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Headlines to Know About Today: Workers Protest CA Anti-Solar Bill In DTLA, Playboy Mansion Dog on Coke

11:26 AM PST on January 17, 2022

Welcome to L.A. TACO's new daily news briefs, where we will bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and always look at it closely. 

—The MAGA fan formerly known as Kanye West is being investigated for a battery incident for his role in a fight in Downtown last week that involved Ye pushing a guy who asked for an autograph. [CBS]

—On a particularly gruesome Thursday last week, a retail worker was stabbed to death during the daytime at her job on La Brea, and a nurse was brutally attacked at Union Station and later died. [MSN, CNN]

—Eyewitness and close friend Jeff Weiss recounts the life and harrowing assassination of Drakeo the Ruler, in which a massive group of hooded attackers swarmed and attacked him and his entourage, leaving the rapper dead. [LA Mag]

—Thus far, our "Headline of the Year Award" is going to Inside Hook's "Even The Dogs at The Playboy Mansion Were On Coke." [IH]

—R.I.P. to KABC's longtime talk radio host Michael Jackson, who died at 87. [LAT]

—A large spill of vinasse, a residual byproduct of Tequila's production, spilled into the waterways of Ayotlan, Jalisco, poisoning its waterways and destroying its fishing. [TDB]

—Sheriff Alex Villanueva explains why the Feds are charging four alleged F13 members with the murder of an off-duty police officer, and not the Los Angeles D.A. [ABC]

—A group of Angelenos gathered in Downtown last week to protest proposed obstacles to using solar energy. [SSR]

— A Beverly Hills home made famous after playing Nancy's house in A Nightmare on Elm Street has sold for $2.8 million. Sleep tight. [CNN]

—The Boyle Heights-based Netflix show Gentefied has been cancelled. [Deadline]

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