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Lexis-Olivier Ray

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.

Three Pedestrians Killed by Drivers on Two Mile Stretch of the 101 Freeway in Less Than a Month

Wednesday's fatality comes two days after another pedestrian was killed by a driver on the 101.

November 1, 2023

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.

October 31, 2023

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.

October 28, 2023

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.”

October 27, 2023

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.

October 24, 2023

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.

October 19, 2023

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. 

October 13, 2023

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.

October 3, 2023

‘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.

September 19, 2023