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Headlines: Science Behind ‘MicroDosing’ Shrooms Is Still Conflicting; Monkeypox Cases Double In Last Two Weeks

10:11 AM PDT on August 22, 2022

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—A suspect pointed a gun at two women on a street in Long Beach, demanding their baby girl, only to be later arrested with an accomplice. [NBC]

—Monkeypox cases have more than doubled in Los Angeles in the last two weeks, with 1,105 monkeypox cases reported countywide so far as of Friday. [LAT]

—One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon following a dispute between 10- to 15 people over a handbag outside of a cannabis dispensary. [NBC]

—A 14-year-old boy was wounded by a ricocheting bullet inside of a Foot Locker in Hollywood this weekend. [CBS]

—Police are searching for suspects in the intentional running over of 17-year-old Matthew Lobos, who was murdered Sunday when two cars drove over him outside of a party. [KTLA]

—District 3 Councilman Bob Blumenfield is calling for legislation that would protect street vendors in the wake of last week's axe attack on a fruit vendor's stand. [KTLA]

—An elderly man backed his car into a Woodland Hills Whole Foods this weekend. [ABC]

—Does microdosing actually work? Inquiring minds want to know. [VICE]

—Highland Park's Buddhist temple has been purchased... and is looking to become a church. [HP90042]

—The first case of Monkeypox in an L.A. County jail has been reported. [CourtWatchLA]

—Donations are being collected for the family and memorial of Echo Park's Victor Monarque, who was killed after being run over by the driver of an LAPD car in May. [GoFundMe]

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