Orange County Register: The first Orange County Starbucks targeted for closure is (drum roll, please) . . . the one at 24502 Del Prado, Dana Point. . . . Based on the photo that pops up (and out!) when you open this, a flotation device turned out for The Real Housewives of Orange County casting call at South Coast Plaza. . . . Cypress cops Tasered a dude about to take a pool cue to a convicted drug dealer. . . . Sheriff's investigators believe they are zeroing in on whoever is shooting out car windows in Lake Forest, Laguna Hills and Trabuco Canyon. . . . Michell Fugate, 34, of Irvine, is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail at the Huntington Beach city jail in connection with a suspected arson fire at a Clay Avenue apartment. It was unclear at press time how Fugate is tied to the unit. (UPDATE: a commenter below claims Fugate owns the building. Hmmm, the plot thickens!)
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Los Angeles Times: With the plug pulled on his Orange County column after more than 18 years, Dana Parsons comes roaring back with a story on a man suffering from anorexia nervosa. Brian Bixler, 39, 5-foot-9 and 82 lbs., looks very much like Christian Bale in that one move. . . . Travelscape's Tim Poster lists his $6.9 million Laguna Beach home. . . . Former Rancho Santa Margarita resident Craig Stevens, 49, who is currently serving a sentence for embezzling $147,000 from his Costa Mesa employer, is arraigned today on bigamy charges.. . . . Use the Metrolink out of Orange? The commuter rail service may raise fares up to 5.5 percent this year. . . . In the highly unanticipated Battle for LA, the flipping Dogs beat our Halos, 6-2. The most amazing feat was witnessing a veteran in the twilight of his career but still at the top of his game. A red cap off to you, Vin Scully.