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10:35 AM PST on November 8, 2022

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.

—Los Angeles: Election Day is finally here. But that doesn't mean you have to stand in line to vote in person. You can still fill out a vote by mail ballot and return it to a voter drop box or mail it in. If you prefer to vote in person, polling places will stay open an extra hour later today (so you have until 8 PM to vote). Remember, if you're standing in line when the polls close, you can still vote! For more useful things to know, check out our Trusty Guide to Voters Guides. And tune into our YouTube channel starting at 7:45 PM for the latest election results discussed live by our staff and special guests! [@CityOfLosAngeles/Twitter]

—East Hollywood: One person was stabbed to death at Los Angeles City College (LACC), yesterday afternoon. "CAMPUS EMERGENCY. STABBING INCIDENT. SHELTER IN PLACE," LACC said in an alarming tweet at around 3:30 PM. The fatal stabbing reportedly stemmed from an altercation between two unhoused men, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Two hours after the stabbing, a school-wide lock down was lifted. It's unclear if any suspects were detained. [KTLA]

—Los Angeles: If you adhered to L.A.'s strict outside watering guidelines this summer, or any other water saving measures… pat yourself on the back. Angelenos saved a record 6 billion gallons of water between June and September this year. During that same time period, the department of water and power gave out nearly $3 million in rebates. [LADWP]

—L.A. River: Speaking of water in L.A., two cars were spotted floating in the L.A. River this morning following a storm. The vehicles appeared to be unoccupied, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. [NBC Los Angeles]

—Los Angeles: Measure A would give the L.A. County Board of Supervisors the authority to remove an elected sheriff under certain circumstances. Some say the law will provide necessary checks and balances, while others say it gives the five representatives that make up the board too much power. [L.A. TACO]

—Santa Monica: A Westside news publication is accusing Councilmember Lana Negrete of smuggling herself past secret service with help from Santa Monica Police to engage in an unpermitted campaign photo opp during President Biden’s landing at the Santa Monica Airport, calling it a “serious breach of national security by our men and women in blue.” [Westside Voice]

—DTLA: Convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein is on trial for sexually assaulting women in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Weinstein’s defense attorney questioned why some of his accusers continued to stay in contact with the former Hollywood mogul after they were allegedly sexually assaulted by him. Prosecutors countered that argument by bringing in an expert who explained that it's not uncommon for victims of sexual assault to stay in contact with their abusers. Weinstein wielded so much power and influence in Hollywood, many of his accusers felt that disengaging would make things worse for them, prosecutors argue. [LAT]

—Los Angeles: You can leave your tap cards at home today. All Metro buses and trains are free on Election Day! [KTLA]

—Los Angeles: Only 20 percent of eligible voters cast their ballots as of yesterday, which means we'll probably see a lot of last minute voters at the polls. [Los Angeles County Registrar/Twitter]

—Fullerton: Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen reports that the restaurant raised $2,600 for Pakistan flood victims after collecting 15% of all sales made on Tuesdays from mid-September to mid-October. [Khan Saab]

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