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As LA's Biggest Wildfire Blazes, Hundreds Flee

La Tuna wildfire near Burbank has already burned 5K acres amid 'erratic' winds

(Newser) - Houston is underwater, but Los Angeles is on fire as the largest wildfire in its history burned at least 5,000 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate amid scorching temperatures and unpredictable winds of up to 50mph. "The La Tuna Canyon Fire is an emergency that requires... More »

7-Eleven Clerk's Mistake Wins Man $380K

Man says ticket sold to him wasn't what he wanted, but he kept it anyway

(Newser) - A KTLA reporter said in a news segment yesterday that the biggest mistake she's ever made at a 7-Eleven is coming out with nachos and a Slurpie at 2:20am—but she then (somewhat jealously) noted that that error didn't net her almost $400,000. Her envious reference:... More »

Cash-Stuffed Envelopes Hit a 4th City

Anonymous millionaire moves on to Burbank, Calif.

(Newser) - Cash-stuffed envelopes first appeared in San Fransisco , then San Jose and Los Angeles . Now, an anonymous millionaire operating the Twitter account @HiddenCash has shared his wealth with Burbank, Calif. KTLA reports a man and a coworker were lucky enough to find $135 near the huge Empire Center after a clue... More »

Free Tomorrow in LA? Karaoke With Porn Stars

If you're in the industry, or want to be, hit Sardo's on Tuesday

(Newser) - Karaoke and porn are about as popular as pastimes get—and if you’re free tomorrow night you can combine ‘em at a Los Angeles-area bar. Industry types started hanging out at Sardo’s —which also hosts G-rated Family Fridays—a few years ago, and now on Tuesdays,... More »

Jury Clears Doctors in Ritter Case

Actor ignored earlier medical advice, panel decides

(Newser) - A California jury today cleared two doctors of negligence in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of actor John Ritter, the LA Times reports. Lawyers charged that doctors failed to properly treat and diagnose Ritter when he arrived at hospital in 2003 complaining of chest pain and nausea. The... More »

Peacock Flies Burbank Coop

NBC is moving operations to new studios near Universal

(Newser) - NBC Universal is pulling up stakes at its legendary Burbank studio home of 50 years and moving to new facilities across from Universal Studios in Hollywood. The company will switch operations to a massive new complex in 2011. The center will have a street-side studio modeled after the "Today"... More »

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