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

10:06 AM PDT on August 12, 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 look closely.

    —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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