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Headlines: Bengal Tiger Charges Into Taquería In Mexico; LAPD Footage Shows Cop Shooting Less-Than-Lethal Round at Downtown Punk Show

10:02 AM PDT on August 2, 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.

—A study of over 36,000 adults finds that having just one alcoholic drink a day is linked with reductions in overall brain volume. [Penn Today]

—A railroad worker shortage is clogging The Port of L.A. with cargo, portending another possible national shipping "logjam." [CBS]

—Julian Nava, the first Mexican American member of the L.A. School Board and a U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has died at age 95. [LAist]

—A Bengal tiger ran into a taquería in Mixquiahuala, Hidalgo, and was soon calmly coaxed out of there by one brave man. [Mazatlan Weekly]

—A new bar in Lincoln Heights with transplant vibes is being called out for allegedly trying to open without permits. [Lincoln Heights Intel]

—A driver crashed into a Metro bus in Huntington Park before fleeing on Monday, leaving the driver and two passengers hospitalized. [CBS]

—549 men in the entertainment industry, including Jordan Peele, Donald Glover, and J.J. Abrams, have joined 400 women in the industry in sending letters of support to executives at Hollywood studios that demand certain safety protocols be established for pregnant employees in states where abortion is being outlawed. [Variety]

—Heavily edited body-worn camera footage from the recent Dead City Punx concert near the 6th Street Bridge shows officers taking glass bottles and then later striking a DIY concert goer with less lethal round, sending them to the hospital. [Hollenbeck Area LERI/YouTube]

—A free film fridge at Reparations Club Bookstore looks to counter the rising cost of film for Black photographers. [Black Image Center/Instagram]

—Re:Her has a $20,000 grant to give to 10 women operating food or beverage businesses in Los Angeles. [Re:Her]

—How the U.S. "botched" the legalization of cannabis. [Forbes]

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