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Headlines: Hop Woo Chef “Lupe” Yening Liang Dies; “Illegal” Postmates Ads Cover Hotel Cecil

9:38 AM PDT on May 3, 2022

photo via Mary Liang/GoFundMe

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—Complaints filed on behalf of thousands of migrant children detained in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody allege verbal, mental, and physical abuse, the denial of health care, and the serving of rotten or inedible food, including prolonged stays in freezing cold rooms. [Vice]

—A leaked draft majority opinion shows the Supreme Court of the United States has voted to strike down 1973's landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which protects abortion rights in our country. Here's a document that will help you support reproductive rights and access to abortions in your state. [Politico]

—Rest in peace, chef “Lupe” Yening Liang of Hop Woo, who we profiled in 2019. Funds are being raised for his funeral expenses. [GoFundMe]

—"If the Amazon is to die, it will be beef that kills it." [WashPo/Instagram]

—Knock L.A. reports the insane tale of Wyatt Waldron, an L.A. Sheriff's Department deputy who allegedly shot a sheriff's gang tattoo off of the arm of another off-duty officer during a camping trip. Again, that's "shot" the tattoo off. [Knock]

—Speaking of which, John Oliver dedicated a portion of his HBO show to examining claims of L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva's abuse of power and attempted cover-up of police brutality and police gangs. [Deadline]

—L.A. graffiti and art legend Chaz Bojorquez received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters and offered an inspiring speech. [California Locos]

—After having its historic hand-painted sign erased, Hotel Cecil is now covered in "illegal" ads for Postmates. Some are now calling for a boycott against the meal delivery program [Esotouric/Instagram]

—Scenes from the Petersen Automotive Museum's annual "Japanese Car Cruise-In." [Yahoo!]

—A major gas leak closed off portions of Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade on Monday afternoon. [LAT]

—25-year-old Chasen Alibrando, of Santa Monica, died after falling off the cliffs of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara this past Friday. [KTLA]

—Three children were injured during a police open house in Rancho Cucamonga, when a bounce house lifted into the air due to a sheriff's helicopter landing nearby and creating a downdraft. [KTLA]

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