ROBBINS RETURNS: Alan Robbins is back in...

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ROBBINS RETURNS: Alan Robbins is back in the spotlight. Granted, it’s as the key witness in yet another Sacramento corruption trial, but the former San Fernando Valley state senator is holding center stage once more (A3). . . . The convicted felon’s stories of deceit are captivating courtroom audiences. “It’s very easy in the atmosphere of the Capitol,” he testified, “to stray from the path that one comes there to follow.”

VOTING BLOCK: This could be one time when there are more candidates than voters. Scores of candidates--82 in all--are running for a clutch of school and water boards in the Antelope Valley. That giant slate is proving a bit bewildering, say local pols. . . . The Nov. 2 contests have generated little interest, eclipsed instead by the school voucher initiative, Prop. 174 (B16).

FLYING HIGH: Who would drive all the way out to Edwards Air Force Base, in the remote Antelope Valley and 90 miles from Los Angeles, to see an air show? About 225,000 people, give or take a few. . . . The large crowd trekked to the Mojave Desert to see a variety of high-tech aircraft, from fighter planes and cargo craft (above), to the B2 stealth bomber, making its first appearance at an air show (B1).


COACH INJURED: Charles Wade, an assistant football coach at Canyon High School, suffered a spinal cord injury in an automobile accident Friday night. Wade was driving home after the Canyon-Burroughs football game when his vehicle was struck from behind by another car driven by a Canyon student. Wade, who was partially paralyzed after the accident, is in guarded condition at a Mission Hills hospital (C14).

TODAY: Calabasas Days Pumpkin Festival begins at 9:30 and continues until dusk at Paramount Ranch in Agoura. (From the Ventura Freeway, take the Kanan Road exit south, then turn left on Cornell Road. Follow it until you see the gate on the right for Paramount Ranch.) Admission: $7.50 general, $6.50 seniors and teen-agers 13 to 17, $3.75 children 4 to 12, and free for children 3 and younger. Information: (818) 591-2177.