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Extra, Extra: 210 Fwy, Tortoise Torture, Hillside Burglars

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· The 210 freeway's last 7.25 mile stretch will open Tuesday, thus completing its route.
· A 17-year-old girl dinged her car when out too late with her boyfriend. Fearing her strict father and his would-be punishment, she told the police a made up story about being kidnapped from Valley College, locked in a trunk and left on a dirt road near Santa Clarita.
· "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says he didn't use a penny of taxpayer money to finance his romance with a TV newscaster."
· Don't torture tortoises! A man in Ventura did.
· The Plague found in the Angeles Forest. Be scared, be scared! Never go outside again!
· $50,000-dollar reward for tips leading police to the 'Hillside Burglars' who have been hitting West Side homes.
· Sneak preview of the new Ralphs downtown -- it looks like a Ralphs.
· Militant Angeleno would like to be the next Huell Howser on KCET.

Photo by Stephanie Asher via the LAist Featured Photos Pool on Flickr