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  • They call it public school, so why is it that parents of kids in LAUSD schools are getting the shakedown for thousands of bucks to keep things running?
  • Speaking of the LAUSD, the board is prepping to put the stamps on 9,000 pink slips for mailing mid-month.
  • All hail Paula Cracium: The California Assembly has named her their Woman of the Year.
  • Tough times for 12-year-olds: One Canyon Country boy took a stolen car on a joyride, while one Beaumont Boy has been charged with the shooting death of his fellow 12-year-old pal.
  • You're who, now? 27-year-old rapper Leonard Grant pleaded no contest to charges he used a fake ID at LAX. Grant, who goes by the stage name Uncle Murda didn't use his rapping alias on the card, but rather his name and someone else's ID number.
  • Whoops, not so fast...a much-needed $10 million donation to the Children's Museum is on hold now because its donor is under investigation for fraud.
  • Will our country's financial woes see folks in bread lines? A San Diego Salvation Army says it's already happening.
  • Useless celebrity news of the day: Funny people Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman broke up, got back together, and have broken up again. (Hey, we told you it was useless.)