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Officials in Los Angeles had to use lock boxes on downtown's lights because of copper theft; now the lights are out at a park in Corona where Little League baseball kids play because thieves ripped out the copper wires. "San Bernardino County sheriff's Deputy Roger Young, who specializes in metals thefts, said in a previous interview that metals are stripped almost daily from lights and other items to be resold to recyclers." Via the LA Times, copper is now selling for about $3.84 a pound. [LA Times/Press-Enterprise]