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Headlines: Jay-Z Criticized For Chateau Marmont Oscar Party; L.A.’s Air Is ‘The Worst’ in U.S.

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—A mayoral forum featuring the top five candidates for L.A. Mayor was brought to a halt after 30 minutes on Tuesday night when homelessness activists interrupted the participants with shouts and profanities. [LAT]

—Citing three investigations, the L.A. County Inspector General has identified 40 deputies in the Sheriff's Department who belong to gang-like groups like the Banditos at the East L.A. station and Executioners from the Compton station. [LAT]

—A Sherman Oaks man has claimed responsibility for this weekend's Tesla jump in Echo Park that resulted in a crash. [KTLA]

—Jay-Z is drawing criticism for planning an Oscars party at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont, despite an ongoing boycott of the property by the local hotel workers' union over former staffers' accusations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. [THR]

—Five suspects armed with axes smashed their way into a family-owned jewelry store in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, running off with about $5 million in merchandise. [My News LA]

—A woman was hospitalized from multiple gunshot wounds in South L.A.'s Vermont Square neighborhood last night. [KTLA]

—L.A. is the first U.S. city to reach an average fuel price of $6 per gallon. [DMUK]

—A report by IQAir finds that L.A. has the country's most polluted air. [NBC]

—L.A. Times reports on the fraud and misappropriation that robbed ancestors of victims of the Armenian Genocide and churches from receiving their part of $37.5 million in reparations. [LAT]

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