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Headlines: Dave Chappelle Attacked At Hollywood Bowl; Planned Parenthood Seeks Rick Caruso’s Apology

7:37 AM PDT on May 4, 2022

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—Department of Homeland Security officers appeared at last night's large action in support of protecting reproductive rights in Downtown L.A., as police swung their clubs at people and suppressed the crowd. One officer was reported injured during the protest. [John Motter]

—Billionaire L.A. mayoral candidate Rick Caruso is being criticized by Planned Parenthood L.A. for donating to anti-abortion candidates, despite saying he's pro-choice. Caruso also told L.A. Magazine he opposes abortion in most cases, back in 2007. [CBS]

—Douglas Johnson, the deputy at the center of Sheriff Alex Villanueva's latest alleged cover-up, was also reportedly placed under administrative investigation by the internal affairs bureau for a suspected role in leaking photos of the scene of Kobe Bryant fatal helicopter crash. [LA Mag]

—San Diego's National City has granted a permit to the United Lowrider Coalition to cruise on Friday nights through October. [Brown Issues]

—An Australian man has received 12 years in prison after admitting to pushing an L.A. man off of a cliff in 1988 for being gay, killing him. [Oxygen]

—Comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked while performing on stage at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night, tackled to the ground by a man who was later arrested. Chris Rock joked about it while Chapelle thanked Jamie Foxx and Busta Rhymes for jumping in. [Entertainment Weekly]

—Emily Wilson of Orange County is raising awareness of a $1.00 bag fee at Target that can result in overcharges. Sounds like a case for Randy Mac... [NBC]

—Someone attempted to steal 10 pounds of sensimilla from a Rampart-based grow operation, leading to a chase and ultimately, an arrest. [FoLAPD]

—Beverlywood Bakery has closed after 76 years in business. [Esotouric]

—A man collecting signatures was assaulted by two men in Lynwood after asking if they were registered voters. [KTLA]

—Questions are being raised about Senator Dianne Feinstein's mental acuity, amid revelations that " some of Feinstein’s colleagues believe she is mentally incompetent to serve." [NYT]

—The L.A. City Council has designated May 3 "El Dia de los Bukis," in honor of the beloved Michoacan-born band. [KABC]

—Hacking//Hustling offer tips for safely attending a protest. [via El Random Hero]

—A white man yelled racial slurs and threw a water bottle at an Asian man on the road in Downey and reportedly got a lap-full of kimchi jjiggae in return. [Fighting Asian Hate]

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