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Headlines: Northern Vs. Southern California Cannabis; Instagram User Shows ‘How to Hack an Electronic Road Sign’

9:32 AM PDT on August 9, 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.

    —Thirty-seven-year-old Nicole Lorraine Linton, the driver suspected of causing a multi-vehicle crash that killed five in Windsor Hills last week, is being charged with six counts of murder. [LAT/LBPT]

    —A site for administering a vaccine against Monkeypox is opening today in East Hollywood. [NBC]

    —Someone shows their followers "How to Hack an Electronic Road Sign." [Instagram]

    —LA Galaxy is accused of trying to throw Orange County Soccer Club out of Irvine's Championship Soccer Stadium [OCS]

    —A grand jury is being convened to investigate the L.A. Sheriff Department's alleged cover-up of an incident in which a deputy knelt on the head of a handcuffed inmate for three minutes. [LAT]

    —The fencing surrounding Echo Park will be replaced after being torn down on Sunday night. [LAist]

    —Disney has released the trailer for a soon-to-air documentary called "Mija" on the experience of two daughters of undocumented Mexican immigrants trying to make their way in the music industry. [WOD+]

    —The Environmental Protection Agency has identified 23 facilities in the U.S. responsible for toxic air pollution that puts people in their surrounding communities at elevated cancer risk. [ProPublica]

    —Carlos Tamayo, the founder of La Tortilla Factory, has died at age 76. [PD]

    —According to California's chief justice, the state's private, for-hire judge industry is in need of "stronger oversight." [LAT]

    —The differences between Northern California and Southern California's cannabis markets. [KCRW]

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