. The vehicle will have front-end damage, and heavy rear-end damage from hitting a pole and a wall. (© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.) ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
4 hours ago
West Covina Officer Attempted to Take Woman’s Cellphone
Officer_Tries_to_Forcefully_Take_Phone_From_Woman.jpgThe West Covina Police Department Wednesday responded to a video spread through social media of an officer's attempts to take a cellphone from a woman who insisted on recording him while in a vehicle that ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
5 hours ago
The power game behind the search for a new L.A. schools leader
The search for a new LAUSD superintendent is happening behind closed doors, but the underlying power politics extend well beyond the room where seven elected Board of Education members are at work. ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
6 hours ago
Job Fair for Veterans in Canoga Park
GettyImages-131978227.jpgA job and resource fair dedicated to helping veterans is hosting "Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet" Thursday in Canoga Park, where organizations will help vets find a new career.Photo Credit: Getty Images ... read more
Published on 04-19-2018
6 hours ago
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