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Headlines: Air-Polluting Plant Shut Down in Vernon; How L.A.’s Persian Community Confronts The Killing of Mahsa Amini

10:10 AM PDT on September 30, 2022

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.

—Governor Newsom has vetoed a bill that would waive parking penalties for homeless Californians, disappointing anti-poverty advocates. [LAT]

—Pasadena police claim to have seized over 300,00 fentanyl pills, 2 kilos of cocaine, and one ghost gun. [PasadenaPD]

—In the devastating wake of Hurricane Ian, protests are being reported in Cuba. [Newsweek]

—A cyber attack has revealed Mexican government files, including a heart condition that sent President Lopez Obrador to surgery earlier this year. [Reuters]

—Vernon's Bakers Commodities has been ordered to shut down for dirtying the air in Southeast L.A. [Mayor Elizabeth Alcantar]

—How the killing of Mahsa Amini in Tehran and ensuing protests here and abroad are effecting L.A.'s Persian community. [LAist]

—Former NFL player Gavin Escobar and another person were fatally injured in a rock climbing accident in the Idyllwild area yesterday. [NBC]

—Viewers are questioning the NFL's concussion protocols after the Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was allowed to play again in yesterday's game against the Bengals after sustaining a head injury not even a week ago.  Tagovailoa sustained another head injury in last night's game and was carried away in a stretcher, but not before displaying some symptoms that some medical professionals are saying can be signs of a serious injury. [NPR]

—These are the 15 richest people in California and their net worths. You've probably heard of some of them. [KTLA]

—Mexico could be on the path to ending daylight savings. [Mexico News Daily]

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