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Headlines: How a California Mailman Accidentally Created Haas Avocados; 228 Roosters and 500 Pounds of Weed Seized In Antelope Valley

10:04 AM PDT on July 22, 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.

    —Four people were shot and injured by multiple suspects Downtown last night. All four are expected to survive. [LAT]

    —Meet the man bringing "Cholo" culture to Vietnam. [Meet Castro Frank]

    —As the world burns from a glut of carbon dioxide, a few internet-savvy sleuths are tracking the extremely short private flights of celebrities like Floyd Mayweather, Kylie Jenner, and Steven Spielberg. [Mel Magazine]

    —Summing up the reasons for our climate breakdown in one tweet. [Earthly Education]

    —A Northern California man has filed a class action lawsuit against Mars Inc., the maker of Skittles, claiming the colorful candy contains titanium dioxide, a known toxin that makes them "unfit for human consumption." [PATCH]

    —"The Supreme court declined to halt a lower court ruling from last month suspending ICE’s 2021 enforcement guidelines, which told agents to prioritize arresting undocumented immigrants who threaten public safety or entered the U.S. after November 2020." [Forbes]

    —America's "scariest" motel has rooms available now in Las Vegas. [Vice]

    —The story of the Haas avocado and the former mailman who helped created them. [The Marginalian]

    —This Saturday's Topanga Day Fest is an all-day fundraising event for Ukraine, featuring Ukrainian food, music, artwork, kids' activities, and wellness. [Give Butter]

    —The South Bay's Bruce's Beach has been formally returned to the descendants of the Black family it was wrongly taken from. [LA Mag]

    —Nine people were injured when a shuttle crashed into a pole near LAX yesterday afternoon. [ABC]

    —How cannabis is showing anti-viral potential in the fight against COVID-19. [High Times]

    —A lawsuit against Snoop Dogg and Bishop Don Magic Juan for sex assault and sex trafficking has been refiled again by an O.C. woman. [LAT]

    —228 roosters and 500 pounds of weed were seized from a cock-fighting ring in Antelope Valley. [NBC]

    —A YouTube "history of tacos" from some dude named Max Miller. [Tasting History]

    —Ugh. [Gizmodo]

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