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For sale sign in front of house in East Hollywood (Lexis-Olivier Ray, April 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.

—California’s historic Little Arabia is finally recognized in Orange County. [Guardian]

—Southern California’s housing collapse: Sales plunge after 47% payment jump. [LADN]

—Rising pump prices in California defy the lower national trend. [Bloomberg]

—The L.A. Sheriff's Department has been stripped of control in a criminal investigation launched into county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and others, amid concerns that Sheriff Villanueva may have allegedly launched the investigation out of retaliation towards his political enemies. [LAT]

—Dodgers great Maury Wills, who played shortstop on three championship World Series teams, has died at the age of 89. [ESPN]

—A 19-month investigation into alleged sexual abuse by musician Marilyn Manson will be handed over to the L.A. County D.A.'s office for consideration to press criminal charges against him. [Pitchfork]

—Eater wonders whether or not "Los Angeles has the best pizza in the country?" [ELA]

—The Hollywood sign is getting a paint job for its 100th birthday and you can watch it all on live cam. [Hollywood Sign]

—Downtown has added added "more residential units than any other American city’s downtown except Atlanta's." [The Real Deal]

—Emergency workers intervened when a person threatened to jump from a bridge over PCH by the Santa Monica Pier yesterday. [Patch]

—Breaking down the paradox of the so-called "French taco." [Tasting Table]

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