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Headlines: Guadalajara Cartel Founder Released From Prison; Dodgers Clinch NL West Title

9:52 AM PDT on September 14, 2022

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—Donations are being requested for funeral services for Mikie (Windfield) Lee, the 17-year-old who was tragically shot and killed this weekend at a Lincoln Heights carnival. [GoFundMe]

—Oakland man Eric Watts has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a string of armed robberies across Los Angeles and Northern California, as well as an incident including an officer-involved shooting on Melrose. [CBS]

—Historic Filipinotown barbecue restaurant The Park's Finest is politely asking for donations to recoup funds after a power-outage forced it to close for several days last week. [TPF/Instagram]

—A 15-year-old girl died from a believed fentanyl overdose on the campus of Hollywood's Bernstein High School yesterday, while her friend survived an overdose. [ABC]

—Devastating, marine life-destroying algae blooms in Bay Area waterways are being likened to "wildfire in the water." [HCN]

—Police are looking for witnesses who intervened last month when a man named Farid Lalezarzadeh allegedly pinched a 13-year-old boy on the butt at a Glendale donut shop. [KTLA]

—Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, the 76-year-old founder of the Guadalajara Cartel, has been let out of prison on house arrest after 33 years due to deteriorating health. [ABC]

—The L.A. Dodgers won their ninth National League West division title win in the last decade after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. [NBC]

—L.A. County has approved plans to end a COVID-era tenant protections at the end of 2022. [LAist]

—56-year-old Michael Smalls has been arrested in connection with the stabbing, one fatal, of two men at a Long Beach gay bar this weekend. A GoFundMe is seeking donations for their support. [KTLA]

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