Skip to Content

Headlines: Benefits Package Includes $150 Monthly For Weed; Man Arrested For Avocado Theft. And Meth.

photo: 2H Media/Unsplash

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 remember to look at it closely.

—Tristan, the youngest daughter of Rodney King, has been reported missing in Santa Monica. [LAT]

—The benefits package for some employees of Jointly includes $150 a month for weed. [Spectrum 1]

—The sale of a Santa Monica apartment building by the Irvine Company broke records at $330 million, or roughly $2.7 million per apartment. [The Real Deal]

—A look into the Debbie Allen Middle School of the Performing Arts, the influential performer's new dance academy inside Shonda Rimes' Rimes Performing Arts Center. [LAT]

—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors is defending the organization's purchase of a $6 million Mid-City L.A. house as "an asset" that bolsters the activist organization. [KTLA]

—A Goleta man was arrested for stealing dozens of avocados. Meth and a meth pipe were also found within his car. [KTLA]

—Union Station has increased its security following attacks on janitors and other staff. [KABC]

—Expect to see more turquoise than usual, as L.A. honors Lung Cancer Awareness month. [Spectrum 1]

—Two reporters for Knock LA are suing the LAPD over their arrests while covering the 2021 protests against the removal of homeless encampments in Echo Park, claiming their civil rights were violated. [U.S. News]

—Funding has not been renewed for ODR Housing, the Office of Diversion and Reentry program that offers supportive housing in lieu of jail for people with mental health issues. [KCRW]

—A celebration of the 30-year anniversary of the 1992 L.A. Gang Truce was aided by the efforts of Montel Jordan and Charles Qbone Rachal, personal chef to Snoop Dogg. [Instagram]

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from L.A. TACO

‘This is Los Angeles:’ Family Behind El Burro at Placita Olvera Fight to Save 57 Years of Tradition and Culture

"It’s a huge part of L.A.'s identity," said Eugenia Nicole Macias. "We’re not going anywhere. Our grandmother raised us to make noise."

May 24, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Sonoran-Style Chicharrón, Tikka Masala Fried Chicken, Japanese Curry Arancini, and ‘Flintstones Burgers’

Plus a breezy new restaurant in the South Bay, Guam-style barbecue at the races, smoked birria, and cassava tortillas. Here's where to eat this weekend from Cudahy to West Adams to Arcadia!

May 24, 2024

LAPD Officer Released on $30,000 Bond Following Arrest For Assault With a Deadly Weapon

A day after the incident the LAPD said in a statement that they were prompted to respond to the 8600 block of Belford Avenue after “a community member generated a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon.” Police later identified the suspect as “off-duty Officer Richard Podkowski.”

May 23, 2024

Downtown’s Aguascalientes-Style ‘Flying Gorditas’ Sell Out On The Street In Three Hours

The family behind this stand also owns a Mexican chile and spice import company , so their guisados taste remarkably fresh. Their gorditas have been so popular that they are opening a brick and mortar restaurant in East L.A. this Saturday.

May 23, 2024

This Peruvian Street-Style Fried Chicken Inside a 30-Year-Old Taquería Is the Valley’s Best-Kept Secret

“I'm very proud of bringing our food, Peruvian food, and the acceptance from our Mexican brothers,” says chef Omar Zavala, who is from Peru and took over Taqueria Juanito's with his wife, Carmen, five years ago.

May 22, 2024
See all posts