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Headlines: Mexico City Watchdog Warns Restaurants To Steer Clear of Mario Batali; Teen Suspect Arrested In PnB Rock Slaying

10:05 AM PDT on September 28, 2022

Photo via @terrorrestaurantesmx/IG.

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—Hollywood is "leaving money on the table" by overlooking the inclusion of Latino roles and talent in its film and TV productions. [Variety]

—Terrores Restaurantes, a restaurant watchdog account that ousts sexual harassment and labor exploitation in Mexico, is warning Mexico City restaurants to look out for Mario Batali, fearing that he is looking to open a restaurant there. [TR]

—A father and his abducted 15-year-old daughter were killed by Sheriff's deputies in San Bernardino yesterday, following an Amber Alert that notified people that the man, suspected of the fatal shooting of his wife, was on the run with her. The girl was shot after emerging from his car in tactical gear. [WaPo]

—One suspect has been arrested, and another is being sought by police in the September 12 shooting death of rapper PnB Rock. [NBC]

—A bill on Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would permit California school districts to convert unused school district property and buildings into teacher housing. [KTVU]

—Pico Canyon Park, near Santa Clarita, is closed due to the appearance of an "aggressive" mountain lion that attacked a 7-year-old this week. [KTLA]

—LAUSD trainer Richard Alexander Turner has been charged with sexually assaulting 10 girls at the Van Nuys high school where he worked. [ABC]

—The definitive term for someone from L.A. is "Angeleno," and not, for God's sake, Angelino. [LAT]

—A new report reveals a forensic analysis that finds Israeli forces deliberately killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May, despite her being clearly identified as a journalist, confirming the findings of a half-dozen other independent reviews, including one from the U.N. [The Intercept]

—How an underground L.A. skate park in San Pedro became legal. [NYT]

—A local artist is making miniature versions of L.A.'s famous dingbat apartment buildings. [Small Scale LA]

—Bee's Knees Week is a nationwide program spread across U.S. bars that helps raise funding for the preservation of bees through Bee's Knees cocktail specials. Here's where you can find participating bars in L.A. and O.C. [BKW]

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