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  • May Day, RSS Day, what the hell next? Oh yeah, it's Taco Truck Night! Never been eaten at one? Try LAist's basic guide to taco trucks.
  • Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested Wednesday night at a Century City hotel for allegedly hitting a woman after a night of drinking. Rodman's manager said he grabbed her arm tightly which left a bruise.
  • Again or is it for real this time? Los Angeles' population has officially hit 4-million people, according to the state Department of Finance. As of January 1st, 2008, LA was 4,045,873.
  • Big changes to San Pedro could be taking another step forward. Expected to be approved tonight by the LA Board of Harbor Commissioners, the San Pedro Waterfront Downtown Harbor and the Salinas de San Pedro Promenade Projects will "de-industrialize San Pedro's waterfront and also to create the largest park on the east side of San Pedro."
  • "Two years ago, the May Day march drew more than 500,000 supporters registering their protest of recently scuttled plans to make being an illegal immigrant a felony. Last year, the crowd was estimated at 35,000 and today it appeared to be smaller," says the LA Times. "Widespread fear of government raids was blamed for the lower turnout, along with the immigrant movement's shift in focus from marches to boosting citizenship applications and voter registration."
  • Holy (digital) forensics! The Los Angeles FBI crime lab is getting a new addition, a Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, which specializes in solving computer-type crimes.
  • Not so fast Los Angeles. You may be improving air quality, making Pittsburgh look worse in the worse short-term soot awards category, but year-round soot levels and smog still make you number one. Looking for clean air? Go to Fargo, ND, or Salinas, CA.
  • Lede of the day: "An SUV involved in a short police pursuit crashed into the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop." Many Boston Creams lost their lives.