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Oxnard school district investigates reports that two middle school students engaged in sex during class

May 11, 2010 |  2:36 pm

Parents in Oxnard are outraged over allegations that two students engaged in oral sex during class while some students watched and others took video and photos of the incident.

KTLA reports that the incident allegedly took place at Haydock Intermediate School on March 26 and involved an eighth-grade boy and seventh-grade girl during a reading class. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave. The district is investigating.

A parent at the school told KTLA that she saw a video of the incident. She alleges that the teacher knew what was going on, but did nothing.

Southern California Dog Hikes Happy trails: The flowers are blooming. The sun is shining. Why not take advantage of Southern California's perfect weather and take Fido for a walk? The Times' graphics department put together an interactive map of the area's dog-friendly hikes. Take some time to peruse all the map's bells and whistles, including photos and Google Earth moving images that take you directly to the hike.

For folks in Orange County, parks spokeswoman Marisa O'Neil reports that so many people have requested dog-friendly park information that the agency has made a specialized brochure for canine lovers. Of Orange County's dog-friendly offerings, O'Neil notes that Carbon Canyon, Irvine, O'Neill, Peters Canyon and Santiago Oaks have the best hiking, while the others are more traditional parks with paved walkways.

In other (man bites) dog news: We can't say it any better than the San Diego Union-Tribune, which brings us one of the more wacky news stories of the day.

As journalists like to say, there is little newsworthy about a dog biting a man.

But turn it around, and that's news.

San Diego got its own "Man bites dog" story when the suspect in a car theft, Michael Douglas Schuh, chomped down on a police canine during a struggle Monday, police said.

-- Kimi Yoshino

Kimi Yoshino is a Times assistant city editor. Have a news tip for Linking L.A.? Email it to newstips@latimes.com.