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Many schools are sending notes home to parents, telling them their children are overweight. By October, many parents will get what is called “healthy or unhealthy” letters. Kids call them “fat letters.” In tonight’s CBS 2 report, Suraya interviews Lauren Schmitt, a registered dietitian, who starts the school year by checking out the weight of hundreds of preschoolers in the San Fernando Valley. Suraya Fadel Reporting.

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A man is holding his ex-girlfriend and her two children hostage at a home in Baldwin Hills Tuesday night. Police responded to a domestic dispute between the former couple around 7 p.m. on the 7100 block of Don Ricardo Drive. The armed suspect reportedly came over to the woman’s residence and assaulted her. He then held the victim and her kids, aged 3 and 6, against their will. Suraya Fadel reporting from the scene.

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The CHiPs For Kids is a partnership between the California Highway Patrol (known as the CHP) and CBS Los Angeles with the goal of a Toy Drive to benefit kids in need. Here are some pictures from the 2012 CHiPS for KIDS drive that took place in the City of Industry.