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No sweat? Show us how photos of how you're surviving #heatwaveLA

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John Rabe

KPCC's John Rabe tries to fry an egg on the asphalt in Northridge where temperatures topped 100 degrees. You can hear if it worked this weekend on Off-Ramp.

With this weekend promising to be the one of the hottest of the year, the revenge of summer will see temperatures dripping into triple digits in some parts of the region. KPCC wants to see what you're seeing and doing as you try to beat the heat. 

Use your phone and start capturing images that show us how. hot. it. is. out. there. We'll be posting your pics on KPCC.org, Instagram, and may even announce your photo on the radio.

Here's how to send us your Instagram images:

Here's how to send us your Twitter images:

That's it. We'll find them from there. If you don't use Instagram or Twitter, e-mail your photos to pix@kpcc.org, and then check back on the site and Instagram to peek on your perspiration filled works of art. How hot is it? Show us.

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Twitter suspends outraged journalist for NBC email share

Daniel A. Anderson

The Tower Bridge is lit with fireworks over the river Thames as the Olympic flame is lit in the Olympic Stadium a few miles away.

Criticising the Olympic Games is a sport unto itself, but it wasn't Guy Adams' commentary that got the Los Angeles-based reporter for The Independent suspended by Twitter, it was his alleged violation of service policy when he tweeted the questionably-public corporate email address of NBC Olympics president, Gary Zenkel.

Disturbed Friday by the rift in the continental space/time tape-delay continuum, Adams asked his followers to write Zenkel and complain about the network's coverage. 

"The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven't started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think!" read the now-hidden tweet, which included the email address.

NBC Sports said in a statement Monday, "We filed a complaint with Twitter because a user tweeted the personal information of one of our executives...According to Twitter, this is a violation of their privacy policy. Twitter alone levies discipline."

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Ethics Commission to regulate City Hall's social media accounts

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The Ethics Commission is backing a proposal requiring Los Angeles' elected officials to create new social media accounts for their political campaigns.

Elected officials running for office in Los Angeles would be required to create new social media accounts for their campaigns under a policy endorsed last week by the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.

The proposal is intended to separate a candidate’s political work from his government work. Commissioners are expected to approve an ordinance in July to implement the proposal. It will then require approval from the Los Angeles City Council.

“Candidates often use those accounts to post information about their personal lives and professional work, in addition to information about their political campaigns.  When the candidates are also sitting elected officials, the line between government and campaign-related information is easily blurred,” according to a report from the Ethics Commission.

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Bird is the word: Twitter logo gets a haircut

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New Twitter bird logo released June 6, 2012.

Evolution is for the birds. As such, Twitter on Wednesday kicked its latest avian development out of the nest for all the world to tweet about. Mostly people are saying it looks like the old bird. But simplified, and with a less impressive haircut.

Updates a plenty will be rolled out around the netratubes with developers and webmaster generals updating logos like it was their job. Which it may be.



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#Denied: Judge rules prosecutors can get Occupy protester's tweets

Wall Street Protest Continues In New York

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Demonstrators affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement attempt to cross the Brooklyn Bridge on the motorway on October 1, 2011 in New York City. The motorway portion of the bridge is not intended for pedestrians and as the marchers attempted to cross, they were stopped midway by police. Hundreds of protesters were arrested.

In a ruling that could affect Occupy protesters around the nation, a judge in Manhattan ruled that prosecutors can successfully subpoena tweets from a defendant even if they no longer appear on the site.

Prosecutors argued that the public tweets of Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protestor, could prove that Harris knew that he was in violation of the law when he and others were arrested for marching on the Brooklyn Bridge in October.

"There is, in fact, reasonable grounds to believe the information sought was relevant and material to this investigation," Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino Jr. wrote in a decision Friday, reports the Associated Press.

The judge made sure not to be misunderstood by putting a hashtag next to the word "denied."

"All of the tweets that we request are communications that the defendant put out there, into the world, and he has no privacy interest," Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Lee Langston argued at the hearing in March.

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