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Headlines: Russian Missiles Injure 4 at Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen in Kharkiv; Venice Couple Killed In Bed

8:30 AM PDT on April 18, 2022

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—Russian missiles battering Kharkiv, Ukraine, injured four staff members working for chef Jose Andres' non-profit World Central Kitchen, which has a local hub destroyed in the bombing. The non-profit organization feeds embattled populations and refugees across the war-torn country. Andres has previously operated restaurants in Los Angeles, among other U.S. and international cities.  [Deadline]

—A Sherman Oaks Whole Foods is experimenting with new technology that lets people shop and pay with only a wave of their palms, no check-out needed. [KCRW]

—Activists are using mobile vigils to commemorate the lives of loved ones who died while experiencing homelessness. [BuzzFeed]

—A deep dive into L.A.'s Cambodian-owned donut shops and the Boyle Heights exhibit that honors them. [KCRW]

—38-year-old Jaycie Martinez was killed on Saturday morning when a car she was riding in slammed into a house in Watts. The driver was found to be under the influence. [ABC]

—A couple in Venice was shot and killed while sleeping in their bed last week, setting their neighborhood on edge. [NBC]

—An initiative named the California Recycling and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act will attempt to reduce the amount of plastic trash, but faces furious opposition from people who make or distribute single-use plastic crap-ola. [LAT]

—A male couple from L.A. and their children were verbally assaulted during an Amtrak trip to the Bay Area last week, leading to police being called. [NBC]

—Antisemitic flyers were found around various neighborhoods in west Los Angeles this weekend, potentially timed during Passover. [NBC]

—R.I.P. to legendary New York D.J., record executive, and graffiti artist Kay Slay, born Keith Grayson, who passed away Sunday after a four month battle with complications from COVID-19. [HipHop DX]

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