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Headlines: Megan Thee Stallion Recounts Shooting; Beverly Hills Installing 900 More Surveillance Cameras (and 50 Plate Readers)

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 remember to always look at it closely.

—Hundreds of protestors marched to the front of the Turkish consulate in Beverly Hills, as part of the many events held across the city to remember the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. [Yahoo!]

—Allegations of a deputy gang existing in the Major Enforcement Team of Sana Ana Sheriff's Department include an accusation that five members harassed two teen girls and groped one at a Culichi Town restaurant in 2020. [Knock LA]

—An ongoing UCLA study shows residents of Los Angeles are increasingly dissatisfied with life in the city, from paying more for gas and necessities to increases in homelessness and crime. [UCLA]

—Santa Ana's Super Clinik was raided by cops for stacks of cash in March, most likely on behalf of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. [OCR]

—Rapper Megan Thee Stallion taped an interview with Gayle King, discussing her 2020 shooting, allegedly at the hands of ex-boyfriend Tory Laynez, following a Hollywood party. The full interview airs this morning. [Atlanta Black Star]

—Workers at two Long Beach locations of Starbucks will vote on whether to unionize this week. [CBS]

—A man was shot to death early this morning in East L.A. [2 Urban Girls]

—COVID hospitalizations are slightly up in L.A. [NBC]

—Beverly Hills has about 2,000 surveillance cameras now. Watching you. And 900 more may soon be joining them, along with 50 license plate readers. [LAT]

—A candlelight vigil was held last night for 20-year-old Gabriel Kalechi Isiguzo, shot outside of a strip club in North Hills in March while picking up his girlfriend. His killer remains unidentified. [ABC]

—Taco Bell is launching an interactive, touring Drag Brunch that will hit five cities, beginning next month. [NRN]

—Edgar Preciado's Compton-based Beer Thug Life Brewing is seeking investments. [We Funder]

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