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Headlines: Street Takeover and Car Crash Already at 6th Street Bridge; Untangling the Sheriff ‘Cover-Up’ In Mitrice Richardson’s Suspicious Death

9:13 AM PDT on July 19, 2022

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    —A man was hospitalized following a car-to-car shooting last night near the intersection of San Pedro and East 28th streets. [KTLA]

    —LivingLos Angeles is focusing on the suspicious 2009 death of Mitrice Richardson, promising to untangle the web of covers-up by police organizations after her release from the Malibu Los Hills Sheriff's Station quickly led to her apparent disappearance and murder. [LivinLosAngeles; Part 2]

    —Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the National League to being tonight's MLB All-Star game at Dodger Stadium. [ESPN]

    —CEOs of Health Care companies raked it in during the pandemic, with those at the top 300 companies raking in more than $4.5 billion in 2021. [STAT]

    —LAPD is telling people not to wear expensive jewelry on Melrose. [NBC]

    —Some dipshit crashed his Dodge Challenger on L.A.'s new Sixth Street Bridge last year. [323_1320]

    —There was also a street takeover of the Sixth Street Bridge that led to it being shut down last night, not even a week after its unveiling. [NBC]

    —U.S. confidence in newspapers and T.V. journalism has hit an all-time low. [Gallup]

    —The City of L.A.'s plan to provide jobs by converting a barren plot it purchased in Watts after the 1992 Uprising has resulted in a single street built on a 10-acre vacant piece of land 30 years later. [LAT]

    —France is suffering extreme wildfires, Portugal is burning, and England had its hottest day on record. [Reuters]

    —The U.N. is warning that a record number of people worldwide are facing the threat of starvation, primarily due to Putin's invasion of Ukraine. [NPR]

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