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A woman was raped while walking home from a bar on Melrose Avenue late Tuesday night. Suraya Fadel reports

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A 54-year-old Eagle Rock woman is fighting for her life in the hospital with extensive head and body injuries she suffered in an unprovoked attack Tuesday.

Suraya Fadel, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, asked police if the woman was lucky to be alive. Said Detective Jeana Franco, “Absolutely.”

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A 20th Century Fox movie executive has been reported missing, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Gavin Smith, who has been an executive in Fox’s movie distribution division for more than 18 years, hasn’t been seen since Tuesday.

Suraya Fadel, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said his wife is distraught and his family is worried and “desperate for his return.”

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The real estate market appears to be rebounding after a long slump. And all market trends and economic indicators show it.

But there are also indications that what buyers are looking for — and the market itself — have changed in significant ways.

Suraya Fadel reported from Studio City Thursday — a location that is seeing a particular boom.

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Want to get paid to watch all of your favorite TV shows? There’s now an app for that.

CBS2 reporter Suraya Fadel spoke to people who are being rewarded for simply watching TV on their mobile devices

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Investigators are expected to announce new developments in the decade-old cold case murder of a Southland teenager Friday. Brenda Sierra, 15, was abducted while on her way to Schurr High School in Montebello in October of 2002. Her body was found the next day in city of Crestline. Suraya Fadel Reporting (Via CBS2 LA)

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Suraya used to strut her stuff on “Soul Train”. Tonight she reports on the gathering of many of the former dancers who got together to remember Don Cornelius. (via CBS 2 LA)

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How much homework is too much? Parents and teachers have been arguing this subject for years, but Thursday night at a meeting of the LA Unified School District in Studio City, officials got an earful.

LAUSD is considering a new homework plan and it’s already got its detractors.

Suraya Fadel, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, attended the meeting (Via CBS 2 LA)

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A teacher at 6th Avenue Elementary is suspended while he is investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department for alleged inappropriate behavior, according to parents at the school. Suraya Fadel Reports

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Founded in 1999 by three visionaries as a small, non-profit, patient-based advocacy organization, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network understands the many challenges that patients and their families face in the fight against pancreatic cancer. Suraya Fadel interviews Patrick Swayze’s wife, Lisa Niemi, the group’s first national spokesperson

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