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Headlines: Getty Museum To Return Illegally Obtained Statues; Whistleblower Suing Sheriff Villanueva

10:06 AM PDT on August 12, 2022

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    —A dangerous leak of the highly flammable chemical styrene from a rail car has prompted evacuation orders in Perris and has shut down the 215 Freeway in both directions. [ABC]

    —Outgoing Councilmember Gil Cedillo is endorsing Rick Caruso for L.A. Mayor. [SherlyHolmes/Twitter]

    —A 17-year-old boy was found dead on the ball court at the Nueva Maravilla projects in East L.A. [East Los Community]

    —West Adams clothing store Babylon will be closing after a final blowout on Sunday. [Babylon LA]

    —Actress Anne Heche is not expected to survive following her crash into a Mar Vista house last week. [USA Today]

    —The Getty Museum is promising to return a group of art works, believed to have been illegally excavated and exported, back to Italy. [NPR]

    —Here's how humans are trying to save giant sequoias in the wake of Yosemite's recent Washburn Fire. [Reuters]

    —A new documentary called "The Trails Before Us" highlights Nigel James, the 17-year-old Diné mountain biker who organized the Navajo Nation's first  enduro race. [Short of the Week]

    —Marilyn Monroe's former Brentwood home is for sale. [Forbes]

    —Governor Gavin Newsom is laying out a plan to maximize our water supplies. [LAT]

    —A former Los Angeles County assistant sheriff who believes she was demoted over complaining about a deputy kneeling on an inmate's head is suing Sheriff Alex Villanueva along with the department. [LAT]

    —The Top Ten sneakers worn by Lakers past and present. [SI]

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