- Everest, take two: A 65-year-old Costa Mesa man was 330 feet from Mt. Everest's summit last time around. This time, he says he'll make it.
- Wait, what? Yesterday, the word on the street was that unionized grocery workers had decided to strike. Now the OC Reg reports they're holding off.
- Layoffs on the horizon: A lack of funds could cost 18 full-time classified employees their jobs in Irvine Unified.
- Best tap? Long Beach and Anaheim's tap water placed in the top five of the nation's best-tasting, according to a contest judged by hundreds of U.S. mayors.