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Headlines: Coyote Attacks Child On O.C. Beach; FBI Warns L.A. Of Growing “Sextortion” Schemes

7:03 AM PDT on April 29, 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.

—30 years after the L.A. Uprising, South L.A. residents express frustration at low wages, high rents, creeping gentrification, and a continued lack of fresh food. [LAT]

—A suspect in yesterday's robbery of a tourist's $30,000 watch outside of Beverly Center was quickly apprehended. [KABC]

—California’s attorney general has subpoenaed Exxon Mobil Corp. to investigate its alleged contributions to creating and exacerbating a global plastic waste pollution crisis, while minimizing "the public’s understanding of the harmful consequences of plastic." [LAT]

—A coyote attacked a child on the beach in Huntington Beach last night, leaving her with "serious but non-life-threatening injuries." [KTLA]

—Rick Caruso really, really, really wants to be mayor, spending a previously unheard of $23 million so far in his campaign. [LAT]

—The FBI is warning young men and boys of being targeted by increasing sextortion schemes in L.A. [FBI]

—Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon is the second L.A. official to say Sheriff Alex Villanueva tried to cover up the use of excessive force in a 2021 incident at the San Fernando Courthouse, also claiming Villanueva retaliated against her for blowing the whistle. [CNN]

—BentoBox's newly released Los Angeles Restaurant Workforce Report finds Los Angeles has the second largest restaurant workforce in the country, with an average hourly wage of $17.04. [L.A. Restaurant Workforce Report]

—Clarissa Wei explores the notion of "authenticity" in Chinese cuisine. [Epicurious]

L.A.'s Air Raid siren #184 has reportedly fallen over due to the "old rusted metal" in the pole holding it up.

—A man was caught on video abusing a dog in Duarte for roughly 15 minutes. [KABC]

—A new mural by local artist Sergio Robleto in collaboration with the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health is now up at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA. See it below. [Daily News]

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