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  • Don't's fire season. Today the OC Register takes a look at what their county learned from last year's terrible fires.
  • Power lines took center stage last week when it was determined they were at the root of the Sesnon fire that raged through Porter Ranch and surrounding areas. Now LA County is looking into ways to regulate all power lines.
  • Yes, we live in a "blue" state, but for a long time the San Fernando Valley has been "red" which is why it's interesting to see how what was once "Reagan Territory" has shifted politically.
  • A Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a burglary suspect in Lynwood yesterday. The man was emerging from a store's broken window and the officer thought the suspect was reaching for a gun when he fired.
  • "Open-Open-Open" turns to "Close-Close-Close" for Mervyns. The 149-store chain 59-year-old is closing its doors and going out of business.
  • Actor Andy Dick is facing the consequences of his unruly behavior. He's been ordered to serve three years of probation and will have to wear an alcohol monitor for the next year as part of his sentence for charges brought against him in Riverside County.
  • The LAPD arrested "Soul Train" creator and host Donald Cornelius last night on suspicion of felony domestic violence. The 72-year-old spent the night in jail.
  • Were you part of the celebration last night when local political blog Mayor Sam celebrated its 4th anniversary?