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Barbara Sinatra, or "Lady Blue Eyes," was a model and Las Vegas showgirl prior to marrying Frank Sinatra and was married to him longer than any of his other wives. #PatchCalifornia

"Lady Blue Eyes," as she was known, was a staple of the Coachella Valley community.
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The footage is disturbing to watch. "I was horrified to see something like this happening this day and age. I just couldn’t believe it." (via Miami Patch)

Mark Quartiano hunts sharks for a living but he was disgusted by a video that appeared to show men dragging a shark to its death in Florida.
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The sound of rain was a little shocking this afternoon in nearby La Quinta.
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Had to share this adorable video of the zebras at The Living Desert. It's also on our website.
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Rain in the desert! Another sign fall has finally arrived.
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The intense video shows the brave customer as he stopped the would-be robber using nothing more than a chair and courage. #PatchCalifornia

SeaWorld announced the end of its breeding program in March 2016 and Kyara became the last orca born in captivity at a SeaWorld park when she arrived in April. #PatchCalifornia

Veterinarians treated 3-month old Kyara for an infection last weekend, but her health continued to decline, the company said.
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Patch loves photos! Share your best local photos with Patch and YOUR work could be featured. Email your submissions to autumn.johnson@patch.com. Be sure to include your name, the city, location of the photo and date.

Your state, your shot: photos you take and Patch shares.
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"Today, I flew on the set of a nightmare." #PatchCalifornia

The Bay Area woman on a California flight was met with a stinky surprise: a pair of feet, toes wiggling to close a plane window.
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The teen died just two days before she was to celebrate her quinceañera. #PatchCalifornia

Obdulia Sanchez, 18, may have been using Instagram live in the disturbing, alleged DUI crash that left her sister, 14, dead.
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Smell anything funny outside?

Eau De Rotten Eggs, anyone?
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Missed it? Here's what you need to know about the Discovery Channel's Shark Week stunt.

The Discovery Channel's Shark Week stunt disappointed many viewers but left room for a rematch.
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It was a special night for dozens of foster youth in Riverside County, as they were each outfitted with a new pair of shoes. What's more, each pair was handed over by MLB star Matt Shoemaker, pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2uQAvrU

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Trending Across Patch: Police were alerted after a victim who managed to escape begged a bystander for water, finding the dead among 38 others in the truck. (from San Antonio Patch)

Police were alerted after a victim who managed to escape begged a bystander for water, finding the dead among 38 others in the truck.
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Whether you're looking for breaking or bizarre news, or sweet or silly stories, we've rounded up some of the most newsworthy articles from the past week. #PatchCalifornia

Take a look back at some of the top news stories across California over the past week. Do you have a favorite?
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This wasn't just a small, pint-sized tortoise. This tortoise weighed as much a person! #PatchCalifornia

The legislation was prompted by the tragic death of 27-year-old Erica Alonso. #PatchCalifornia

Erica's Law goes into effect in 2018, offering more time to authorities in prosecuting someone who dumps a body to conceal a crime.
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Wait, should we be worried? #SharkWeek

Coincidence that fins are popping up on the East Coast? We're not sure.
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If ANYONE could conquer the market, it would have to be the queen of the seven kingdoms. #PatchCalifornia

WOW House: "Game Of Thrones," star Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei Lannister, is selling her chic mid-century modern in SoCal.
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