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Headlines: No Parking Around Banc of California Stadium for LAFC Fans Due to a USC Football Game

10:15 AM PDT on November 2, 2022

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Downtown: Due to a scheduling conflict and USC getting priority for the parking around Banc of California Stadium, fans are going to have to take public transit and find other forms of transportation to get to the MLS cup final match between LAFC and the Philadelphia Union.[Cesar Hernandez]

Echo Park: "Hey people who were priced out of echo park years ago by gentrifiers, you can now buy a shirt that says 'Echo Park' on it for $48 at Canyon Coffee." [@digitalurn/Twitter]

Boyle Heights: Lil Libros is on a mission to bring books back to the neighborhood after the closure of the Benjamin Franklin Library earlier this year. [Remezcla]

West Covina: Funeral funds are being collected for Vladimir Umana, a Miller Brewing Co. beer account rep to the L.A. restaurant community and father of two who lost his life in a shooting at a friend's house on Halloween that also killed friend Ronnie Benitez. [GoFundMe]

Woodland Hills: A fiery crash killed two on Tuesday night, from what authorities believe was a rear-end accident that caused two cars to burst into flames. [KTLA]

—The Rolling Stones have reportedly sent City Council candidate Traci Park's SuperPAC a cease-and-desist over using the song "Gimme Shelter" in a campaign ad. [David Turkell/Twitter]

—American Medical Response, the largest U.S. provider of ambulance services, announced it would end non-emergency transports in L.A. County over California's low Medicaid reimbursement rates, halting an estimated 28,000 annual rides. [PT]

Brendan Carr, the U.S. Federal Communications Commissioner, is encouraging the government to ban TikTok over the Chinese app's supposed exposure of private American user information. [ABC]

—A new population study found that one out of every eight deaths in Americans aged 20 to 64 resulted from drinking too much alcohol. [Med Page Today]

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