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  • Lawndale has a dog park.
  • The Valley Region Elementary School No. 12 in the San Fernando Valley was renamed “Carlos Santana Arts Academy.
  • Hundreds of squid washed ashore in San Clemente this morning.
  • Los Angeles County's poverty rate jumps for the third straight year. It's at 17.5 percent right now.
  • The FBI has arrested a Phoenix man for hacking into Sony Pictures' computer systems, as a part of his work in the hacking group LulzSec.
  • Grocery store workers — who were poised to strike this weekend — are expected to vote on a new agreement on Friday and Saturday.
  • Montebello city officials paid for dinner in Sin City, golf course fees and polo shirts, using money that should have been used to clean up the city's downtrodden shopping centers and homes, according to a state controller's audit released Thursday.
  • Kobe Bryant's church case is going to the San Diego District Attorney.