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Headlines: ‘Bacteria Warnings’ Issued For Four L.A. Beaches; Walk of Fame Shooting Kills 17-Year-Old

10:47 AM PDT on August 30, 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 new Gallup poll finds that 16% of Americans reported smoking marijuana, up from 12 percent last year as those who smoked cigarettes hit a low of 11%. [KTLA]

—One person was wounded in a shooting, following a fight, at West Hollywood's About Last Night lounge on Monday morning. [WeHoVille]

—A 17-year-old was shot and killed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on early Monday morning. [CBS]

—We may be in for a prolonged, severe heatwave in early September. [US_Stormwatch]

—Migrant deaths around the Rio Grande are on track to double this year. [KTLA]

—An off-duty LAPD officer was detained and being investigated by Internal Affairs after being found with a member of the Rollin 60's Crips, who had a ghost gun and narcotics discovered in his car during a search. [LAPD]

—Warnings over unsafe swimming conditions due to bacteria have been issued for the Santa Monica Pier beach, Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey, San Pedro's Inner Cabrillo Beach, and Topanga Canyon Beach in Malibu. [MSN]

—LAPD reports that it's not meeting its staffing goals. [ABC]

—A bright yellow van belonging to La Sorted's Pizza has been reported stolen. [La Sorted's]

— Three past and present San Diego State University football players — including current NFL player Matt Araiza— are being accused in a lawsuit of raping a 17-year-old girl last year at an off-campus party. [LAT]

—A structure fire was eventually put down by firefighters after damaging QC Poultry in Montebello yesterday. [Citizen]

—The last member of an Indigenous tribe in Brazil's Amazon rainforest has died after resisting contact for decades. The rest of his tribe had been killed by attacks from cattle ranchers and "land grabbers." [CNN]

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