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Headlines: Criminal Attacks on Street Vendors Surged This Past June and July; Being ‘Brown and Gay in L.A.’

8:53 AM PDT on September 20, 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.

    —Criminal attacks on L.A. street vendors surged this past June and July. [Crosstown]

    —The COO of Beyond Meat was arrested for biting a man on the nose and threatening his life following a collision in a parking garage at the University of Arkansas. [People]

    —A man was arrested at a Whittier location of Stater Brothers after locking himself in the bathroom with a female minor and attempting to sexually assault her. [SGV News]

    —Construction on the border wall started by Donald Trump is reportedly resuming under the Biden Administration. [The Intercept]

    —Video purports to show an LAPD officer firing out of their patrol car at two individuals, one of who the cops claimed they believed to have a  gun, which turned out to be a butane lighter. [FTP]

    —A new book titled "Brown and Gay in L.A." focuses on the experiences of the gay sons of immigrants--specifically Filipino and Latino--in our city. [NBC]

    —A driver doing burnouts in his pickup truck was busted with 11 pounds of cocaine in Garden Grove. [KTLA]

    —An interview with Inglewood-based artist Hedy Torres, whose work is all about street vendors in Los Angeles. [MTP]

    —Five people have been arrested in connection with last year's murder of 27-year-old Chris Cordova in Long Beach. [KTLA]

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