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Headlines: Fights Shut Down Knotts Berry Farm; How Disneyland Has Gotten So Damn Expensive

9:35 AM PDT on July 18, 2022

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—High summer temperatures predicted to be seen in 2050, due to global warming, are looking like they have already arrived in the U.K. [CNN]

—998, the new national phone number available to call for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis and be connected with trained mental health professionals, is now live across the country. [NBC]

—Reports of multiple fights, supposed-but-unconfirmed shots fired, and stampeding guests at Knotts Berry Farm forced the theme park to close three hours early on Saturday night, with "teenagers" getting the blame. [CBS]

—How a noted journalist and an Indigenous rights activist lost their lives to murder together on the Amazon River. [NYT]

—Fugitive drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero was arrested by Mexican marines in Sinaloa on Friday, after nine years on the run and a stint on the FBI’s most wanted list for the 1985 killing of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. The U.S. will seek his extradition on drug trafficking charges. The capture coincided with the crash of a Blackhawk helicopter near Los Mochis that killed 14 members of Mexico's navy. [AP]

—How did a family trip to Disneyland get so friggin' expensive? You'll be sorry you asked. [The Hustle]

—And if Anaheim city councilman Jose Moreno has his way, Disneyland will cost more, as he wants to add a 2% gate tax on tickets to the theme park. [MSN]

—LAPD has issued a "safety alert" for the area around the Melrose shopping district, due to robberies and attacks they can't seem to get control over. [KTLA]

—Here's a crazy puzzle made just to fuck with your head. [SteveStuWill/Twitter]

—A look into L.A.'s water enforcement "police." [Phys.org]

—Who has been getting a little help from the neighbors of water wasters. [XTownLA]

—An armored Brinks truck was robbed of a potential $10-$100 million in jewelry near Los Angeles, while traveling between jewelry shows in Northern Californian and Pasadena this Saturday. [ABC]

—Sneaker consignment store Flight Club officially reopens on Fairfax after shuttering over two years ago due to significant damage incurred amid May 2020 protests. [Flight Club]

—A Texas man was arrested in connection with four Los Angeles murders that happened as far back as 1980. [LAT]

—Two suspects, 20 and 44-years-old respectively, were arrested for the recent wave of robberies at Southern California 7-11s, including the killing of two people. [NBC]

—A 17-year-old boy was shot and wounded by a man on foot while driving through the Vermont-Slauson area of South Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon. [KFI]

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