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Headlines: San Fernando Man Attempts to Bake Bread in Car During Heat Wave; ‘Porch Pirate’ Disguised As Amazon Worker

9:56 AM PDT on September 7, 2022

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    —Baking a traditional Icelandic bread using a hot car in the Valley in place of an underground oven. [Seismogenic]

    —Rap artist and singer Vince Staples will star in a new Netflix show about his Long Beach upbringing. [Strong Black Lead/Twitter]

    —Mackenzie Scott, ex-wife to Jeff Bezos, has donated her $55 million Beverly Hills house to the nonprofit California Community Foundation. [Dirt]

    —Unconfirmed reports posit that Burning Man is having high numbers of attendees catching COVID-19. [Nisslbodies/Twitter]

    —People are reporting a fake Amazon delivery woman who is going around stealing Amazon packages in Long Beach. [Neighbors]

    —A former homeless shelter north of Downtown is being turned into a high-end spa. [TRD]

    —The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are investigating the probe into a cyberattack on LAUSD. [LAT]

    —Downtown's Twin Towers Correctional Facility has been damaged by two recent floods. [Eedugdale/Twitter]

    —One-third of Snapchat's announced layoffs will be for its Santa Monica employees, or roughly 500 people. [BisNow]

    —Here's everything you'll be eating at Halloween Horror Nights, which opens tomorrow at Universal Studios Hollywood, from Sugar Skull Punch at Dia De Los Muertos Bar to chamoy pineapple spears at Little Cocina. [WDWNT]

    —Cedars Sinai has discovered 15 cancer disparities among L.A. County, including increased melanoma and liver cancer risks for Latinos, increasing breast cancer risk for Koreans, and prostate cancer, triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer for Black residents. [News Medical Net]

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