- Stained: The deeper the LA Times reads into Sheriff Mike Carona's indictment, the more ugliness they find. Today's tidbit: the sheriff and his wife allegedly received $25,000 from a paintball firm for getting primo placement at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Note that Mrs. Carona is president of the fair board.
- As of Thursday: The Santiago Fire is fully contained after two and a half weeks of hell.
- Copycat move or coincidence? On Tuesday, in a blog entry titled "Churros, anyone?" OCW's Amanda Parsons talked about Disneyland closing the "It's A Small World" attraction to revamp the ride to accommodate heavier passengers. Today, the LAT has the same story. Check out the line they used to end it.
Sad way to go: The man killed in Wednesday's wood-chipper accident in Tustin was identified Thursday as Gabriel Gonzales-Ferrer, 24, of Orange:
The tree service worker "was standing at the back end of the chipper, throwing branches into it with his co-workers nearby," said Sgt. Pat Welch of the Tustin Police Department. "One of them looked over, and he was gone."
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