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Headlines to Know About Today: Suspect Sought in La Brea Store Murder; Marty Roberts R.I.P.

9:00 AM PST on January 19, 2022

Photo: Sterling Davis

Welcome to L.A. TACO’s new daily news briefs, where we will bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and always look at it closely. 

—Rest in peace to singer Marty Roberts of L.A.’s beloved duo, Marty & Elayne, who died last Thursday. We simply can’t imagine the Los Angeles we love without him. [Larry Karaszeweski/Twitter]

—A warning from Alhambra that there may be a sexual predator on the loose. [The New York Blvd.]

—31-year-old Shawn Leval Smith has been named as the suspect in the killing of 24-year-old Brianna Kupfer at her job on on La Brea last week. He is at large and considered armed and dangerous, with a $250,000 reward being offered for information leading to his capture. [Heavy]

—Former major league pitcher Brandon Gomes has been named the Dodgers’ new general manager. [ESPN]

—A 48-year-old homeless man is being charged in the killing of 70-year-old Sandra Bell, the nurse who was attacked at Union Station last week. [USN]

—The Grammy Awards are over us and headed to Vegas this April. [SDUT]

—A 20-year-old woman was reportedly ambushed, shot, and killed while driving in Harbor Gateway on Monday. [CBS]

—The drive to recall Mike Bonin has apparently failed for a lack of signatures. [LAT]

—If you haven’t had your catalytic converter stolen recently, can you really still call yourself a Californian? [XTown]

—A 64-year-old diver from Long Beach died while on an expedition to explore the Elly oil platform off Huntington Beach. [LAT]

—Travis Scott was forced from his suite by a sewer leak at the Rams game this week. [TMZ]

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