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Headlines: 17 South L.A. Gangs Blamed For Rise in Follow-Home Robberies

8:30 AM PDT on April 13, 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.

—Nurlan Saburov, a Russian comedian from state television, was protested, booed, and heckled during a show in L.A. this week over his silence about Russian attacks on Ukraine. [Global Happenings]

—L.A.'s recent rash of follow-home robberies is being pinned on 17 local street gangs from South L.A. [MSN]

—A woman was hit by a car during a robbery attempt in Downtown L.A. yesterday. [KTLA]

—50-year-old Joseph Gatt was arrested in Los Angeles last week for engaging in “online sexually explicit communication” with a minor, and already had a warrant out for a similar crime. The KTLA headline shows a photo of British actor/model Joseph Gatt, though it remains unconfirmed whether it is the same man. [KTLA]

—How corporate polluters rallied to crush action on life-devastating climate change. [The Intercept]

—An unidentified woman has withdrawn her lawsuit against Snopp Dogg over accusations of sexual assault. [Yahoo!]

—Hollywood's The Magic Castle is being purchased by Randy Pitchford, founder of video game company Gearbox, and a longtime magic enthusiast. [LAT]

—A guide to L.A.'s black-owned coffee shops. [TimeOut]

—Guests staying at Cancun hotels will be made to sign a form acknowledging their understanding of certain drug laws in Mexico, part of the country's efforts to clamp down on drug-related crimes as spring break gets underway. [Travel Off Path]

—Ventura's Miya Ponsetto, the woman who attacked a Black teen in New York in 2020 over a phone she thought was stolen but had been left in an Uber, has plead guilty to a hate crime over the incident. [CBS]

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