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Headlines: Kanye Handing Out ‘White Lives Matter’ T-Shirts in Skid Row; L.A. Is Third Most Rat-Infested City in U.S.

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Downtown: In a video shot by an accused sex offender, Kanye West was observed handing out "White Lives Matter" t-shirts in Skid Row on Sunday. [Rolling Stone]

Inglewood: A security guard at Good Batch Hookah Lounge was supposedly rolled up on by L.A. Sheriff's Department deputies and beaten up before being charged with assault on an officer, according t an expert on LASD gangs. [Cerise Castle]

Historic South-Central: The family of 22-year-old Margarito Lopez, fatally shot by police on December 18 nearly a year ago, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the LAPD, claiming the man was suffering a mental health crisis and should have had a mental health team sent to assist. [KTLA]

Mid-Wilshire: A 43-year-old woman was stabbed and a dog killed by a 23-year-old man wielding a sword or machete last night. [NBC]

Hollywood: The famous Hollywood sign is getting its hair did. [ABC]

—Willowbrook.: Charles Drew University has become the first historically Black university west of the Mississippi to offer a four-year medical degree yesterday. [NBC]

—Has Eric Garcetti taken off to Argentina? Does that mean City Council President Mitch O'Farrell is now acting mayor? [Dakota Smith/Twitter]

—Los Angeles has been declared the third most rat-infested city in the country, ranked by pest control company Orkin by the number of new rodent treatments performed from September 1 2021-August 31, 2022. L.A. was #2 in the previous rankings, but New York beat it out this year. [Orkin]

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