200-acre Culver-area brushfire destroys 2 vacation homes

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres into the Culver area, burning two vacation homes and several outbuldings  About 60 residents were evacuated for hours as crews battled on the ground and from the air to stop the flames.

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Notable mayors in U.S. history

POSTED: 10:03 AM PST February 1, 2013    UPDATED: 10:45 AM PST February 28, 2013 

Outspoken former New York City mayor Ed Koch died today died of congestive heart failure at the age of 88. Take a look at other notable mayors from around the U.S.

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Ed Koch, the outspoken former New York City mayor who typically greeted constituents with a "How'm I doin'?" died Friday at the age of 88. After serving three terms as mayor, he practiced law, hosted a radio show, was a newspaper columnist and made countless appearances on TV series as himself. Koch's ebullient personality made him a particular notable and popular public figure nationwide.

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