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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.
Politics

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.
SoCal, What's Good?

Donut Farm

What it is:
Few phrases are more SoCal than "organic vegan donut." But if you're skeptical, let Donut Farm make you a believer. Tucked away in an unassuming Echo Park plaza, the low-key spot has a small fan base that swears by Donut Farm's banana fritters, Candycap donuts (made from mushrooms!) and vegan latte bar.
Why it's cool:
Vegans and omnivores alike stop by for uncommon flavors like roasted red chili, matcha and a Donut Farm original dubbed "WTF" (whiskey, tangerine and fig).
You should know:
Pay careful attention to your GPS as you're heading down Sunset: the Donut Farm storefront is small and can be easy to miss. But, there's free parking once you arrive.