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Morning Scoop: Bling ring, loan rage, a family secret revealed

October 27, 2009 |  9:38 am

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Good morning from the City Desk, where we're getting ready for sweater weather. Some California stories to warm you up for the day ahead:

Looting Lohan: Authorities believe that a group of teenage girls didn't just dream of having the baubles of their favorite young celebrities, they took them.

Sign right here: Hector Tobar learns a family secret – that his Guatemalan grandmother was illiterate.

Fighting foreclosure: A La Cañada Flintridge couple was arrested for allegedly beating and torturing a pair of loan modification agents they didn't think were helping them save their home.

Three finalists: The Police Commission is expected to name its three candidates for chief today. As for his pick, the outgoing chief is coy.

Senior station: Some worry about what will happen to Los Angeles' oldest working fire station if firefighters vacate for roomier, more modern digs.

We hope to have news for you soon on the decisions surrounding the selection of a new LAPD chief. We'll bring you other news as we get it.

Got news to share? Send me a note at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com.

-- Nita Lelyveld

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