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Headlines: STD Rates Go Up; L.A. is Six Wealthiest City in the World

9:28 AM PDT on September 16, 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.

    —Retired Mexican general Jose Rodriguez has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2014 abduction and disappearance of 43 student-teachers in the city of Iguala. [Reuters]

    —Two men were shot and wounded on Wednesday near Google headquarters and Venice Bridge Home in Venice. [SMDP]

    —Local activists are alleging that this week's searches of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and former chair of the Civilian Oversight Commission Patti Gigganas' homes are retaliation for an investigation into deputy gangs in the L.A. Sheriff's Department. [People's City Council]

    —A Boyle Heights street will be officially renamed for ranchera legend Vicente Fernandez this afternoon. [MNLA]

    —Los Angeles is the sixth wealthiest city in the world, according to this site. [HGCR]

    —A man was shot and wounded before crashing on the 110 Freeway yesterday, closing its northbound lanes for a while. [ABC]

    —The Governor of Texas sent two buses of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris' doorstep, as Florida's similarly awful governor sent two planes of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. [Black Enterprise]

    —STD rates went up in the U.S. in 2021, including a significant spike in syphilis cases. [CDC]

    —Marilyn Louise Flynn, a former dean at USC, will plead guilty to a federal bribery charge in the political corruption case involving Mark Ridley-Thomas, and potentially pay a fine of at least $100,000. [ABC]

    —"Why are rich people so obsessed with proving U.S. cities are dystopian hellholes?" [Vice]

    —A 120,000-member Facebook page known as California History is being shut down, supposedly due to Facebook's "buggy porn-seeking algorithm" making it difficult to maintain. [Esotouric]

    —Teddy's Red Tacos opens in El Monte today. [Teddy Vasquez]

    —A Simi Valley man is being accused of manufacturing 3D-printed machine guns in his home. [KTLA]

    This. [Dr. Mel/Twitter]

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