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Headlines: Police Shooting Closes 405 Freeway; Clayton Kershaw Pulled While Pitching Perfect Game

8:30 AM PDT on April 14, 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 closely.

—The southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway were closed through the Sepulveda Pass this morning following a police shooting around 3 a.m. [ABC]

—Three lawsuits have been filed against Dodger Stadium security staff, alleging violence against the team's fans. [LAT]

—Clayton Kershaw pitched seven perfect innings against the Twins last night before being taken out of the game, causing some controversy over coach Dave Roberts' decision. [MSN]

—Plans for a drive-through Starbucks in Glassell Park are facing opposition from neighbors concerned over traffic congestion. [The Eastsider]

—The three O.C. tacos that will make you "fall in love with cecina." [OCR]

—Sheriff Alex Villanueva plans to pull his deputies from transit policing the L.A. Metro, giving up on the system of shared enforcement with LAPD and Long Beach Police. That is, unless the LASD can get a contract to run the whole show. [NBC]

—"For the first time in the last decade, the mortality rate for Latinos in Los Angeles County became worse than that of white residents" beginning in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic. [LAT]

—Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has plead guilty to one count of forcible touching, stemming from an 2019 incident in a New York nightclub. [CBS]

—Meet Taco Dad, the Texas visionary behind the so-called "travel taco." [Texas Monthly]

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