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Extra, Extra: Beating the Disco Inferno

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  • In an attempt to avoid the voter confusion rampant in the state during this year's Super Tuesday balloting, LA County officials are doing their best to educate the public about the InkaVote Plus system, including the audio options for disabled and multilingual voters.
  • It seems "fire season" in the Southland is now a year-round thing. After yesterday's Griffith Park fire comes news of another fire, this one in Pomona, which is burning over 25-acres and near to homes.
  • LA's flat track Derby team, the Angel City Deby Girls have an intra-leaue bout tomorrow night at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. See the photos from their last game.
  • Metrolink riders commuting through Placentia this morning may have arrived to work late with a unique excuse: Their rides were delayed due to a despondent 18-year-old man's wish to commit suicide by laying down on the tracks.
  • An accident this afternoon in North Hills involving a Metro bus and another vehicle sent three people to the hospital with injuries.
  • Two men behind the illegal selling of body parts through UCLA's Willed Body Program have been indicted for their crimes, including "conspiracy to commit a crime, grand theft and grand theft of personal property."
  • Residents of Monrovia angered over recently erected billboards as "part of a campaign by the Monrovia Police Officers' Association to gain support for its position during contract negotiations with the city" plan to rally in protest tonight at the police station.
  • A toast to you, Mister Mondavi. Legendary California vintner Robert Mondavi died today at the age of 94.
  • And for you fashionistas, today was day one of a three-day preview of designer Rogan Gregory's new line for the exclusive, upscale, sophisticated mecca of haute couture known as Target, hitting the racks at Barney's. Fashion Intelligentsia has the pics of the duds.