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Headlines: L.A. Galaxy President Promises To Step Down If Team Doesn’t Make Playoffs This Year

10:48 AM PDT on April 12, 2023

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—Carson: Following a months-long boycott by team supporters, Galaxy president Chris Klein sent an email yesterday promising he will step down if the team does not make the playoffs this year. "I believe in what we are building and in the people who are building it. However, if we fall short of the goals this year, I will step aside as the President of the club that I so dearly love," Klein wrote. [L.A. Galaxy]

—California, specifically Los Angeles, is the burrito capital of the country. Eater's California teams collaborated to publish an impressive package dedicated to the Golden State's burritos this week, including wet burritos smothered with Oaxacan mole and definitive guides breaking down the nuances of San Diego, San Francisco, and L.A.-style burritos. [Eater]

—As fallout continues around the Los Angeles Police Department’s release of undercover officers’ pictures, the question of who actually works undercover is far from settled. Should it only be officers involved in the most sensitive assignments — embedded with drug cartels, terrorists and other criminal networks — who grow beards, dye hair, shed their identities? [L.A. Times]

—NPR has "quit Twitter" after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media' by the social media platform. NPR's official Twitter feeds have gone silent. The news organization cites the social media platform's decision to question NPR's editorial independence through a series of inaccurate labels. [NPR]

—LAPD is deleting public records, according to Stop LAPD Spying Coalition. The group noticed that the LAPD deleted two rosters from the website they use to share public records. This comes after Stop LAPD Spying obtained the names, serial numbers and photographs of all sworn LAPD officers through a public records request, and published their findings on a website called Watch The Watchers. Last week the city filed a lawsuit against the abolitionist group. [Watch the Watchers]

—E.V. hot dog and Halal food carts? The future is now! The Street Vendor Project hopes rechargeable electric power supplies can improve air quality and reduce fossil fuel use, so a new fleet of electric food carts is being tested in New York. For now, it is a pilot program. Will electrically powered bacon-wrapped hot dogs in L.A. also soon be a reality? [The City]

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