- Dismantled Pride: The Pride of Newport, a replica riverboat that's been a local landmark for 43 years, has been sentenced to death by dismantlement — which started yesterday.
- Back from the border: A "career criminal" deported around a month ago is back and already stirring things up — allegedly dropping his pants before a woman in Lake Forest and peeking through a window to watch a 12-year-old boy emerge from the shower.
- Up, up and away: The 75-foot-diameter helium balloon that will hover over Irvine's Great Park is projected to run a $500,000 annual deficit, reports the Times.
- Aaw: Earlier in the month, two pit bulls killed Nan Haacker's beloved pet poodle. So the Tustin Police Officers Association drummed up some dough and bought her a new one.