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

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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.

—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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