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Headlines: Cartel Shootouts Menace Nuevo Laredo; A Study of “Foo Optimism”

7:26 AM PDT on March 15, 2022

    photo: Kevin Dooley/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.

    —Shannon Williams, the head baseball coach at Compton College, was injured in a shooting on Sunday and is expected to recover. [CC/IGram]

    —Moises Plascencia, the assistant principal at Placentia's Kraemer Middle School tragically took his own life on campus on Monday. [Yahoo]

    —One Stanford scholar and poet wrote an essay called Foo Optimism, with help from L.A. TACO. [Antonio Lopez/Twitter]

    —Multiple shootouts between cartel members and the Mexican Army rocked the border city of Nuevo Laredo on Monday morning, following the capture of the Northeast Cartel leader known as "El Huevo." Several bridges into the U.S. were subsequently closed. [Chron]

    —A Chief Deputy with the Los Angeles Fire Department is escaping discipline for being drunk on duty. [LAT]

    —A suspect in the shootings of five homeless men in New York City, which lead to two deaths, was arrested in Washington D.C. [UPI]

    —L.A.-based artist Eric Mesplé lost his studio to a fire this week. A GoFundMe has been set up to help him. [GoFundMe]

    —A 42-year-old man was found dead with his hands and feet bound in a Woodland Hills hotel last week. [LAT]

    —Chicago music festival Riot Fest just released merchandise with 100% of proceeds going to Revived Soldiers Ukraine and Razom For Ukraine. [RiotFest]

    —Beware of fences. Just sayin'. [Highland Park 90042/Instagram]

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