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Headlines: Protestors Forcibly Removed From L.A. Mayoral Debate; Kershaw Breaks Dodgers Strikeout Record

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—It appears a car crashed into the Original Tommy's World's Famous Hamburgers on Beverly over the weekend. [Reddit]

—A security guard for Johnny Depp once gave $420, chicken tacos, and some bottled water to a man on Skid Row to get the actor's phone back after it had been thrown from the window of his Downtown loft. [Insider]

—Black Lives Matter L.A. co-founder Melina Abdullah, among other activists, was forcibly removed by LAPD before Sunday's mayoral debate at Cal State L.A., where attendance was tightly restricted and where Abdullah used to be the chair of the school’s Pan-African studies department. [LAT]

—22-year-old D'Travion Turner of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was found dead from a possible gunshot wound inside his car in the Melrose District on Saturday morning. Neighbors reported hearing shots on Friday night. [NBC]

—The history of Armenian-Americans in California. [YouTube]

—How Salvadoran restaurant La Flor Blanca thrived in Pico-Union and beyond after the L.A. Uprising. [LAT]

—A man was shot and killed as a fight broke out following a Cinco de Mayo carnival in Santa Ana. [KTLA]

—11 deteriorating and mummified bodies were found at a Sun Valley funeral home after the owner left them to decay. [NBC]

—Actor Woody Harrelson plans to open aWest Hollywood dispensary called "The Woods." [Benzinga]

—A new Korean taco concept called SoulMates is coming to Beverly Grove. [ToddRickAllen]

—An early morning fire destroyed a textiles business in Downtown on Sunday morning. [NBC]

—Clayton Kershaw broke the Dodgers all-time strikeout record on Saturday, previously held by Don Sutton since 1979. [ESPN]

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