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Headlines: Police Seized 42 Ghost Guns From ‘Eastside Wilmas’ Gang in Wilmington, Uncovered Supply Line

5:14 AM PST on February 28, 2023

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—Wilmington: Eastside Wilmas armed gang members with ghost guns in L.A. Harbor area, authorities say. The ATF and LAPD made 18 arrests connected to assault, gun and narcotics charges, and recovered 42 ghost guns used by the Eastside Wilmas gang, authorities said.[L.A. Times]

—Los Angeles: Crime is skyrocketing on L.A. Metro system, including a jump in drug deaths. The incidents of violent crime, illicit drug use, and people dying from drug overdoses on the LA Metro transit system skyrocketed in 2022, leaving board members saying that the alarming trend should be treated as an emergency to be addressed immediately. [L.A. Daily News]

—Echo Park: The daughter of the L.A. police union boss was involved in the shooting of a pellet-gun-wielding woman. When Jacqueline McBride and two other Los Angeles police officers fatally shot a homeless woman last week as she pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at them she became the third member of her immediate family on the force to shoot someone. [L.A. Times]

—Culver City: Rush Street, a neighborhood bar in downtown Culver City, closed last night. [Nicolas Gonzalez/Twitter]

—A Twitter user @notabigjerk posted a thread on Twitter that shows 50 sandwiches that are respectively being rotated 360 degrees. Suffice it to say, it's pretty cool.

—Chinatown: There's a new bagel in town, cooked in a pizza oven at the Mexican-Jewish L.A. food pop-up, Malli. This Sunday, they are popping up at Homage Brewing in Chinatown at 9:30 AM. They will feature freshly brewed coffee, pastrami, smoked whitefish, and more. [Malli L.A.]

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