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  • USC won its opener against the University of Minnesota. Here was the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's take: "Like newlyweds trying to put together an Ikea bedroom set, the Gophers spent half of Saturday's season opener against No. 25 USC trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together, and their confusion ultimately doomed them to a 19-17 defeat." UCLA didn't fare as well.
  • Lenny Kravitz is a rock star who moonlights as an interior decorator.
  • Investigators say the Cajon Pass blaze started on the freeway, but it's not clear yet whether it was a cigarette or an overheated car.
  • More on the fire ignition beat: a fire in Lake Elsinore got started when a bird flew into a power line.
  • A Hollywood Boulevard Superman really did save the day when a thief tried to sell him some hot collectibles.
  • There's a crackdown on driveway parking in Silver Lake.
  • The great white shark population is not on the rise in SoCal.