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Headlines: Actress Reported Missing Was Actually Just In Jail For Biting a Cop; Shooting at Salt Bae’s Restaurant in Beverly Hills

10:04 AM PDT on August 17, 2022

    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.

    —An Instagram post shows public health workers forcing a fruit vendor in East L.A. to throw away his fruit. [EastLosAngeles90022]

    —Ben Savage, the actor who played Cory Matthews in Boy Meets World, is running for West Hollywood City Council. [Gawker]

    —A new profile of restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega. [LARB]

    —Masienda will be releasing a book called Masa: Techniques, Recipes, and Reflections on a Timeless Staple in September. [Masienda/Instagram]

    —A 60-year-old off-duty UCSB police lieutenant was arrested in Solvang last week on charges of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.⁠ [KEYT]

    —A school custodian in Pasadena was put in handcuffs and detained last weekend, despite being in uniform, after someone place a 911 call reporting a burglary. His treatment has outraged many. [CBS]

    —Hate crimes against Black, transgender, and LGBTQ people in Los Angeles are on track to break records (again) this year. [LAT]

    —A shooting at Nusr-Et Steakhouse, the Beverly Hills restaurant owned by Salt Bae, left one person wounded. [KTLA]

    —"Bott's Dots" are being used on roads in Compton in an effort to crack down on street racing. [NBC]

    —The Australian actress reported missing after meeting a date at a Santa Monica restaurant was actually just in jail... for biting a cop at that Santa Monica restaurant, among other charges. [LAT]

    —Two Bay Area kids discovered two new species of scorpions. [CalAcademy]

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