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Headlines: Meat Thief Steals Over $3K Worth of Smoked Brisket; A Year’s Worth of Rain Fell in Death Valley in Three Hours

10:22 AM PDT on August 8, 2022

As BBQ Brisket. Photo by Erick Galindo.

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.

—Nearly a year's worth of rain fell in Death Valley over three hours last week, causing flash floods and trapping over 1,000 people. [Reuters]

—Siete Foods is giving away $40,000 to three Latino operators of taco businesses. [WTHR]

—Exploring the despair of young Californians in the face of the threat of global warming. [LAT]

—A class-action suit has been filed against Northern California's Siskiyou County and its sheriff, alleging racist traffic stops and restricted water transportation rights, amid a "sweeping campaign to harass and intimidate Hmong and other Asian Americans." [LAT]

—Thirty out of 140 "tiny home" units are reportedly sitting vacant at the West L.A. V.A., while veterans continue sleeping on the streets. [Westside Today]

—Jeremiah Pike, an inmate who ran away in the middle of being loaded onto a Sheriff's Department transport vehicle in West Hollywood on Friday, was recaptured later that afternoon. [KTLA]

—Roger E. Mosley, an actor known for his work on Magnum P.I., died from injuries sustained in a car crash in Lynwood on Sunday morning. [THR]

—Exploring the past, present, and future of trompo-made taco meats. [Texas Monthly]

—Colombia's new president, Gustavo Petro, a former member of the leftist M-19 guerrilla group, was sworn in on Sunday. [DW]

—Actress Anne Heche crashed her car into a Mar Vista home on Friday morning, causing a fire and heavy damage. She is expected to survive despite critical injuries. [NBC]

—Hotel workers are reacting to a proposed ordinance that would require hotels to rent vacant rooms to houseless individuals using a voucher system. [Business Insider]

—A fourth set of human remains has been discovered in a drying Lake Mead. [CBS]

-A thief jumped the fence of la Barbecue restaurant before loading at least 20 briskets, worth over $3,000, into an SUV and fleeing, KVUE TV reported. [BI]

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