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Orange County Register: It's all cars, all the time! The driver killed in the early morning Newport Beach crash that severed and mangled a $140,000 '04 Ferrari is identified as "Mask," Huntington Beach's 45-year-old mixed-martial arts promoter and TapouT clothing company founder Charles Lewis Jr. Police arrested the driver of a '77 Porsche, 51-year-old Jeff David Kirby of Costa Mesa, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. . . . Another crash, this time in Anaheim and involving a new gray BMW 530i and a Mazda Navajo, left a 69-year-old man seriously injured. No arrests were made. . . . Viken Keuylian, 45 of Laguna Hills, the owner of Lamborghini Orange County, formerly the world's largest Lamborghini dealership, has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal fraud for bilking $12 million from the finance company that fronted him money to sell the luxury cars. . . . A Los Alamitos resident has filed a $5,000 lawsuit against the city, a construction company and a portable toilet provider in connection with an arson fire in a port-a-potty that destroyed his '97 Isuzu Rodeo. . . . An early morning fire caused an estimated $1.5 million damage to a Fullerton auto-body shop. Burning cars and chemicals made it a bitch for the 48 firefighters who responded.
Los Angeles Times: The state's intragency Climate Action Team issued a report telling Californians how to deal with coming floods, erosion and rising sea levels spurred by global warming. . . . Irvine-based Fisker Automotive says its plug-in hybrids will run on a Canadian battery. . . . Low-level exposure to ozone -- you know, the nasty stuff in the air huffed particularly by folks in LA, the IE and OC's most-inland communities -- is deadly over time, reports the New England Journal of Medicine. . . . Ducks GM Bob Murray gave coach Randy Carlyle a vote of confidence after Anaheim's latest win. . . . Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon dropped 37 on UC Riverside in the Titans' first-round Big West tournament win.