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Brush fire threatens homes in La Verne

Dozens of firefighters aided by fixed-wing aircraft responded to a fire near Live Oak Canyon in La Verne late Sunday afternoon. Police issued voluntary evacuations for nearby residents.
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Former California GOP Senate leader Dave Cogdill dies

Cogdill served three terms in the state Assembly and was the Senate Republican leader from 2008 to 2009, during the worst budget crises in California's history. He helped craft a budget deal with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democrats to close a $42-billion shortfall.
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Phantasma Gloria

What it is:
One man's trash is another man's homage to the sun. Phantasma Gloria is a collection of bottles, beads and wire, sculpted together to make "Earth's first vast glass sun catcher." And it is vast: the installation has grown to be over 37 feet tall and 50 feet long (and still growing)!
Why it's cool:
Stand back to see clear shapes, including dolphins and a Virgen de Guadalupe. Get close to see countless refractions of the world around you.
You should know:
Phantasma Gloria is an incredible sight any day of the week, but artist Randlett Lawrence recommends visiting on sunny mornings, ideally at 9 a.m. in the winter or 10 a.m. in the summer.