This Week's Most Commented & Recommended
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Welcoming Drew Doughty to the LA Kings: "There's a new hockey player in town. He's 6' 1, 219 pounds, 18 years old and from Canada. Meet defenseman Drew Doughty, who was the Los Angeles Kings' 1st round choice and 2nd overall in the 2008 NHL draft."
Road Rage Motorist vs. Cyclists on Mandeville Canyon Road (also our #1 Commented post): Cyclist Christian Stoehr tells the story best: "[Fellow cyclist Ron Peterson and I] were riding downhill at approximately 30 mph when a car came up behind us, must have been doing 50 mph, and the driver started honking at us. We moved to the right in single file within seconds and the motorist pulled along Ron and started screaming at him. He then pulled in front of us with 3-5 feet to spare and slammed on his brakes, giving us no time to stop. I swerved and almost made it, clipping the car and flying through the air and landing in the street. Ron had no room to move and he went straight into the back of the car, putting his face through the back window."
Mandeville Canyon Motorist Vs. Bicycle Incident Deemed 'Road Rage'*: The official verdict of the July 4 incident involving a 58-year-old physician in his vehicle versus two bicyclists near the doctor's Mandeville Canyon home is that the encounter is classified as "Road Rage." (Charges were filed against Thompson this week, on his 59th birthday, as a matter of fact.)