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Headlines: Warren G Samples LAPD Detective’s “Purge” Quote; Mexican Food Museum Opens in DTLA

7:35 AM PST on February 15, 2022

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    —Long Beach rapper Warren G released a new video for his song "Life is Beautiful" that uses head of the L.A. Police Protective League Jamie McBride's recent speech comparing today's L.A. to The Purge in the track's intro. [Complex]

    —In comments attempting to criticize Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene confused "gazpacho" with the Nazi Gestapo. [CNN]

    —Two members of the Rollin 30's Harlem Crips were each sentenced to 12 years in prison for the March 4 robbery of a $500,000 watch from a Beverly Hills jeweler at Il Pastaio, in which one diner was shot. The man responsible for discharging the firearm awaits sentencing. [LAT]

    —Gas prices in L.A. and O.C. have hit record highs. [LAT]

    —That time when Edin Alex Enamorado exposed a group of undercover cops at the Super Bowl and called them "corporate puppets." [Foos Gone Wild]

    —“Don’t run or I’m going to kill you.” A robbery victim recalls his frightening experience at a West Hollywood Rite-Aid last Sunday night. [KTLA]

    —Plaza Cocina, a museum dedicated to Mexican food, is now open in Downtown's La Plaza de Cultura y Artes with its debut exhibit "Maize: Past, Present, and Future." [ABC]

    —A 50-year-old man was arrested for trying to break into the cockpit of his flight out of LAX on Sunday. [CBS]

    —A Manhattan Art Gallery called "The Hole" is now open on La Brea. [TAN]

    —A New Hampshire town polluted with PFAs has almost three times the rate of thyroid and other cancers. [The Intercept]

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