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Headlines: California Passes New Laws Against Catalytic Converter Thieves; Lawyers Recommend $8 Million Settlement for Andres Guardado

10:27 AM PDT on September 26, 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.

    —Unconfirmed reports are saying that Compton rapper Kee Riches has died, with claims he was killed in a shooting in his hometown. [City James]

    L.A. County lawyers are recommending an $8 million settlement in the lawsuit filed by the parents of Andres Guardado, the 18-year-old shot and killed near Gardena by a sheriff's deputy in 2020. [Kate Cagle/Twitter]

    —Hundreds of people protested the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, in remembrance of the Iranian woman arrested for a loose headscarf who later died in custody. [LAT]

    —New state laws will make it ostensibly more difficult for catalytic converter thieves to sell them. [Car & Driver]

    —A $10 billion lawsuit has been filed by media mogul Byron Allen alleging that McDonald's does not advertise with Black-owned networks. [CNN]

    —Downtown's currently shuttered Pacific Dining Car restaurant will face a vote over its potential landmark status in October. [Esotouric]

    —As cannabis harvest time draws near, here's how a lot of weed gets fucked up during the curing process. [High Times]

    —Two men were killed by gunfire last night in Montecito Heights. [KTLA]

    —A man in his twenties was killed in a drive-by shooting in Lincoln Heights early Sunday morning. [NBC]

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