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Extra, Extra - 'Hey Mister' You're Under Arrest

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-- 15 teams of sheriff's deputies and undercovers nabbed 58 people across Southern California Saturday on suspicion of providing alcohol to minors. It was the was the largest one-day "hey mister / shoulder tap" sting operation in state history. -

-- A wildfire north of Anaheim charred 2,000+ acres and threatened homes. It's still burning, as is a smaller fire near Corona. Do your best to not burn down your neighborhood -- it's hot, very dry, and there's no rain in the forecast. - Metroblogging LA, LAFD, photos here and here.

-- After practicing with Pete Sampras in LA, top-seeded Roger Federer's 41-match winning streak came to an abrupt end at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells. Unranked Argentine Guillermo Canas took him in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2. - Baseline Blog, BBC.

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-- UCLA got a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tourney after barely showing up for the Pac 10 tournament. USC is in with a 5 seed. Full bracket here - Yahoo! Sports.

-- Jackie Chan is going to film a PSA for Lee Baca's Sheriff Dept. in a brilliant initiative to hype Rush Hour 3 attract more Asian-Americans to the LAPD. "I'm the police ambassador in Taiwan, Japan, Honk Kong, China, everywhere, first time in America, thank you very much,'' Chan said. He then ghost rode the sheriff's whip, climbed up the nearest wall, and was out of there - LA County Sheriff's Dept,

AP Photo by Mark J. Terrill