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BRIEFLY HERO MOM SPEAKS ON KID POOL SAFETY.

A mother who saved her toddler after the boy fell in a backyard pool two years ago joined officials at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles on Friday to draw attention to the alarming increase in the number of fatal and near-fatal drownings this summer among children - particularly toddlers.

Since March, some 25 to 35 children have been rushed to Childrens Hospital due to near drownings, said Dr. Alan Nager, director of emergency services.

- San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Mayor approves sale of school site

In a move to reduce overcrowding in classrooms, Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn on Friday signed an ordinance approving the $50 million sale of a Department of Water and Power building in Sun Valley to Los Angeles Unified that, once converted, will be the first new San Fernando Valley High School in 30 years.

- City News Service

Five found guilty in immigrant ring

Five people were convicted of federal charges in connection with the discovery of 63 illegal immigrants who were crammed into a garage in South Los Angeles, prosecutors said Friday.

- City News Service

FBI agents grab bogus software

Los Angeles FBI agents arrested four men and seized $10.5 million worth of counterfeit Microsoft software that included disks with replicas of the company's new edge-to-edge hologram technology intended to prevent piracy, officials said Friday.

- Associated Press

3 sent to hospital following gunfire

SUN VALLEY - Three people were transported in stable condition with unknown injuries to local hospitals Friday night after an argument escalated into gunfire at a park near Sheldon Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard, police said.

- Daily News

Officer mugged at service station

NORTHRIDGE - An off-duty Pomona police officer was mugged about 2 a.m. Friday at a gas station at Corbin Avenue and Parthenia Street by up to four men who made off with his wallet before fleeing in a white Ford SUV, authorities said.

The officer, whose name was not immediately available, suffered a cut to his head and was treated at a local hospital and released, police said.

- Daily News
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