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Headlines: How L.A. Became a Hub for Iranian Immigration; Charity Haunted House in I.E. Shut Down by Neighbors’ Complaints

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.

—While President Joe Biden is pardoning everybody convicted of simple cannabis possession on the federal level, while his administration still seems intent on giving stiff sentences to distributors. [Reason]

—Latino farmworkers are worried about the alleged potential serial killer in Stockton, California. [JR Stone]

—Exploring how Los Angeles became a hub for Iranian immigration. [NYT]

—Rick Caruso and Karen Bass bashed it out again last night over issues including homelessness and crime at their second mayoral debate. [CBS]

—A haunted house in the Inland Empire, set up to raise funds for a terminally ill child, was shut down over neighbor complaints. [NBC]

—The legendary stone Moai statues on Easter Island have been irreparably damaged by fire stemming from a volcano. [CNN]

—A deep look into Inglewood's Carnitas El Artista, by L.A. TACO veteran Erin Recinos. [Eater]

—A 60-year-old man was hit by stray gunfire during a street takeover in Vermont Square last month. [KTLA]

—It's Modelo time for the mayor of Chicago. [FooCommunity]

—"The city of L.A. closed the online application form for neighborhood speed humps within 25 minutes of it going live." [Ryan Fonseca/Twitter]

—R.I.P. to comedian Judy Tenuta, who died at the age of 72 yesterday in Studio City. [AP]

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