Friday's Headlines. No Surprises.

  • 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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