- The small but shallow earthquake that sloshed around at 1:47 p.m. settled at mgnitude 4.2, centered under the Santa Clarita side of the San Gabriels. SCEDC
- The jury could not agree on a charge to convict Oxnard teenager Brandon McInerney of in the junior high school killing of gay classmate Larry King, and the judge declared a mistrial.
- A Cal State San Bernardino kiniseology professor who allegedly led a chapter of the Devils Diciples motorcycle gang was charged Thursday with heading up a methamphetamine drug ring. LAT
- Heal the Bay president Mark Gold played hooky today and took his son to see the big waves at The Wedge.
- L.A. Kings TV announcer Bob Miller agreed to stay with the hockey team at least two more years, which would give him 40.
- The Los Angeles Times, California Watch and Pro Publica all have multiple entries as finalists in this year's Online News Association awards. Romenesko
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