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Alleged avocado thieves had big guacamole plans for Cinco de Mayo

May 7, 2010 |  9:22 am

Avocado theft: Two hundred pounds of avocados were taken from a Riverside farm on Cinco de Mayo. The alleged perpetrators were booked for felony grand theft, according to the Riverside Press Enterprise:

Aaron Brady Smith, 23, and Randy Paul Navarro, 24, both of Wildomar, were booked Wednesday into the Southwest Detention Center in French Valley on suspicion of converting more than $100 worth of real estate -- the avocados -- into personal property, which is grand theft.

Mother's Day restaurants: The Huffington Post has a list of restaurants they're recommending for Mothers Day, but good luck getting reservations this late in the game:

Moms deserve the spotlight. Thankfully, L.A. restaurants have given all us guilty and grateful children a number of options to provide her the appropriate illumination. Some places are offering moments to reminisce over ricotta pancakes and frittatas; others are set on getting you and the matriarch stuffed and sloshed.

Jane Wayne Day? Camp Pendleton hosted a day for Marine Corps wives to experience what their husbands do on a regular basis. According to the Orange County Register, they learned to fight, fired off guns, and covered their faces in war paint:

The shooting exercise was one of several activities about 100 women participated in Thursday during Camp Pendleton's Jane Wayne Day. The goal was to get Marine Corps spouses out on the field to show them what it's like to be part of the 5th Marine Regiment, known as the "Fighting Fifth."

-- Anthony Pesce

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