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Headlines: A Thousand L.A. Residents Making Less Than $56,000 Start to Receive ‘Guaranteed Basic Income;’ Twitter Gets an Edit Button

8:59 AM PDT on September 2, 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.

—LAPD released video footage of last month's shooting of Jermaine Petit in Leimert Park last month, revealing that a sergeant shot him while driving a patrol car in a clear violation of LAPD policy. One officer is featured in the video acknowledging that Petit is not carrying a gun before he gets shot anyway.[LAPD]

—A guaranteed basic income program offering a monthly $1,000 to L.A. County residents has begun. [ABC]

—Two men in their thirties have been charged in the May killing of 69-year-old Gerold Lipeles, a homeless, wheelchair-bound double amputee, in South Los Angeles. [USN]

—USC has pulled out of hosting L.A.'s mayoral debates, "citing the cost of security, a shortage of personnel and the 'escalating tension in modern politics.'" [LAT]

—Protections could be on the way for Huntington Park's giant Chili Bowl, as it is mentioned in L.A. County's draft Florence-Firestone Historic Context Statement & Survey Report. [Esotouric]

—Tourists have returned to the Venice boardwalk, but aren't spending at its souvenir shops like they used to. [KCRW]

—Twitter is getting an "Edit" button. [CNET]

—Fat Mikes of punk legends NOFX mentioned that 2023 would be the band's final year together, with a swansong show played in Los Angeles. [Punk News]

—L.A. now has roughly 2,000 Crypto ATMs. [KTLA]

—Catching up with Santa Monica's Belmar History + Art, a public art and civic commemoration project highlighting the histories of the Belmar neighborhood's African American residents and business owners past and present. []

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