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Fallen tree

Steve Topjian walks along the trunk of a 90-foot pine tree that fell in the frontyard of his neighbors' home on Hatteras Street in Van Nuys. An estimated 500 homes and businesses were without electricity Tuesday morning because the tree took down some power lines, according to the Los Angele Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times