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Headlines: Princess Bride Star Bitten By Rattlesnake in Malibu; L.A. County Median Home Prices Hit New High

8:00 AM PDT on April 26, 2022

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    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.

    —Actor Cary Elwes was bitten on the hand by a rattlesnake in his Malibu backyard, necessitating a trip to the hospital. He's fine and showing off the injury on Instagram. [NBC]

    —David Wright, the former manager of the L.A. Department of Water and Power, received a sentence of six years in federal prison for his role in a bribery scheme. [LAT]

    —The FAA is investigating a failed stunt for Red Bull in which two cousins attempted to skydive and switch planes in mid-air, which lead to one crashed plane in the Arizona desert. [CBS]

    —A 35-year-old woman died in a head-on crash while driving in the wrong direction on the 105 Freeway in El Segundo on Saturday. [Patch]

    —While reports show that homeless deaths have spiked amid the COVID pandemic, Heidi Marston, the head of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, has quit her job over conflicts with the organization after she awarded pay raises to its lowest paid staff members. [LAT]

    —L.A. County median home prices have hit (another) record high, rising 35% during the pandemic. [LBPT]

    —The "People's Convoy" met the neighborhood's eggs and hurled insults in Oakland last Friday. [YouTube]

    —Three thieves followed some people home and robbed their AirBnB of $75,000 worth of clothes, jewelry, and cash in the Beverly Crest neighborhood last week. [NBC]

    —A local non-profit split open a donated stuffed reindeer to find a big surprise. [Storyful Video/Instagram]

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