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Headlines: Four Men Shot in Skid Row; Interest Rate on Home Loan Rises to Above 6%

9:55 AM PDT on September 15, 2022

    Homeless encampments in Skid Row. (Photo by by Philip Iglauer/LA Taco archive)

    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.

    —Patagonia owner Yvon Chouinard claims he will give the estimated $3 billion company away to a trust sworn to fighting humanity's climate crisis. "Earth is now our only shareholder," he wrote in a statement. [MSN]

    —For the first time since 2008, a widely watched survey shows the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed home loan is above 6%, the latest in a series of increases that have sharply slowed the housing market. [LAT]

    —Four men were shot on Wednesday afternoon at 5th and San Julian streets on Skid Row. [NBC]

    —Two people have been arrested for their suspected parts in Karen Bass's home robbery. [LADN]

    —Flight attendants on major U.S. airlines are increasingly using tacos as an example of how to store your overhead luggage. [WSJ]

    —After serving a search warrant at the home of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, L.A. Sheriff's deputies seized boxes at the home of Civilian Oversight Commissioner Patty Giggins. [Kate Cagle/Twitter]

    —Minnesota accidentally legalized cannabis sodas, something craft brewers are taking advantage of quickly. [Vice]

    —A Reseda family is fighting to keep their autistic son's emotional support dog from being seized by animal control following a fight with another dog. [KTLA]

    —Fred Franzia, the inventor of Two-Buck Chuck, died at the age of 79. [Wine Spectator]

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