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AM news: lions, dining and bikes. Oh my!

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We have a weather condition! Indeed, it is raining. Don't worry, it won't last.

While news helicopters swarmed overhead and CNN broadcast the scene, Altadena residents were preoccupied with the welfare of the mountain lion that had wandered into a backyard yesterday. "We just want to make sure they don't have to kill it," one man told the LA Times. Our favorite detail: the mountain lion may have been hoping to have two plastic lawn deer for lunch.

Who says the Valley doesn't have culture? The Daily News checks into a remodeled Woodland Hills restaurant with art, wood paneling and a conference room. Oh, it's a McDonald's.

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While efforts continue to preserve the hillside over the Hollywood sign, South Bay activists have given up hope of preserving the West Bluffs. The Daily Breeze reports that "114 palatial new houses" will be built on the hilltop across from Loyola Marymount.

In LA, bicycle riders are a progressive force — but in San Diego, they're positively criminal. A man robbed a bank there yesterday and pedaled away on his getaway bike.