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Headlines: Drakeo the Ruler’s Family Threatens to Sue Live Nation; Massive Fentanyl Bust in Merced

8:30 AM PST on January 28, 2022

    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 always look closely.

    — California Highway Patrol pulled over a Volkswagen in Merced last week and discovered 75 pounds of fentanyl pills or “enough fentanyl to theoretically kill 17 million people.” [SF GATE]

    —Drakeo the Ruler’s family are threatening to file a wrongful death lawsuit next week against event producers Live Nation, Bobby Dee Presents, and C3 Presents, following the rapper’s assassination at the hands of scores of masked attackers at a popular music festival in December.  [DEADLINE]

    —A man recalls the Taco Tuesday he spent at a bar in Downey the night a Sheriff’s Department Deputy showed the bartender grisly photos of the crash site where Kobe Bryant died. [MSN]

    —Esteban Torres, the East Los Angeles-raised Chicano rights activist who went on to become an eight-term congressman, has died at 91. [DG]

    —Checking in with Ukrainians in Southern California in light of impending danger of a Russia invasion. [FOX]

    —A bystander was struck by a stray bullet stemming from a nearby argument in Downtown on Tuesday night. [CBS]

    —Kanye West says he’ll hire homeless Angelenos to model in his next fashion show, with 100% of the proceeds going to help residents of Skid Row. [TMZ]

    —Police busted an address with eleven grow rooms supporting 5,000 ganja plants in Santa Ana this week. [ABC]

    —L.A.’s “rich and famous” are falling over themselves to get better security, even in gated communities. [THE WRAP]

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