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Headlines: Activists Pour Blood Down City Hall Steps; Man’s Body Found In SoFi Stadium’s Fake Lake

9:09 AM PDT on July 7, 2022

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—A dead body was pulled out of the lake surrounding SoFi Stadium yesterday, believed to belong to a 45-year-old man who jumped the fences there to trespass onto the property. [USA Today]

—L.A. activists poured fake blood down the steps of City Hall to protest the reversal of Roe V. Wade. [Michael Ade/Instagram]

—Eric R. Holder Jr. has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2019 shooting death of L.A. rap artist Nipsey Hussle. Facing life in prison, he will be sentenced in September. [NBC]

—The owner of Taco Junkies has been awarded San Bernardino's Citizen of the Month for his work donating tacos to the homeless and various fundrasiers, and giving gifts to kids-in-need during the holiday season. [IECN]

—38-year-old Ottoniel Mendoza was arrested for posing as a cop, hitting a 13-year-old boy on a bike with his truck, and trying to kidnap him in Panorama City. [Patch]

—The husband of Nikki Minaj has been placed on three years probation for failing to register as a sex offender in L.A. due to a 1995 conviction for the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl. [HuffPo]

—City officials have temporarily closed a part of Griffith Park Drive to improve safety for hikers, runners, bikers, and horse-riders. [LAT]

—The latest effort to recall L.A. District Attorney George Gascon has turned in 26% more signatures than required. The signatures will now be looked at to verify their authenticity. [Politico]

—"The Rise of the Far Right Latina." [NYT]

—The First Amendment Coalition and Knock L.A. have filed a Public Records Act lawsuit to force LAPD to turn over recordings that feature officers as they broke up protests outside of Mayor Garcetti's house. [FAC/Twitter]

—L.A. Angels pitcher Shohei Otani is on fire right now. [ESPN]

—Boyle Heights has received a $1 million grant to lay down a coating that would reduce heat on its streets. [ABC]

—A woman in Murrieta was harassed then viciously attacked by a security guard outside of the Cove Bar and Grill, sending her to the hospital with facial injuries and a fractured skull for nine days. [ABC]

—The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued a travel alert to U.S. visitors to Northern Baja, warning of the chance of increased violence from potential confrontations between rival criminal organizations in Tijuana and Rosarito Beach. [KFMB-TV]

—Potsie from Happy Days is running for Mayor in Ojai. [Deadline]

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