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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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—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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