It's Thursday -- just one more day to the weekend. (Why is it that short weeks always seem longer?)
As weary firefighters work to out-flank the two-week old Station Fire, which threatened Mt. Wilson, officials are already planning for the next one. LAT
Contract workers at LAX get a pay hike.
The west-bound Pomona (60) Freeway is a mess this morning due to a flipped big rig. Daily News
A $2.5 billion order for 10 more C-17 cargo planes could keep the Boeing plant in Long Beach alive through 2012. Press-Telegram
You know all those people standing up on paddle boards all over the SoCal coast? The NYT catches on to the trend. NYT
Will Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach succeed in merging their fire departments? It depends on who you ask. Daily Breeze
Another prefab rising in Venice. Curbed LA
Some thoughts from Rick Orlov on the one-year anniversary of the horrific Metrolink crash. Sausage Factory
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