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Daniel Luna, the 40-year-old owner of a Peruvian restaurant in Oakland and a dedicated San Francisco 49ers fan, is in a medically induced coma after being discovered on the ground of the parking lot at SoFi Stadium at the start of last Sunday's game, the apparent victim of a physical assault. A suspect has turned himself in as questions remain over whether the incident was kept secret for days. [LAT]

Exploring the pandemic-era rise of indigenous Oaxacan community organizations in California, as they fight for resources and combat racism. [Al Jazeera]

"When people ask for a photograph, I hold my breath" is kind of the new "I didn't inhale." [CNN]

The minimum wage is going up in L.A., from $15 to $16.04, on July 1. [MSN]

Some smart person has thrown together a "Big Game Cannabis Shuttle" to hit Inglewood's weed spots on Super Bowl day. [Event Brite]

We all figured Donald Trump was most likely inflating the value of his Los Angeles land for a tax break or something more nefarious, but now we know how he did it. [Forbes]

L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer laid out a timeline for the lifting of mask mandates in outdoor spaces and schools. Essentially, it's once virus-related hospitalizations come down to 2,500 for a week straight. [Deadline]

Hollywood's rich and/or famous are known for buying two adjoining properties, even while so many in L.A. have none. [THR]

Even bikers in Wasilla, Alaska aren't immune to the power of tacos to do good in this world. [Frontiersman]

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