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Headlines: City Animal Shelters At Capacity; L.A. To Host World Cup 2026

9:35 AM PDT on June 17, 2022

    “Checkers,” via LA Animal Services/Instagram

    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.

    —A man and woman were found dead from gunshot wounds, reportedly as their children stood nearby, in Hollywood on Thursday night. [CBS]

    —Los Angeles will be one of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup, with the matches planned for SoFi Stadium. [NPR]

    —Two beatings, one that caused the death of an inmate, inside of Men's Central Jail are leading to the city paying out $11.5 million to the victims' families. [LAist]

    —The new Sixth Street Viaduct bridge, linking Downtown to Boyle Heights on July 9, reportedly three years behind schedule and $100 million over the original estimates. [The Eastsider LA]

    —The City of L.A.'s six animal shelters have reached capacity and are asking willing Angelenos to adopt or foster a pet. [ABC]

    —A 5th grade student in Massachusetts helped spur state-wide legislation that mandates lettuce be present on school lunch tacos. [WWLP]

    —A large fire erupted at a tire yard in Montebello this morning. [CBS]

    —Vinyl flooring sold by a handful of big box stores, including Home Depot, is allegedly being made by the slave labor of Muslim Uyghurs in China while causing dangerous pollution. [The Intercept]

    —Are "cheesecake tacos" the next TikTok trend? For better or worse, it appears they just might be. [Yahoo!]

    —10 pelicans were released back into the wild after being treated for a mysterious illness in Santa Barbara, while 60 sick seabirds are still being treated and hundreds more have been transferred to other facilities. [SBI]

    —30-year-old Grachik Melkonyan was arrested under suspicion of robbing three people in two incidents withing a 10 minute period in Hollywood on May 8. [CBS]

    —Here are the L.A. restaurants you may have seen on HBO's Barry. [Eater LA]

    —Nathaniel Glover, aka Kidd Creole of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the stabbing death of another man. Like many early pioneers of hip-hop, he's been left with little to show for his work or influence. [NYT]

    —A gender reveal party positioned as a "Sausage or Taco" party has, naturally, offended people. [Mirror UK]

    —It's Kendrick Lamar's birthday. [HotPress]

    —Scenes from the police shutdown of a Whittier cruise this week. [Bob Bernal Jr./Instagram]

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