"Forecasters thought Hurricane Linda would be the first in history to slam into California's shores," says Mark Wheeler. "Californians were quick to respond, boarding up windows, stocking up on food, waxing their surfboards."
* Prime time TV has discovered religion as three new shows about pastors and "Teen Angel" join last season's "Touched by an Angel" this fall. "Network execs don't talk about target audiences any more. They now call them 'the multitudes.' " (Bob Mills)
* "A New Jersey man accused of robbing a little girl's lemonade stand was arrested after he attempted to snatch a purse from an 82-year-old woman. The man swears his next victim would have been Evander Holyfield." (Johnny Robish)
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