There are still skeptics who maintain the California economy remains in recession, that talk of economic recovery amounts to whistling past the proverbial graveyard when unemployment remains above 7 percent. Gov. Jerry Brown labeled these folks "declinists" two years ago, when unemployment was much higher and the signs of recovery were not nearly as strong as they are today.
Two robbers escaped with $30,000 to $40,000 worth of new iPhone 6s and iPads in a robbery at an AT&T store inside the Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, police said Friday. The men entered the store at 21880 Hawthorne Blvd. about 9:15 p.m. Thursday, and threatened to harm the two men working, forcing them to the back of the store.
"Torrance has been looked at extensively," said one of the people, who was not authorized to speak about the sale. The 155,000 barrel per day refinery, in the south part of Los Angeles, is Exxon's only refinery in California and the second-smallest of its half-dozen plants in the United States.
Here's some news: Torrance Memorial Medical Center's seven-story tower has come in about $10 million under budget and six months ahead of schedule. It will be open to the public for tours on Friday and during its grand opening on Saturday.
Thursday 18 THIRD THURSDAY Enjoy the nightlife of Riviera Village, Redondo Beach. Several of the shops stay open until 8 p.m. Participating retailers include Harmony Works, Le Tete, Dion Gallery, Cami, Alandrea, Lollipop, Papillon, Fringe, Nu Shuz, Fernando's, Lisa Z, M'Pressions, Rolling Hills Flower Mart, and Eyedentity.
Neighborhood Grinds coffee shop on Artesia Boulevard was, by many customer accounts, busy and thriving. So it surprised locals last week, when they made their regular swing by the North Redondo spot, to find the shop's doors locked and an eviction notice on the window.
T.K.P. Provisions brings a selection of kosher foods, including sandwiches, to the South Bay. Photo by Sarah Rogozen When Michele Grant was scouting locations for T.K.P. Provisions, her new kosher restaurant and specialty foods shop, she looked at several neighborhoods with established kosher scenes and large Orthodox populations.
A convicted sex offender who allegedly impersonated an undercover police officer and sexually assaulted a woman in Torrance pleaded not guilty Wednesday to rape and other charges . Guy Allen Dietz, 43, of Calabasas is charged with one count each of forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and sexual penetration by foreign object in connection with the alleged attack Aug. 28. Prosecutors said Dietz arranged to have a woman come to a home in Torrance, then showed her a badge and handcuffs and claimed to be an undercover police officer before sexually assaulting her.
"It's a go!" our contact at Fiesta Parade Floats enthused when we called Wednesday morning to see if the Torrance City Council had voted to approve funding to underwrite the city's 61st Rose Parade entry. It's a special year for Torrance; favorite son Louis Zamperini was chosen to be the 2015 Rose Parade Grand Marshal, and the float is a tribute to his life and the inspiring way he lived it.
Fed up with traffic congestion and a parking nightmare near Redondo Union High School, residents of one block have persuaded the City Council to create permit parking for their street. Residents in the 200 block of North Juanita Avenue pleaded with the council for hours Tuesday night for relief from problems caused by students and visitors attending campus events.
A major health insurer and seven competing hospital systems in Los Angeles and Orange counties today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide a new, more affordable insurance plan targeted at companies with 50 or more employees. The plan, called Anthem Blue Cross Vivity, takes aim at Kaiser Permanente but promises to be cheaper, offering care for only the cost of a co-pay.
TORRANCE, Calif. Sept. 17, 2014; Toyota's North American reinvention got another boost today as the company announced the appointment of Scott C. Vazin as vice president of corporate and regional communications, effective Sept.
Toyota's hydrogen sedan is set to arrive in 2015, but we're already seeing the fuel cell-powered cars around Los Angeles. Our own associate editor Rory Jurnecka snapped these shots of a barely camouflaged FCV prototype on the freeway.
A Family Van Affair: 2015 Toyota Sienna Makes Room for Eight -- and Is the Only Van In Its Segment Available with All-Wheel Drive TORRANCE, CA -- Sept. 16, 2014: Upgraded interior styling with premium materials More expressive exterior styling brings back the swagger Seven standard airbags on all grades New parent-friendly Driver Easy Speak system Entune multimedia now standard Blu-Ray Dual View Entertainment Center keeps the peace in the back seat September 16, 2014 2015 Toyota Sienna Product Information 2015 Toyota Sienna Walkaround The family van is alive and thriving, especially when it's the 2015 Toyota Sienna debuting refreshed exterior styling packed with added safety, convenience and multi-media features.