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Headlines: A Man Threatened to Jump Off 110 Freeway Overpass Yesterday, Causing Hours-Long Standstill

9:00 AM PST on February 16, 2023

    Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

    —Downtown: A man was threatening to jump off the 110 freeway at around 2 p.m. yesterday, according to the city fire department. The California Highway Patrol closed all but one lane of the southbound freeway near Seventh Street as police worked to talk the person down. The Los Angeles Fire Department inflated a large airbag on the freeway beneath the person; he was eventually convinced to be taken into custody. [Patch]

    —Malibu: A mountain lion was struck and killed by a vehicle near Malibu Tuesday night, officials said. The incident occurred along Pacific Coast Highway near Leo Carrillo State Beach around 7 p.m., Tim Daly of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife told KTLA in an email. [KTLA]

    —Hollywood: A series of lawsuits and corporate disagreements could derail L.A. restaurants like Mother Wolf and Ka’Teen, the latter founded by the founding taquero behind  Guerrilla Tacos, Wes Avila. Workers are caught in the middle of the litigation. [Eater L.A.]

    —Long Beach: Police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist dead along PCH in Long Beach. Police say the man was riding eastbound on Pacific Coast Highway when he fell off his bicycle and landed in the roadway, where a passing semi-truck hit him. It’s not clear what caused the man to fall from his bicycle, authorities said. [Long Beach Post]

    —San Fernando Valley: Daily Sundial compiled a delicious-looking list of six Black-owned restaurants in the San Fernando Valley to support during Black History Month (and every other month). The options include jerk wings and fried and blackened catfish. [Daily Sundial]

    —A handful of beer bars, restaurants, and breweries across Los Angeles county are continuing to pour Pliny the Younger, throughout the week and next week. The extremely dank yet dry, kush-forward triple IPA is brewed at Russian River Brewing Company just once a year and is arguably the IPA that started it all. The owners of the brewery are extremely selective with choosing the beer bars that will carry it and every year, thousands of devout beer nerds flock to get a pour of it. Today, expect Long Beach's Beachwood Brewing to tap it; follow their Instagram to find out the approximate time. Father's Office is also selling pre-sale tickets to avoid lines. Naja's Place in Redondo Beach tapped it last Thursday and we wouldn't be surprised if they tap it again today. [Daily News]

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