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Headlines: Anti-LGBT+ Hate Crime In Pasadena; Imagining L.A. Without Traffic

7:36 AM PDT on March 31, 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.

—Three people were attacked by a group of men following an LGBT+-friendly night at Pasadena's Ix Tapa Cantina on Friday. The 10-minute beating, which left the victims hospitalized, is being investigated as a hate crime. [ABC]

—L.A. has ended its vaccine verification mandate for indoor businesses and large outdoor events. [ABC]

—Sheriff Alex Villanueva's campaign manager, Javier Gonzalez, has been allegedly trolling L.A. Times reporter Gustavo Arrellano with racist invective, following the journalist's three-part interview with Villanueva. [LAT]

—Imagining an L.A. without traffic. Ahhhh... [Zocalo Public Square]

—Three L.A. women were arrested for stealing $8,000 worth of cosmetics and over-the-counter drugs from a bunch of stores in Apple Valley on Tuesday. [VVNG]

—22-year-old ambulance driver Jason Anderson was arrested for an accused sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl whose school called for help last Friday in Riverside County. He will now face felony charges of sexual battery and penetration by force. [NBC]

—The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir just bought a house in Silver Lake. [DIRT]

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