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Headlines: Leon Bridges Creates a Taco With Benefits; Sublime Releasing Cannabis Line

8:00 AM PST on February 7, 2022

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    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.

    –Singer Leon Bridges is creating a benefit taco with spicy achiote chicken and bacon called "The Ft. Worth" in collaboration with L.A.'s HomeState. Proceeds go to CASA LA and his own organization, The Big Good. [Uproxx]

    –Following a recall election of more moderate Republicans, Shasta County, considered one of Northern California's most conservative, could fall under the control of a movement backed by militia members and conspiracy theorists. [SB]

    –An imposter posing as a medical professional recently snuck into a juvenile hall in Sylmar, where he collected Covid-19 swabs from some young people, along with their names and social security numbers. [LAist]

    –A 100-year-old church caught on fire in Watts this Sunday, and now investigators are investigating the cause. [LAT]

    –Legendary Long Beach band Sublime has its own cannabis line coming this summer. "Cuz hard work good, and hard work fine, but first take care of head." [Ganjapreneurs]

    –A cannabis dispensary in Manchester Square was burglarized last Thursday, while a responding LAPD patrol car crashed on the way. [KTLA]

    –NASCAR came to L.A.'s Memorial Coliseum this weekend. For some reason. [ESPN]

    –Covid hospitalizations appear to be falling in L.A. [ABC]

    –Firefighters battled a blaze at a two-story office building in Century City yesterday. [CBS]

    –Lynwood's great Balam had a break-in over the weekend. Go eat their excellent tacos to support. [IG]

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