Skip to Content

Headlines: L.A. Water Restrictions Go Into Effect Today; Debating the Term “Cali”

Vivianna_love/Flickr Creative Commons

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.

—The L.A. Protective League has allocated about $4 million into an independent campaign against Mayoral candidate Karen Bass. [LAT]

—DWP's water restrictions go into effect today in Los Angeles. Here's what you'll need to know. [NBC]

—Comedian George Lopez shows off an incredible talent for doing a podcast with his lips firmly pressed to the backside of Sheriff Alex Villanueva. [OMG Hi]

—Mayor Eric "I'm Still Here" Garcetti released the third update of his Green New Deal to address the global warming catastrophe. [LA Mayor]

—L.A. is talking about spending $50 million on signs that create "no camping" zones. [Knock LA/Twitter]

—Mater Dei High School will be closed all week due to a "credible threat," with mention of a possible former employee involved. [NBC]

—A DTLA Chevron station is charging $8 a gallon for gas(!). [KTTV]

—Debating the use of the term "Cali." Is it for tourists or locals? Turns out it's a bit of both. [LAT]

—An LAPD car struck and killed a person on the freeway in North Hollywood last night. [NBC]

—L.A.-based Worksite Labs is sending mobile medical labs to Ukraine, where there have been over 250 attacks on health facilities and personnel since Russia's invasion began. [VOA]

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

Protester Whose Testicle Exploded After LAPD Officer Shot Him with ‘Less Lethal’ Firearm Receives $1.5 Million Settlement

Benjamin Montemayor had been protesting on Hollywood Boulevard for several hours on June 2, 2020, when at least 50 police officers descended upon his group and began firing munitions at the crowd, according to his civil rights lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court.

May 17, 2024

Westlake’s Oldest Gay Bar Set to be Demolished

Opened in the early 1960s, the Silver Platter has long been known as a safe space for immigrant gay and transgender communities in Westlake. The building dates back to the 1920s.

May 17, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend Around L.A.: Salvadoran Fried Chicken Sandwiches, 48-Hour Pho, and Tacos Placeros

Plus, a new Enrique Olvera-approved monthly "mercadito" in D.T.L.A., a new arepa spot with patacon burgers that use fried plaintains for buns, and more in this week's roundup.

May 17, 2024

The 13 Best Tacos In Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights is arguably the city’s most important local taco galaxy in the larger taco universe that is Los Angeles. Remember, this is Boyle Heights! It's not East L.A., and it is most definitely not just some vague place known as “the Eastside.”

May 16, 2024

Here Are All the Restaurants (and the One Taquería In the Entire Country That Got a Star) On Michelin’s First Ever Mexico Guide

Europe's Michelin Guide recognized both Baja Californias, Quintana Roo, Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Nuevo Léon. Most of the usual nice restaurants got stars, but there were some questionable omissions. Also, in a country teeming with life-changing street food, only one taquería in the entire country was awarded "1 star."

May 15, 2024
See all posts