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The Orange County wildfires continue to burn in the Cleveland National Forest. Firefighers say they're making progress; more than 500 are on the scene. But the region's red flag conditions continue. Authorities have issued a public health alert for the smoke in OC and in Long Beach too.

A Burbank man was sentenced to a year in jail for sitting outside a Best Buy collecting cash for Katrina victims about two weeks after the hurricane hit. He had no plans to hand the $2,000 he'd gotten to the Red Cross.

LAist contributor Zach Behrens describes what it's like to be the guy bouncing off a windshield.

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Rebecca Webb Carranza, the mother of the tortilla chip, has died at 98. Oh Rebecca, you cause us such poundage. And joy.