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Headlines: Ambulance Workers on Strike; L.A. Mag Pulls Story Over Factual Errors

Mat Napo

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.

—L.A. and O.C. ambulance workers are striking for higher wages, while claiming the minimum wage they're currently paid is draining their ranks and affecting response time. [LAT]

—Los Angeles Magazine has reportedly pulled writer Mitchell Kriegman's 4,000-word investigative article on a public information officer in Santa Barbara said to contain "innuendo and factual errors to suggest he was corrupt." [SB Independent]

—Spanish chef and humanitarian Jose Andres is setting up mobile kitchens in Poland to feed hot meals to refugees leaving Ukraine with the help of volunteer firefighters. [Jose Andres/Instagram]

—How Haas avocados became the "green gold" of certain cartels in Mexico. [The Conversation]

—LAPD backed off of a chase suspect last night in the streets of Silver Lake and Koreatown, reason unknown. [NBC]

—A multiple murder-and-suicide at a church near Sacramento left five dead, including the gunman's three children, in the 70th U.S. mass shooting of 2022. [CNN]

—A look inside a booming Hollywood drug delivery business with a business model "like a food delivery app." [LAT]

—Two L.A. men have been sentenced to prison for their part in a kidnapping-and-ransom scheme targeting individuals crossing the Mexican border into the U.S. [USDJ]

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