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- Firefighters worked quickly to put out a small grass fire in Sylmar late this morning.
- Parents in Oxnard are outraged after hearing allegations a seventh-grader and and eighth-grader had sexual relations in school during a reading class.
- One of the teen girls involved in the "Bling Ring" of robberies has been sentenced to six months in jail for her role in the burglary.
- TV food personality Rachael Ray (yup, that's how you spell her first name, folks) went to Washington DC today to make a case for federal funding for improving school lunches.
- Mayor Villaraigosa is not a fan of LAUSD teacher layoffs.
- A bobcat and a cub were spotted this morning in Lake Forest, but managed to retreat to the wild before too long.
- Amusing headline of the day, courtesy the Daily Breeze: "South Bay toilet exchange is Saturday."