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AT&T Plans To Buy DirecTV
Get ready for even less competition in television service, as telecom megalith AT&T is planning to buy El Segundo-based DirecTV for $49 billion.
CNBC reports that the deal will expand AT&T's bandwidth on their strained Internet lines by pushing viewers over to satellite TV service - that is, assuming the merger is approved by the government. DirecTV will remain based in El Segundo for now. AT&T's headquarters are in Dallas.
No word on whether this means DirecTV subscribers will be able to watch Dodgers games anytime soon, but we're not holding our breath: the merger is expected to take a year to complete.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.