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Justice 8 Supporters Feel Defeat At Latest Ruling. Enamorado Reported to Be Bleeding While Jailed

Enamorado's attorney alleges, "He is not getting the treatment he deserves for what is a valid medical reason.” Nonetheless, the supporters for The Justice 8 are bracing themselves to keep fighting.

West Hollywood’s Outdoor ‘Consumption Lounge’ Is a One-Of-Its-Kind Sneak Peek Into the Future of Dispensaries

Come take a look as the L.A. TACO team tours and enjoys a private tree-house cabana at The Woods dispensary, the only consumption lounge of its kind in L.A. County. It was a great day of "work" we'll never forget.

What to Eat This Weekend: ‘Sea-Cuterie,’ Al Pastor Rigatoni, and Oxtail Curry Pizza

Plus, a new spot to get huitlacoche quesadillas—with cheese—in the San Fernando Valley and a new delivery-only bento box to order in.

The Nug Report: Lemon Drop by LAX Packs

We found that Lemon Drop pairs well with a cappuccino for an extra jolt and makes for a good “first smoke of the day.” Or, if you have the budget, an afternoon lounging with exotic parrots in the back patio of The WOODS, actor and cannabis OG Woody Harrelson’s consumption lounge.

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Five Street Vendors By L.A. Metro Stations That Feed Their Public Transit Community

Where to find L.A.'s best street food vendors cooking for their community in transit, from the realest pad thai in the city to Puebla-style picaditas in Boyle Heights. All accessible by L.A. Metro.

This Latina-Owned Coffee Stand In Boyle Heights Serves Up ‘Abuelitas Love’ In A Cup Right From Her Front Yard

The atmosphere at Cafe Niña is something you won’t see anywhere else. Janet serves her coffee straight from her yard, next to the 4th Street Bridge. Arriving there feels like being welcomed at a family member's home.

The 5 Best Tacos in Compton

Driving down Compton's Atlantic Boulevard can be hypnotizing, with its abundance of trucks cooking gems like a taco de labio, requeson-filled tacos dorados, and famous birria de chivo.

Support L.A. TACO and Make Sure Our Street-Level Journalism Doesn’t Disappear

If just 100 people reading this email join our membership program, we can ensure the independence and vitality of L.A. TACO’s newsroom.

‘It Was Madness,’ Says Brother of Man Killed By LAPD ‘For Holding a Plastic Fork’

“All we want to do is show that police aren’t properly trained in dealing with people with mental illness,” said Jason’s cousin, Carly Illeck. “And that a bipolar episode does not warrant a fatal gunshot.”

Tacos Before Vatos: 13 Tacos In L.A. That Will Make You Forget About Him

For L.A. TACO, love is always in the air, and it smells like charcoal burning on a sunny day, carnita asada, tortillas hot off the comal, vibrant salsas, caramelized onions, and thick guacamole. Forget him, and spend time with things that matter in life: tacos, forever. 

Too Many Angelenos Have No Housing. More Homes Can Fix That.

While California is home to only 12% of the U.S. population, a startling 30% of the nation’s unhoused population lives in the state. There is a clear correlation between high rent prices and homelessness. So, what can we do?

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News

Thousands of L.A. Based Electric Car Share Users’ Personal Information Exposed in Data Leak

Blink Mobility, the company that manages the Blue LA electric car share program in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, first learned of the data leak on December 14, according to a notice from Blink Mobility that was reportedly sent to “impacted users" on January 5.

Edin Enamorado Punished With Solitary Confinement for ‘Breaking the Rules’

The lead prosecutor disclosed that Enamorado and Wendy Lujan, who are raising children together, allegedly “violated jail rules” by setting up a three-way call to be able to talk, landing them both in solitary confinement.

Oysters at These L.A. Restaurants Made People Sick, According to Over 60 Reports

Restaurants that people reported to the health department more than once include Blue Water Grill, the casual seafood fine dining chain with locations across the county, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouses. Mexico City-influenced mariscos spots Loreto and LA Cha Cha Cha were also reported more than once. The full list spans L.A. County.

Juez en Victorville Dictamina Que La Fiscalía Tiene Evidencia Para Proceder Con Cargos de Conspiración a Siete de Los Ocho Activistas Detenidos

"¿Por qué estas personas están encarceladas sin derecho a fianza? Soy un abogado defensor penal. He representado a personas acusadas de asesinato, abuso de menores y violación. E incluso a ellos se les concedió la libertad bajo fianza”, afirmó uno de los abogados defensores del activista.

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What To Eat This Weekend: Wagyu-Infused Mole Negro, Slavic Sushi, Beef Bourguignon Tacos, and GG Allin Pizza

Plus, a new pan con pollo spot in the Valley, tofu skirts in Koreatown, and a barbecue pop-up in Altadena to pick up copious amounts of smoked meat for the big game.

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: A New Thai Taco, Zapotec Mole Ice Cream, and Pollito Al Pastor with Pineapple Butter

Or you can have hummus with a bust of Jesus on your table from one of the Southwest's seminal chefs on La Brea. Your call.

The 8 Best Tacos Along Metro’s 18 Bus Route, From East L.A. To KTown

Connecting East L.A. to the rest of Los Angeles, Metro's 18 bus is a legendary mainline to spectacular tacos, including curbside tacos de canasta, famous Baja fish tacos, insane tlayudas, and the most taco-y plate of vegan barbacoa pasta you've ever seen.

The Eight Best Burritos in the San Gabriel Valley

A juicy birria burrito, a slow-cooked carnitas burrito, and even a satisfying surf-n-turf shrimp-asada burrito for those who want it all, here are our favorite flour tortilla-wrapped masterpieces in the big bad S.G.V.

Neighborhoods

A Dive Into L.A.’s Punk Scene: Decolonize-Core with Xibalba

L.A.-based hardcore band Xibalba recently headlined a record-release show at 1st Street Billiards in Boyle Heights. Their new album "Aztlán" is a tribute to L.A.'s thriving DIY punk and hardcore scene that is led by Latinos born and raised in Los Angeles.

‘Ankle Bandits’ Steal Foos Gone Wild’s Knee-High Socks and Puppet Heads From Black SUV In Skid Row

"I don't want no cops involved. I got a cash reward." - Lil Mr. E tells L.A. TACO. In addition to the puppet heads, the thief took off with a a pair of white K-Swiss shoes, a white FGW hoodie, knee-high Foos Gone Wild-branded white socks, and blue plaid extra-long jorts. Foos Gone Wild has also confirmed that there were indeed broken windows on the floor at the scene of the crime. The anonymous admin is asking the "ankle bandits" to DM him to return the stolen items—no questions asked. "Please wear high socks when returned."

Boyle Heights ‘Running Mamis’ Group Creates a Safe Space For Women to Run In L.A.

Running Mamis creates a safe space to run—away from road hazards, catcalls, harassment, and the strains of postpartum depression.

Find These Charcoal-Grilled Persian Kebabs In Front Of a Liquor Store In West Los Angeles

Forty-seven-year-old refugee Hossein Akbar has been making kebabs for over 30 years at restaurants back in Iran. Now he's doing it on the streets of Los Angeles to survive and support his dream of having a place of his own.