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Headlines: Fruit Vendor’s Stand Destroyed By Man With Axe; George Gascon Recall Fails

9:18 AM PDT on August 16, 2022

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    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 was filmed destroying a fruit vendor's stand with an axe in Woodland Hills. [YouTube]

    —Organizers behind the effort to recall Los Angeles D.A. George Gascon have failed to collect enough valid signatures, signaling that he will not be recalled at this time. [CNN]

    —The Tianguis Market Foundation brought over 200 vendors together in Long Beach on Sunday to memorialize 34-year-old fruit vendor Severino Gutierrez Valez, who was fatally shot in an August 4 robbery in Gardena. [KTLA]

    —How to win a free 2-hour mariachi session during Hispanic Heritage Month in L.A., Chicago, Dallas, Miami, or New York. [SACM]

    —A mob tore up a 7-11 following a street takeover in Harbor Gateway on early Monday morning. [KTLA]

    —An Australian woman has gone missing after meeting an online date, last seen at a Santa Monica restaurant. [News 9 Au]

    —Three people were arrested following a pursuit through the San Gabriel Valley last night. [NBC]

    —A mother is suing the LAUSD and Board of Education over an actual cotton field set up at Laurel Span School intending to give kids a "real life experience of" slavery. [LAT]

    —A 28-year-old L.A. County lifeguard died in an accident yesterday. [CBS]

    —The average rent for new apartment leases in Los Angeles County rose 18% in the past two years. [Crosstown]

    —The Dodgers' Walker Buehler is out for the rest of the baseball season due to an elbow surgery. [USA Today]

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