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POSTED April 12, 2013 9:22 p.m.

TEMECULA STUDENTS DISCIPLINED FOR VANDALISM: TEMECULA  (AP) — Seventeen Temecula Valley High School students are being punished this week for vandalism that included racist graffiti, a dismembered squirrel, glued lockers and a bleached sports field.

Riverside County sheriff's Lt. Greg Norton tells The Riverside Press-Enterprise (that some students have been suspended and some may be barred from senior activities like the prom and grad night.

District spokeswoman Melanie Norton says yarn and fishing wire were stretched low across doors and walkways all over campus. No injuries were reported.

The squirrel's body parts were strung across campus. Authorities want to know if it was killed or found dead.

USC SIGN HACKED, CRUDE MESSAGE ABOUT LAPD POSTED: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say an electronic sign near the University of Southern California was briefly hacked and its message replaced with a derogatory message about the Los Angeles Police Department.

USC public safety chief John Thomas said it was a single electronic sign belonging to the school and used by them and LAPD to put out crime prevention tips..

MENDOCINO COUNTY TO RELEASE POT PROGRAM RECORDS: UKIAH . (AP) — Mendocino County has reached a deal with federal prosecutors in a dispute over the release of financial and other records from the county's medical marijuana program, officials said.

The county said it will release the records but not the names of people who applied for permits under the program.

The deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office was announced Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors.

The county's ordinance allowed for certain marijuana growers to cultivate as many as 99 plants if they agreed to regular inspections and met operating conditions.

 

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