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Headlines: Dave Roberts Criticizes MLB’s Treatment of Black Players; Ed Buck Gets 30 Years In Prison

7:32 AM PDT on April 15, 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.

—Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, one of only two Black managers in Major League Baseball, criticized the league's reduction of opportunities for African American players, in comments given on "Jackie Robinson Day." [LAT]

—A multi-agency raid of Federal, State, and local law enforcement lead to the arrest of 30 across Los Angeles, intended to send a message to perpetrators of violent crime reportedly on the rise in the city. [NBC]

—Universal Studios is beginning its conversion to electric trams, introducing the first four electric vehicles to its fleet . [NBC]

—67-year-old Ed Buck, formerly a major donor to the Democratic Party, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for giving meth to two men who died from injecting the drug at his West Hollywood apartment. [CNN]

—Dodger Freddie Freeman had an unforgettable experience after hitting a double during last night's Dodger victory. [ESPN]

—A man was stabbed in the neck while FaceTiming with his brother in the L.A. neighborhood of Westlake yesterday. [KTLA]

—Hollywood TV and movie shoots are leading to frequent sweeps of the homeless in L.A. [THR]

—Heirs to the Disney legacy are speaking out against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' new laws prohibiting classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation. [NBC]

—An alumni survivor of sexual abuse at Carpinteria's Cate School recounts her abuse at the hands of former faculty member and alumni Kirk Phelps and her frustration at the school's response today. [Me Too Cate/Montecito Journal]

—Dennis Falaschi, the former general manager of Central California's Panoche Water District, has been charged with the theft of over $25 million worth of water over 23 years. [LAT]

—A woman was killed after being pushed into the path of a moving train in Riverside on Monday. [KTLA]

—A look into the common food additive xantham gum and how it affects your cellular metabolism and interacts with your gut bacteria. [M Health Lab]

—Sonic Youth have released a live 1989 show from Kyiv to raise funds for World Central Kitchen. [Sonic Youth/IGram]

—After Texas imposed a statewide ban on homeless encampments, 43-year-old Josh Ingalls is allowing 19 people to live on his Cedar Creek property, embodying the notion of "Yes in my backyard." [Vice]

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