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POSTED June 23, 2014 6:01 p.m.

• MOUNTAIN LION FOUND IN BACKYARD: SACRAMENTO (AP) — A mountain lion is back in the wild after it was found in the backyard of a Sacramento home. The Sacramento Bee reports that the animal was discovered on Saturday night inside the fenced in yard. Sacramento police and a California Department of Fish and Wildlife warden helped tranquilize and capture it. It was released back into the wild on Sunday. The young male mountain lion weighed 70 pounds and was about 1 and ½ years old.

• FIREFIGHTERS FREE PUP FROM WHEEL: BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Firefighters in Bakersfield, California, had to rescue a pit bull from a tight spot. The puppy had its head stuck through the hub of an automobile wheel when its owner brought it to a Kern County fire station on Friday. Fire Department spokesman Brandon Hill says two firefighters used vegetable oil to ease the dog’s head out of the hole. The little pooch, named Junior, has returned to live with its owner and seven siblings.

• STREET SIGN ALLOWED 1-MINUTE PARKING: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motorists in Los Angeles are known to chafe at the city’s confusing parking restrictions and pricey penalties, but an erroneous street sign spotted last week had drivers scratching their heads. The sign said “1 minute parking” and was posted near the intersection of San Vicente Boulevard and Montana Avenue. A photo of the sign went viral online, eliciting amusement and outrage alike. Transportation department spokesman Jonathan Hui confirmed that the sign was a typo, not a prank. Hui says the transit agency didn’t receive a formal complaint about the 60-second parking window, but a staff member noticed the online chatter and reported it for repairs. The faulty sign was replaced Friday with a “1 hour parking” sign.

• ACTOR TAKEI HONORED GAY PRIDE MONTH: SACRAMENTO (AP) — Former “Star Trek” actor George Takei is being recognized by the California Legislature as part of its celebration of LGBT Pride Month. He was among several people honored Monday in the Assembly and Senate. In the Assembly, the introduction for Takei noted his work in improving relations between the U.S. and Japan and serving as a spokesman for gay rights.

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