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  • To the north of us, the hunt is still on for the bear who attacked and mauled a hiker east of Bakersfield. Once the bear is caught he will be euthanized.
  • Famous for being a celebrity's wife and mom, the widowed Candy Spelling will be bidding adieu in about a year to her tenancy in the largest home in LA County. She has bought a $47 million condo that's currently being built in Century City instead. Hope the new pad can accommodate a "wrapping room."
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