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Headlines to Know About Today: Snoop Dogg’s Hot Dogs; California’s Best Neighborhood For Tacos

8:56 AM PST on January 18, 2022

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    Welcome to L.A. TACO’s new daily news briefs, where we will bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and always look at it closely. 

    —Snoop Dog has filed a trademark registration for a hot dog business named “Snoop Doggs,” a few years after telling Jimmy Kimmel he’s never “eating a motherfuckin hot dog.” Maybe it's for vegans? [Billboard]

    —A Spanish survey indicated that people who use cannabis have better sex lives. [MM]

    —Rent.com has named Huntington Park as having the best tacos in California. [Rent.com]

    —See an innocent bystander get mistaken for a murder suspect in Downtown. [Film the Police]

    —An LAPD officer said “That’s old already” last week in response to the death of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta, who was mistakenly shot and killed by an LAPD officer in a Burlington Coat Factory in the Valley last month. [Chuck D/Instagram]

    —TV news personality Lara Logan was dropped by her agency, UTA, for comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. [THR]

    —A 34-year-old woman was found shot to death on a Compton street last Friday. She was believed to be riding a dirt bike at the time of the shooting. [LAT]

    —An unidentified person died by drowning in MacArthur Park this weekend. [LAFD]

    —A group of seven hikers were airlifted after getting lost in Malibu Creek State Park yesterday. [LAT]

    —All deposits and withdrawals have been paused at new Staples Center owner Crypto.com while it investigates possible unauthorized activity. [LAT]

    —Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred on Sunday night following a suspected verbal confrontation in a Long Beach bar. [Fox 11]

    — Three teenage boys were killed on Sunday when they’re car hit a curb and rolled down an embankment in Pasadena. [ABC]

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