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Headlines: L.A.’s Water Restrictions Help Reduce June Water Use by 9%; Truck Drivers Stop Traffic on the 710 to Protest

10:21 AM PDT on July 14, 2022

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    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.

    —Body camera evidence counters an L.A. police officer's claim that he shot a 23-year-old man in Koreatown in June due to a gun being pointed at him when the video shows the man running from the officer as he gets shot instead. [LAT]

    —Way to go, L.A. We cut our water usage last month by 9% compared to the previous June. [Spectrum News 1]

    —Continuing a bad week for breakfast tacos, anti-abortion Republican Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia asked during a House Oversight Committee, "is there any instance of a woman giving birth to something that is not a human being? Like… a turtle? Or, as our first lady suggested, a breakfast taco?” As of publication time, we're still not sure whether anyone knew what the fuck he was talking about. [LGBTQ Nation]

    —Truck drivers who move cargo containers at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach staged a protest, stopping traffic on the 110 Freeway yesterday morning to draw attention to their opposition to state law AB5. [ABC]

    —Camila Alves McConaughey has created a "taco" ice cream sundae for National Ice Cream Day at Whole Foods. [BW]

    —The historic Hollywood Playhouse building, built in 1905, partially collapsed in a fire yesterday. One person was detained for questioning. [NBC]

    —MexiCali Taco & Co. delivers the sad news that its San Gabriel Valley location closed after service last night. [MexiCali Taco/Instagram]

    —Los Angeles D.A. George Gascon is repealing the practice of notifying crime victims or their families when a parole hearing is scheduled for an inmate involved in the crime. [LA Mag]

    —A California court has ordered transcripts unsealed that reveal former Deputy District Attorney Roger Gunson’s deposition in the sexual assault case of director Roman Polanski. [CNN]

    —Henry T. Yang, the Chancellor at UCSB was investigated by the CHP for a May 16 hit-and-run of a skateboarding student on campus, but ultimately not charged. [Daily Nexus]

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