- Apologetic at gunpoint: The Oxford-shirt-and-khaki-pants-donning man known as the "Irreconcilable Bandit" held up his 16th bank Monday—a California National Bank in Newport Beach. He repeatedly apologized to the teller, saying he was going through "hard times" and needed the money, said the FBI.
- Coastal curiosity: Giant squid started washing up on San Pedro's shore last Wednesday. And they're still rolling in. Before that, they were showing up in San Diego.
- Good news, bad news: The good news is: Crime is down in Irvine (now the safest city in America three years running). The bad? It's up countywide.
- Today in court: Testimony continues in the trial of Donna Prentice, who was accused of killing her 3-year-old daughter 38 years ago.