By Jonathan Lansner | [email protected] | Orange County Register PUBLISHED: August 1, 2019 at 8:28 am | UPDATED: August 1, 2019 at 8:28 am Southern California has folks who’ve owned their home just about as long as anywhere in the nation. And the region also features some of the shortest-tenured owners, too. A study by Value Penguin of 318 U.S. cities with populations in excess of 100,000 shows the diversity of ownership length in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group. Take East Los Angeles. That’s where the median length of ownership is 18.4 years as of 2018, the second-longest nationally. Detroit was tops at 20.3 years. East L.A. ranked No. 1 statewide. Compare that to Temecula, where homeowners have stayed a median 9.9 years. That’s the 23rd shortest ownership among the large cities studied. The national low was Enterprise, Nevada, at 6.6 years. Temecula has the shortest ownership among the 74 California cities in the study. These … [Read more...] about Where in Southern California are homes owned the longest?
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A magnitude 6.9 earthquake jolted Southern California and was felt as far away as Mexico Friday night, but no major damage was reported.The quake, which initially was reported as magnitude 7.1, would be the largest temblor in the region in 20 years and was centered in the same area as a 6.4 quake that hit a day earlier.The shaker at 8:19 p.m. was centered 11 miles from Ridgecrest, a Mojave Desert town 150 miles (240 kilometers) away from Los Angeles that saw building damage, fires and several injuries from the earlier quake.Officials in San Bernardino County reported homes shifting, foundation cracking and retaining walls coming down. One person suffered minor injuries and was being treated by firefighters, they said.Lucy Jones, a seismologist with the California Institute of Technology's seismology lab, tweeted that the quake was part of the sequence that produced the earlier quake.The new jolt was felt in downtown Los Angeles as a rolling motion that seemed … [Read more...] about 6.9 earthquake felt in Southern California
A domestic terror plot aimed at “multiple targets” in Southern California was disrupted by federal and local law enforcement agencies, sources told The Times on Monday.A single suspect has been arrested on domestic terrorism charges, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case with the news media.One official said the plot involved “multiple targets” but declined to elaborate. A news conference to discuss the case has been scheduled for 1 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles.Representatives from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Central District of California, the FBI, the LAPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Long Beach Police Department are expected to speak. A source in the Sheriff’s Department confirmed that the agency was involved in the surveillance and detention of the suspect. The development comes less than 48 hours after a … [Read more...] about Authorities disrupt alleged terrorism plot in Southern California
By Nikie Johnson | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: March 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm | UPDATED: March 4, 2019 at 9:24 pm If Southern California’s wildflower season had an opening weekend, it would be the first weekend of March. This is usually when the region starts to transition from rainy winter to sunny spring, cueing flowers to bloom and parks to prepare for crowds of visitors. As rainy as this winter has been, many flower lovers are hoping for a “superbloom” — an exceptional season in which bright flowers blanket the hillsides (and social media feeds). Some areas, especially in drier, warmer locales, are already bursting with early-blooming flowers including poppies, fiddleneck and lupine. Other areas will get going in mid-March to April, while higher elevations are the latest bloomers, with the season peaking in May and even early June. Of course, it all depends on the weather. How much longer the rainy weather sticks around and how quickly after that it … [Read more...] about Wildflower season is here! These will be the best spots to see them across Southern California in 2019
By Alex Groves | [email protected] | The Press-EnterprisePUBLISHED: January 26, 2019 at 11:21 am | UPDATED: January 26, 2019 at 11:22 am Lunar New Year means big meals, family gatherings and gift-giving, but some who celebrate may head to Southern California’s casinos to test their luck in the Year of The Pig. The casinos will not only offer visitors gaming specials and giveaways to ring in the Feb. 5 holiday, but also the chance to see elaborate dances and sample an array of Asian dishes, some of which signify good luck and good fortune. But why is gambling such a big part of the holiday? Gambling during the Lunar New Year draws its roots from a time when Chinese societies were agricultural and not industrial, Jinghui “Jack” Liu, a professor of Chinese Studies at Cal State Fullerton, said. Liu said the start of Lunar New Year was a time traditionally when farmers had sold off their crops for the year and had disposable time and income. They lit fireworks and cooked … [Read more...] about What to do at Southern California casinos to mark Lunar New Year