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Wednesday morning mayhem across Southern California

April 30, 2008 |  9:47 am

Tape A 10-year-old Riverside area boy playing in a sand pile dies after being buried.... Fire hits the intersection of Hollywood & Vine....Police allege that a Santa Ana man who drove his SUV off a cliff was trying to kill himself and the two boys he was carrying after a dispute with the boys' mother (LAT and OC Register)....Gang members wielding a skateboard beat up and robbed a Marine while walking on Redondo Beach's Esplanade.... After spending more than 30 years as a fugitive, a San Diego mother who walked away from a Detroit prison in the 1970s has finally been caught.... The owner of L'Opera and other Long Beach restaurants was tied up and robbed at his Rancho Palos Verdes home.... Avocado thieves arrested in Camarillo.... Truckers and motorists driving on the 10 Freeway in Riverside County should prepare for high winds.

--Jesus Sanchez

Photo: Los Angeles Times