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Extra, Extra: 3.8 Earthquake Shakes the OC

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  • A 3.8 magnitude earthquake shook Yorba Linda shortly before 5 p.m. There were no reports of damage or injuries.
  • George Oldfield, 72, a longtime Riverside resident will compete this week at the 36th annual International Whistlers Convention in Louisburg, North Carolina. This is his sixth convention and the fourth time competing (last year he was a finalist). "He plans to whistle the country song "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," because his 91-year-old mother-in-law requested it."
  • Are you practicing Twitter-quette? Oh yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to use Twitter. You better recognize!
  • Some dude was doing the "laser pointer thing" at jet pilots, interfering with their landing and now he might go to jail for up to 20 years. Dana Christian Welch, 37, was convicted of shining a handheld laser at passenger jets at John Wayne Airport the night of May 21, 2008. Really, buddy?
  • The ASPCA is holding the first annual Wag ‘Wag-n-Walk’ this Saturday in Venice. Dog owners and their dogs are welcome to come down and do the 1.5 mile dog walk then stick around for all kinds of other festivities.
  • A 72-year-old Costa Mesa man wasarrested for allegedly robbing the Wachovia bank located at 3201 Newport Blvd. in Newport Beach. He brandished a gun during a robbery and Police found him at the bar (where else?) a short time after.
  • Early this morning a commuter bus caught fire on the 101 near Calabasas and 30 people were treated for minor smoke inhalation.
  • Deneshio Samuel Lankford, 22, of Long Beach is being arrained on Friday for the 100mph car crash he caused in 2007 that left two dead. He is charged with "two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter by unlawful act with gross negligence and faces a maximum sentence of seven years and four months in state prison if convicted."