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Headlines: Largest Group Of Black Surfers Gathers In O.C.; Fewer Than 15% Of Angelenos Voted Yesterday

9:41 AM PDT on June 8, 2022

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—Mayoral candidate Karen Bass received 38% of votes while billionaire Rick Caruso received 41%, meaning the two will face each other in a runoff in November. [The Grio]

—Former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna received enough votes in Tuesday's election to face current Sheriff Alex Villanueva in a runoff election for L.A. Sheriff this November. [Yahoo! News]

—Only 822,545 of L.A.'s 5,690,637 registered voters cast ballots in yesterday's election, meaning only 14.45% of eligible voters. Sigh. [CBS]

—Last Saturday's "A Great Day in the Stoke" event in Huntington Beach offered "the largest gathering of Black surfers in history" the chance to unite and enjoy their passion for the water together. [LAT]

—San Francisco voters have chosen to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin. [SF Chronicle]

—A gunman, described as a "bald, older man," followed then fired at least five shots at another driver on the 101 Freeway on Tuesday morning, fortunately not hitting the victim. [KTLA]

—Latin American workers will be serving drinks to and make the beds of foreign dignitaries at this week's Summit of the Americas, but won't have a voice to relate their experiences at the events. [LAT]

—A man was shot and killed in Atwater Village shortly before 8pm last night. [AOL]

—Former Laker Derek Fisher was fired from his role as the head coach and general manager of the L.A. Sparks, who are in 8th place in the WNBA standings. [CBS]

—Six inmate firefighters working in the Castaic area were injured in a flash fire in the back of their crew vehicle on Tuesday morning. [KTLA]

—L.A. cannabis dispensaries are now able to apply for an emblem that distinguishes their stores for selling tested and regulated flower and products. [LADN]

—Here's how to get free medical marijuana in Los Angeles, if you're in medical need of cannabis. [LAT]

—A quick-thinking, slow-running man fleeing a potential robbery threw his pricey watch over a fence mid-pursuit. [Daily Mail]

—An alleged Palmdale gang leader was convicted for a 1993 arson that killed over ten people in a Wetslake apartment building. [AV Press]

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