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Headlines: L.A. Mountain Lions Becoming “Seriously Inbred;” CHP Officers Kill Pedestrian on 105 Freeway

8:30 AM PDT on May 5, 2022

photo: California Department of Fish and Game/Flickr Creative Commons

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—Isaiah Arias Lee, the man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chapelle on stage on Tuesday night, once made a rap song called "Dave Chappell" in 2020. [The Fader]

—California Highway Patrol shot and killed a man who was running around on the 105 Freeway in Paramount on Wednesday, following reports he'd been struck by several cars, leading to a shutdown for several hours. [CBS]

—An attempted robbery of a Compton smoke shop resulted in the death of one of the four assailants when a guard who'd been shot in the face fired back at them. [ABC]

—L.A.'s mountain lion population is showing signs of increased inbreeding, as a result of being cut off from each other prides by roads and development. [National Geographic]

—The police in Central California's City of Leemore are warning flower vendors not to sell without a license before Mother's Day, one of their biggest potential days for sales. [Black Lives Matter Hanford]

—L.A. City Hall is now reopen to the public after two years of being closed, with heightened security. [LAT]

—"The U.S. Could Learn A Lot From Big Abortion Wins in Latin America." [Vice]

—A look into the work of ACE, a mentoring organization where architecture, construction, and engineering professionals teach L.A. high school students their arts, as well as the group's recent work building playhouses for kids with Habitat For Humanity. [NBC]

—Social Distortion released a hat in collaboration with USL Champions Orange County Soccer Club, with proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. [OCSC]

—Brazil's president is tweeting shit at Leonardo DiCaprio over the actor's concerns about the Amazon rain forest. [CNN]

—A fascinating dive into drug addiction issues in ancient Greece. [Kera Think]

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