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Headlines: Kendrick Lamar Drops New Song; 10 Bands Unite For “Punk Vs. Putin”

9:53 AM PDT on May 9, 2022

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    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 at it closely.

    —Kendrick Lamar dropped his new single "The Heart Part 5," his first solo song in four years, a few days before the expected release of his new album, "Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers." The video features deep fakes of Will Smith, Kanye, O.J., and other celebrities. [Variety]

    —The 30-foot-tall Historic Filipinotown Eastern Gateway landmark, named "Talang Gabay," meaning "Our Guiding Star," was revealed this weekend over Beverly Boulevard. [CBS]

    —Following a 911 call for an assault with a deadly weapon, three children were found dead in a Woodland Hills home on Sunday morning. [LABC]

    —Despite hundreds of complaints over LAPD officers not wearing masks that safeguard others from COVID-19 infection, as well as a pledge to enforce a department mandate, new data reveals that very few officers were punished for going mask-less. [LAT]

    —Another body was discovered as Lake Mead's water levels drop, following the discovery of a body in a barrel a week ago. [Newsweek]

    —Roughly 100 people participated in a protest for reproductive rights in West Hollywood. Not 1,000. Or 10,000. [NBC]

    —A man was shot and wounded by an assailant on a bicycle in Downtown on Saturday afternoon. [CBS]

    —An Anaheim man was arrested for an attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man he was romantically involved with and fleeing in a U-Haul truck in Garden Grove on Saturday, leading to a high speed chase with multiple law enforcement agencies. [LAT]

    —L.A. artist Lauren Halsey is showing her work, which centers on collages mixing photos she takes in South Central Los Angeles with found materials, personal relics, and various inspirations, recently opened her first solo show in New York. [NYT]

    —Long Beach may soon establish "kid zones" in local playgrounds, which would ban adults unless they're chaperoning a child under 12. The effort looks to cut down on vandalism and drug and alcohol use in these areas. [CBS]

    —Two Texas teachers, who are band-mates in Left Handed Knives, recently created "Punk Versus Putin," which united 10 local bands to play a show and make an album to raise donations for "Glory For Ukraine." [KrisTV]

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