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In brief: Four juveniles arrested for vandalizing Christmas decorations

Four Spokane Valley juveniles were arrested on suspicion of vandalizing Christmas decorations at several homes in the Otis Orchards area, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said this week.

The three boys and one girl all admitted to the vandalism, saying they were bored, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Damage, including graffiti, totals several thousand dollars, the release said.

The four, all students in Otis Orchards, have been charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor and felony malicious mischief, the release said.

Deputy Scott Streltzoff conducted the investigation.

CVSD to host event about social media

SPOKANE VALLEY – Central Valley School District will host “Tweet, Tag, Post and Share – Mysteries of our Children’s Online Lives Revealed,” Thursday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at South Pines Elementary School, 12021 E. 24th Ave.

The presentation will discuss cyberbullying, privacy, security, relationships, online communication, information literacy, digital footprints and reputation.

It is specifically designed for parents with elementary school-age children but will be presented with an overall glance into how social media is changing everyone’s lives.

“We hope to show that even the most tech-phobic parent can help their child safely navigate this new media landscape,” said Brent Howard, CVSD professional development and innovation support specialist.

For more information, call the district office at (509) 228-5400.

Free movie series seeks sponsors

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley is looking for sponsors to help put on the annual free summer outdoor movies in Mirabeau Park. This year’s movies are scheduled for July 25 and Aug. 15 and voting is currently underway to pick which family friendly movies to show.

There are a variety of sponsorship levels for everyone from individuals to businesses. If enough sponsors sign up, more free outdoor entertainment could be added. Call (509) 720-5408 for more information.

Among the movies proposed are “Thor,” “Frozen,” “Despicable Me 2,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “E.T.,” “Planes” and “Monsters University.” To see the complete list and to vote, visit parksandrecreation by Jan. 31 and click on the Free Movies in the Park survey.