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penny for your thoughts More like a nickel. For the first time, it costs more than a penny to produce a penny. It's partly due to the rising costs of metals and partly because of hedging about the future rising costs. So far no news about penny-melting profiteers, tho.

Train vs. SUV SUV loses. Luckily, no one was killed in the accident, which happened at East Ramona Boulevard and Downing Avenue in Baldwin Park around 2pm. We're guessing another dope tried to beat the Metrorail.

Goodbye AM Rosenthal Abe Rosenthal, strong-willed former editor of the NY Times, died Wednesday at age 84 from complications from a recent stroke.