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Headlines: Antisemitic Arson Suspected At North Hollywood Bookstore; Boyle Heights Protestors Scorn Caruso Campaign’s Visit

via Iliad Bookshop/Instagram

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Sylmar: A shooting occurred at a gas station in Sylmar on Sunday night involving an off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy, who reportedly fired on some suspects but was not injured himself. Two others reportedly "self-transported" to a hospital for injuries, which are not believed to be from any gunfire. [KTLA]

—Boyle Heights: Protestors greeted the Caruso campaign's stop in Boyle Heights with chants of "culero," ridiculing and rousting the candidate. [El Random Hero]

Montebello: One man is dead and three others wounded by stabbings on Sunday evening, believed to have stemmed from an argument and fight within one single family. [ABC]

Lancaster: Pop singer Aaron Carter was found dead at the age of 34 in his home on Saturday, with an initial Sheriff's Department claim that he was discovered and "unresponsive" in the bathtub by a house sitter. [TMZ]

Long Beach: A gaggle of Proud Boys was allegedly spotted joining anti-abortion protests in Long Beach, amid other reports that the police were protecting them and other right-wing protestors. [Chad Loder/Twitter]

Inglewood: The City of Inglewood is reportedly working "quietly" to buy the Inglewood Swap Meet to turn it into a hotel and parking lot. [Maintain The Mystery/Twitter]

North Hollywood: Iliad Bookshop was the victim of a suspected arson on Friday, causing damage to its front door and fortunately being contained by firefighters. The owner believes the fire was set purposefully by antisemitic terrorists, given a flyer that appeared at the business. [Iliad Bookshop]

Pasadena: Ben Neuhaus, owner of Snake Oil Provisions in Highland Park, was badly injured by a drunk driver in Pasadena on October 2 while riding his motorcycle. An online fundraiser is seeking funds for his medical care. [GoFundMe]

—Breaking down the "mountains" of spending in the race to become mayor of L.A., in four charts. [XTown L.A.]

—L.A. County Prosecutors will review past cases involving Corey Palka, the former LAPD captain accused of tipping off CBS executive Les Moonves to a sexual assault complaint filed against him. [AP]

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