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Extra, Extra - No More Butterflies After Tomorrow

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  • Don't forget to enter our Labor Day Weekend Contest with the prize to see AIR at the Greek Amphitheater later this month.
  • Recent major events for the Los Angeles Fire Department include a fire last night in North Hills contained to a 12 x 12 foot room where a twenty-something male in serious condition with smoke inhalation and an air ambulance rescue for a two-year-old boy who fell from a pony, dragging him near 30 feet.
  • "I only capsized 4 times." Another brave soul kayaks the LA River and river tour guide (two tours this upcoming weekend) is ecstatic: "I love it when people treat the L.A. River like a river."
  • Pavilion of Wings, "a butterfly zoo," has its last exhibition tomorrow at the Natural History Museum.
  • How green is Burning Man? Tree-less paper, bio-deisal power and a "leave no trace" philosophy.
  • Team USA take 4 honors at the Brighton World Mustache Competition. A 23-year-old man from San Francisco won the "Full Natural Beard" (it was the "orange fuzz" I tell ya). Story at CBS2, Pictures at Yahoo.
  • 240,207 acres burned, $117 million and two-months, the Zaca Fire near Santa Barbara is expected to be contained by tonight.
  • Los Angeles philanthropist Robert Ahmanson died yesterday at age 80. He supported the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A., UCLA, CalArts, Thalians Mental Health Center and much more.

Photo by retro traveler via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr