News: SoCalGas crews seal small methane leak at Aliso Canyon facility

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SoCalGas crews seal small methane leak at Aliso Canyon facility

PORTER RANCH >> Southern California Gas Co. crews Wednesday sealed a small methane leak at the Aliso Canyon underground gas storage facility near Porter Ranch.

According to SoCalGas spokesman Chris Gilbride, crews “installed a valve on the 2-inch threaded connection where methane was detected, stopping the slight release of gas.

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Trump presidency a roll of the dice for Southern California’s casino-owning tribes

What can Southern California’s casinos expect from a Trump presidency?

That’s the multi-million dollar question for tribes who own and operate such resorts, who are hoping that having a former casino owner in the White House is a good thing for both their people and gaming operations.

“We are at the very beginning of the Trump presidency and look forward to engaging the incoming administration about tribal issues in general," said tribal Chairman Mark Macarro of the Pechanga Band of Luise#xf1;o Indians, which owns the Pechanga Resort and Casino near Temecula.

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LA County gas prices have biggest daily increase in nearly 2 months

LOS ANGELES – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County recorded its largest daily increase since Oct. 30 today, rising 1.3 cents to $2.757.

The average price has risen six consecutive days, increasing 3.8 cents, including one-tenth of a cent on Tuesday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.

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State regulators say ‘puffs of gas’ at Aliso Canyon no cause for safety concern

State regulators were observing tests by the Southern California Gas Co. Tuesday after puffs of gas were discovered emanating from the site of the Aliso Canyon storage facility well responsible for the nation’s largest atmospheric natural gas release, officials said.

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Southern California home sales jump 24%, but there’s a catch

Home sales in Southern California rose 24 percent in November from a year earlier as the market benefited from a couple of timing quirks, a research firm said Tuesday.

Sales made big annual gains in all six counties, said Irvine-based CoreLogic. Prices also rose.

Last month the region’s sales of new and previously owned houses and condominiums rose from 15,728 a year earlier to 19,530, the company said.

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Southern California homebuying sees fastest November in four years

Southern Californians last month snapped up homes at the fastest November pace in four years, CoreLogic reported Tuesday.

The six-county region recorded 19,530 sales last month, up 24.1 percent vs. a year ago – the most-active November since 2012. However, house hunting has not returned to its historic pace.

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El Torito, Acapulco owner Real Mex closes 6 restaurants as it negotiates a major acquisition

As Real Mex Restaurants negotiates the acquisition of a chain to accelerate its growth, the Cypress-based company announced the closure of six restaurants this week in Southern California.

The locations include an Acapulco in Los Angeles, El Torito restaurants in Burbank, Long Beach (PCH), Riverside and Temecula and an El Torito Grill in Torrance.

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Water main repairs close part of Topanga Canyon Boulevard through Thursday

Motorists will have to find alternate routes for a stretch of busy Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Canoga Park the next couple days thanks to a water main break, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

All northbound lanes of the roadway from Vanowen Street to Sherman Way will be closed through Thursday, the LADWP said in a statement Tuesday.

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