Lexis-Olivier Ray is an award-winning staff investigative reporter for L.A. TACO known for holding powerful people in Los Angeles accountable and his reporting on Los Angeles culture. As well as an artist and filmmaker. In 2022, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Los Angeles chapter named Ray one of their “distinguished journalists.” This year, Ray won a second place Anthem Award in their Health Innovation category for a texting service geared towards the unhoused community and service providers that he launched in 2021 with L.A. TACO and Subtext. Ray was a 2020 USC Center For Health Journalism (CHJ) Data Fellow. As well as a 2022 CHJ Impact Fellow. As a freelancer, Ray has contributed to the L.A. Times, Men’s Health Magazine, KCET and SFGATE.
Arson, Lies, and Family Cover-Ups: New Details Emerge In PnB Rock Murder
The 17-year-old suspect who allegedly shot PnB Rock to death was arrested four days before the alleged murder for possession of a firearm at a park, Rolling Stone reported.
Colorado Football Players Claim Their ‘Chains’ Were Jacked From a Rose Bowl Locker Room During Loss To UCLA, Pasadena Police Investigating
The Pasadena Police Department launched an investigation into allegations that belongings were stolen from the Colorado Buffaloes' locker room during Saturday’s 16-28 loss to UCLA at the Rose Bowl, according to a spokesperson for the city of Pasadena.
Trap Meets Classical As Metro Boomin Is Backed by a Full Orchestra in Hollywood
The evening was a spectacular reminder that rap and trap music deserve to be in the same conversation as classical music.
Guerilla Tacos Was Robbed For More Than $20,000 and is ‘Struggling’ to Stay in Business
“There was a significant amount of money in the safe intended to be deposited and used to pay bills and make sure we can clear payroll,” Guerrilla Tacos owner Brittney Valles revealed. “That is all gone now.”
Menthols for $25? L.A. Retailers Ignoring Flavored Tobacco Ban Continue to Sell Without Consequences
As of early October, no retailers or individuals in the city of Los Angeles have been prosecuted for violating the state or local ban.
Protesters Gather Outside of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Brentwood Home, Calling For Middle East Cease Fire
Roughly 100 organizers with If Not Now, a movement of American Jews calling to “end U.S. support for Israel's apartheid,” gathered outside of Vice President Kamala Harris’ Brentwood home this morning.
Thieves Strike At Mariscos Jalisco, Stealing Both Cash and Octopus
The Boyle Heights-based taco truck, a favorite amongst Angelenos, attached photos that appeared to show that the locks on a door had been damaged as well as a Dodge Ram pickup truck doing the dash.
Exclusive: Top Film & TV Studios Spent Over $660 Billion on Stock Buybacks While Actors and Writers Live ‘Paycheck to Paycheck’
According to economist William Lazonick stock repurchasers like Apple could certainly use the tens of billions that they spend on buybacks to pay actors and screenwriters more. “The fact [is] they’re not paying them more,” and instead they’re making the rich richer.
‘The Office’ Star Rainn Wilson Brought Jerk Chicken Tacos to the Picket Lines Outside of Paramount Studios
In three hours, D's Tipsy Tacos and her team passed out “roughly 100 plates” of tacos, burritos, rice, beans, nachos, and quesadillas to striking screenwriters and actors.
L.A. Mayor Karen Bass Claims ‘Touching Fentanyl Could Kill You,’ All Toxicology Experts Disagree
Jody Armour, a University of Southern California (USC) law professor, called Mayor Bass’ claim that you can die from touching fentanyl “a dangerous lie.” Armour and medical experts say that misleading the public about fentanyl overdose can cause first responders and bystanders to back off in situations when someone is actually overdosing from fentanyl.