- Silver Lake resident Robert Stone was among the more than 100 Californians who killed himself last year under the state’s new right-to-die law. The 69-year-old, who was suffering from bone marrow cancer, took a lethal dose of secobarbital in September after watching a final sunset from his Silver Lake home. L.A. Times
- A brush fire scorched about two acres in the 4000 block of Mission Road in Lincoln Heights early Sunday night before firefighters knocked it down in about an hour. There were no reports of injuries or structure damage. MyNewsLA
- The North Central Animal Shelter in Lincoln Heights is seeking additional volunteers to temporarily foster pets this month to handle the large influx of dogs and cats that have become lost and frightened by holiday fireworks. L.A. Animal Services
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