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Headlines: LAPD Officer Holds Protestor Demanding Resignations By Neck At City Hall; Signal Hill’s Ten Mile Brewery Burglarized

4:40 PM PDT on October 18, 2022

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—DTLA: Kate Cagle, Spectrum News 1 anchor, and reporter, recorded a video appearing to show an LAPD officer in riot gear at City Hall holding a protestor by the neck. The protestor was demanding that Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo step down. [Twitter]

—Signal Hill: Ten Mile Brewing reports that they were burglarized again last night, with an image posted to their Instagram account showing a shattered front door with broken glass littered throughout the floor. "These criminals are starting to put a big financial strain on us," the independent craft brewery posted. Nonetheless, they are staying positive about the experience finishing with, "But the good news is, they didn’t get the beer!!" [Ten Mile Brewing]

Long Beach: Authorities were investigating a possible oil spill near Alamitos Beach after witnesses reported seeing tarballs on the shoreline. However, by the time “When our team arrived there was no oil or any tar balls along the shoreline and any oil that was in the water had dissipated,”   [Hey SoCal]

Compton: Police are investigating the fatal shooting on Saturday of a man identified as Cristian Flores Padilla. [CBS]

Signal Hill: Ten Mile Brewing was the victim of a break-in and burglary that left its front door shattered. Please go support. [Ten Mile Brewery]

North Hollywood: 24-year-old Kyli Watts was stabbed in the head by a random stranger with a pair of gardening shears on October 10, leaving her with a traumatic brain injury. [NYP]

Santa Monica: After the City of Santa Monica failed to produce an approved housing plan, an automatic approval for over 4,000 new housing units, which "normally require years of review and planning to see approval," will be greenlighted, setting off a massive building boom in the seaside city. [The Real Deal]

O.C.: A Newport Beach ophthalmologist removed 23-year-old contact lenses stuck together inside of a patient's eye. The doctor said she'd never seen anything like it in 20 years of practicing. [KTLA]

—Ikea is raising prices by as much as 80%, blaming ‘surging’ transport and material costs. [Metro.Co.Uk]

—Rick Caruso will most likely soon pass the $80 million mark in campaign spending in his effort to become Mayor of Los Angeles. [Julia Wick/Twitter]

—Oakland police have been seeking the legal right to equip robots with lethal arms. [The Intercept]

—Jury Convicts Paul Flores of Murdering Kristin Smart in 1996. The California student went missing after Mr. Flores, a fellow student, escorted her to the dorms after an off-campus party. She was never seen again. [New York Times]

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