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Headlines: Dodgers Fan Base Ranked Second ‘Most Annoying’ in MLB, According to a New Poll

10:52 AM PDT on March 23, 2023

    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.

    —According to a new poll released by 'The Game Day,' a sports entertainment and media company, Dodgers fans ranked as the MLB's most annoying fan base. Only second to the New York Yankees?! Even Philly fans who chimed in on the Reddit thread were disappointed to hear they were left out of the top five. [Reddit]

    —As of today, our SEIU Local 99 bargaining team has entered discussions that are being hosted by Karen Bass in an effort to find a path past our impasse with LAUSD. [SEIU Local 99]

    —A transparency report released by L.A. Animal Services reveals the dire situation their facilities and staff are currently going through that is "impeding the department’s ability to maintain the gold standard level of service the animals deserve, and the public have come to expect." A long list of the issues includes an increased liability with dog bite injuries due to staff shortages, difficulty maintaining clean kennels due to staff shortages, and an inability to provide consistently exceptional customer service due to staff shortages. [L.A. Animal Services]

    —Montebello: The National Weather Service confirmed that it was indeed a tornado that “briefly touched down” in an industrial park and warehouse district in Montebello. It rated the tornado an EF-1 with estimated peak winds of 110 mph. It is the strongest tornado to hit the Los Angeles area since 1983. [CNN]

    — Muslims will begin fasting after sunrise today for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, commemorating the first revelation of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, during which Muslim adults fast from dawn until dusk unless they are ill, pregnant, diabetic, breastfeeding, or traveling. ... During Ramadan, which will last until sunset on or around April 20th, Muslims engage in increased prayer and charity, both financially and feeding and supporting the local unhoused population. Ramadan began with prayer at sundown Wednesday. [City News Service]

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