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Headlines: Gardena Fruit Vendor Killed In Armed Robbery; Reckless Driver Kills Six In Windsor Hills

10:29 AM PDT on August 5, 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 yet-to-be-named fruit vendor in his 30s was shot during an armed robbery attempt in Gardena on Thursday afternoon, later dying at the hospital. [CBS]

    —A driver of a Mercedes ran through a red light in Windsor Hills, causing a fiery crash that killed six, including a pregnant woman. Eight others were injured. [ABC]

    —L.A. raised comedian D.L. Hughley is being widely criticized for an Instagram post steeped in an ugly, false stereotype against Chinese restaurants. [Fighting Asian Hate]

    —Famed Mexican chef Diego Hernandez, who briefly had his own restaurant, Verlaine, in Los Angeles, has been hired by Dudley Market in Venice. [Eater LA]

    —James Franco has been cast as Fidel Castro in an upcoming film, angering more than a few people on social media. [Danny Hastings/Instagram]

    —Some right-wing conservatives are celebrating Brittney Griner's nine-year sentence to a Russian prison. [Rolling Stone]

    —A drug raid at a Fremont, Ohio taco stand yielded four keys of cocaine and $50,000 in cash. [WTVG]

    —A bill to legalize psychedelics in California will be considered by the Assembly Appropriations Committee. [Marijuana Moment]

    —A Greyhound bus traveling from L.A. to Fresno crashed in Visalia, injuring 24 people. [LAT]

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