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Morning Scoop: The men who would be LAPD chief, Steve Lopez’s aching back

October 28, 2009 |  8:16 am

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Good morning from the City Desk, where the morning shivers are serving as a fine wake-up call. Some California stories from today's paper to give you that warm glow you need:

Three's a crowd: Who are the three insiders vying to become the next LAPD chief? A look at the candidates and the hoops they'll be jumping through in the next few days.

His aching back: Steve Lopez visits a doctor in search of medical marijuana.

Parent power: L.A. Unified is giving parents the power to initiate major reform at their kids' schools.

Pitted against fire pits: Complaints about rowdy partying and messes prompt Newport Beach to consider removing fire pits from its sands.

Flu frenzy: L.A. County's free flu vaccine clinics have been overwhelmed by demand. Now they're running short on supplies because they didn't want to turn people away.

We're keeping our eyes peeled on movement in the race to be LAPD chief. We'll bring you other news as we get it.

Got news for us? Drop me a line at nita.lelyveld@latimes.com

-- Nita Lelyveld

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