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Headlines: L.A.P.D. Seizes $2 Million in Products At An Allegedly Illegal L.A. Dispensary; Health Officials Warn of False Negative COVID Tests

10:53 AM PDT on August 18, 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.

    —LeBron James has agreed to a $97.1 million two-year contract extension with the Lakers. [ESPN]

    —A search at an allegedly illegal L.A. cannabis dispensary has reportedly led to the "great job" of seizure of $2 million in products. [LAPD]

    —Students are reportedly struggling from the heat amid a lack of air-conditioning at Franklin High School in Highland Park. [HP90042]

    —California health officials are warning that negative results from your at-home COVID tests can be wrong, requiring follow-up tests. [LAT]

    —Two former Pennsylvania judges have been ordered to pay over $200 million for their part in an alleged scheme to sentence children to for-profit prisons in exchange for kickbacks. [AP]

    —University of Cambridge researchers have invented "floating artificial leaves’ that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water," using a process inspired by photosynthesis. [UoC]

    —L.A. firefighters retrieved two safes from the Mulholland canyon brush in the Hollywood Hills. [NBC]

    —Abel Concho, a former corrections officer at Downtown's federal jail, has been sentenced for making false statements to investigators over his sexual abuse of an inmate. [KTLA]

    -Local paranormal investigators claim to have captured ghosts walking at a cemetery on their Tesla screen. Apparently, they aren't the only ones who have claimed this, either. [Youtube]

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