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  • A balcony collapsed last night around 9 p.m. in San Pedro, leaving the eight adults who fell about 8-10 feet in the accident with mild to moderate injuries.
  • No injuries are reported in a small fire that tore through several garages and an apartment building this moring in the Hollywood Hills, according to ABC7. The fire took place at 8054 Fareholm Drive in the Laurel Canyon area, and the cause is as yet unknown.
  • The price tag for fixing LAUSD's out of control payroll system could reportedly be in excess of $210 million. Although the percentage of employees reporting errors on their checks has dropped significantly, the system is still entangled in a nasty backlog of over and underpayments, and clashes between those brought on to fix it and those anxiously awaiting the fix keep this a hot button issue in the district.
  • A third sister in Long Beach house fire has died of her injuries. The Times is reporting"Jocelin Aviles died at 9:24 a.m. [Saturday] at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, authorities said. The girl had suffered a heart attack and had burns on about 18% of her body." Fire officials believe a space heater caused the deadly blaze.
  • Police have booked a 46-year-old "pickup truck driver who ran a red light and struck a motorcyclist, dragging him under the vehicle for about a block early today" on charges of drunk driving. The accident took place around 1 a.m. "on Vernon Avenue where it crosses the Harbor (110) Freeway, said Los Angeles police." The suspect gave chase on foot after abandoning his car at Vernon and Broadway but was caught by the LAPD. The motorcyclist was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for his injuries.

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