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Headlines: Barricades Block Downey Street From Taco-Crazed Customers; L.A. Rapper Blueface Arrested On Attempted Murder Charges

8:01 AM PST on November 17, 2022

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—L.A-raised rapper Blueface was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and discharging a firearm at a vehicle. A $50,000 bond has been set. [CNN]

Downey: Temporary barricades have been put up in an effort to curb what some residents say are nuisances on their street, stemming from the popularity of a handful of local restaurants, including Tacos Don Goyo. [TDP]

Koreatown: An 83-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Monday morning. [CBS]

—How did D.A. George Gascon start a criminal investigation influenced by a right-wing conspiracy theory? [LAT]

Santa Clarita: An L.A. County deputy shot and killed a suspect allegedly armed with two knives and possibly amid a burglary in progress. [CBS]

Orange County: Bahram Hojreh, a former water polo coach at the International Water Polo Club in Los Alamitos and at Kennedy High School in La Palma, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting 10 teenage girls, incidents that occurred mostly underwater, making them hard to detect. [KTLA]

—The wild carjacking and police chase last week has resulted in 25 charges--including 18 felonies--for 33-year-old suspect Johnny Anchondo, who faces up to 54 years in prison if convicted on all counts. [NBC]

—Academic workers at U.C. Berkeley speak out about their reasons for joining the widespread strike now being held at 10 campuses.  [Daily Cal]

—There's gold in these here hills. Black gold. [EOS]

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