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LAUSD President Monica Garcia in February. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / December 7, 2012)

Good morning, readers. Today is Friday, December 7. Candy Cane Lane, an area in Woodland Hills known for extravagant holiday decorations, is about to open for its annual public display.

But one home is rushing to complete their setup after thieves stole about $400 worth of lawn decorations, reports CBS.

Fifteen candidates are vying for three seats on the Los Angeles school board, reports the L.A. Times.

A man was hit and killed by a Metrolink train Thursday afternoon in Northridge, reports the Daily News.

A man accused of killing four people in Northridge over the weekend had an extensive criminal record, and officials were preparing an arrest warrant at the time of the incident, reports the L.A. Times.

-- Tiffany Kelly, Times Community News

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