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  • Look out, members of the "free-wheeling blogosphere"--the AP is getting ready to put on the brakes. The journalism institution has announced they will soon reveal their "rules" for using their material on blogs (because quoted, citing, and linking per "fair use" just isn't enough). We'll publish them here...if we're allowed to.
  • Wonder why the lights went out in parts of Whittier and Pico Rivera today? It's because someone helped themselves to the copper wire that was supposed to help deliver you your power.
  • And in more thievery, someone with access to a fuel tanker truck helped themselves to 4,000 gallons of diesel from a Burbank Exxon station. The theft took place between late Friday night and Saturday morning when the station was closed.
  • Lori Drew, the 49-year-old Missouri woman accused of orchestrating a MySpace page hoax that allegedly influenced 13-year-old Megan Meier to commit suicide, entered a not guilty plea in court here in Los Angeles today.
  • If you're thinking of buying a Prius, better nab that one on the lot soon, because the high demand for the popular hybrid has Toyota scrambling to make its battery fast enough. The automaker expects production to get a boost next year, but for now, don't expect more than the usual delivery of the car at your local dealership.
  • Did you take part in the big LA River clean-up this weekend? Here's a video update on the event from City Council President Eric Garcetti.
  • While we're gearing up for the onslaught of now-legal same sex marriages in Los Angeles, our friends at SFist had a moment to ask Pastor Fred Phelps a few questions before he participated in an protest against the new law. (And, yes, he references the infernal "homosexual agenda" that is ruining our American way of life.) (And, yes, that was sarcasm.)
  • Like music? Like concerts? Like free things? Enter our contest to win tickets to see Robert Plant & Alison Krauss in concert at the Greek. Just make your way to the contest post and tell us anything you want us to know about Griffith Park.