PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A pet groomer who appeared on a pair of reality TV shows has pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to a carport at his Pasadena apartment building. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that Artis Willie Knox, who starred in the Animal Planet program "Beverly Hills Groomer," is expected to get more than five years in prison when he's sentenced next month. Prosecutors say Knox torched the carport because he could not afford his rent and hoped the fire would allow him to stay longer.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Two drivers involved in a Los Angeles-area car crash each suffered hundreds of bee stings after one of the vehicles hit a tree and disturbed a hive. One of the motorists jumped into a backyard swimming pool to escape the bees after the collision yesterday in La Canada Flintridge. A deputy found the 17-year-old girl who was driving the other car covered in bees and sprayed her with a fire extinguisher. Both drivers were treated at a hospital.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Homicide detectives are investigating after a smoldering body was found on a dirt road in San Diego County. U-T San Diego reports deputies responded before dawn Sunday to a report of a body on fire just off Sequan Truck Trail in the Alpine area in the Cleveland National Forest east of downtown San Diego.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. New figures show nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, the highest total since 1956. Ridership on Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority light-rail trains increased 6 percent over 2012.
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