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Headlines: Underground Bunker With $9 Million Worth of Weed Found In San Bernardino; Molotov Cocktails Found In Santa Monica Mountains

9:21 AM PDT on May 24, 2022

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 look closely.

—Employees at Huntington Beach's Princess Bride Diamonds fought off a crew of smash-and-grab robbers who entered their store and took over seven thousand dollars worth of jewelry. [NBC]

—San Bernardino discovered an underground bunker with over $9 million worth of marijuana being grown inside. [CBS]

—The Gaviota coast, Southern California's last stretch of undeveloped coast and a biologically significant region, is again being targeted for development. [Independent]

—The L.A. County Civilian Oversight Commission is holding a hearing on L.A. Sheriff's Deputy gangs tonight and the public is encouraged to attend. [LACCOC]

—An adorable 4-month-old puppy was brought to an animal hospital with an arrow in its neck, fortunately surviving the injury and surgery. [KTLA]

—An employee at a Riverside school for special needs students has been arrested for allegedly giving some of them fentanyl, leading to one overdose. [LA Mag]

—A conversation with the CEO of Pallet, which is making the "tiny homes" city officials will help to alleviate homelessness, along with a critic of the city's plans. [NPR]

—"What the Hell happened to the LA Marathon?" The wealthy citizens of northern Santa Monica, basically, who tried to get paid to have the route continue to have its conclusion there . [Defector]

—Bang Energy has been ordered to pay $175 million for violating the trade mark rights of Monster Energy and L.A.'s own Orange Bang, in addition to legal fees. [MCH]

—Black Sugar Rib Co. offered an entire smoked alligator in Downtown L.A. on Sunday. [Miss Piggie Eats]

—LADOT is removing some of the crosswalks Angelenos put in themselves in El Sereno. [Raphael Mimoun]

—The L.A. Archdiocese is asking Alex Villanueva's campaign to stop showing him praying in St. Alphonsus Church in East L.A., as it allegedly violates a policy that says church property can not be used for candidates’ political campaigns. [LAist]

—Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu will step down from his post today, following an FBI affidavit that alleges his implication in corruption, bribery, obstruction of justice and fraud charges stemming from the city's approved $320 million sale of the land and parking lots at Angels Stadium to team owner Arte Moreno. [Spectrum News 1]

—The Pio Pico Library's parking lot will be transformed into a park, adding .6 acres of green space with a playground and exercise equipment. [Instagram]

—A 34-year-old man was arrested after the discovery of multiple Molotov cocktails in the Santa Monica Mountains. [LAT]

—The homeless veteran and amputee who was shot in the head outside of a South LA McDonalds last week has died from his injuries. [KTLA]

—Ramit Varma has dropped out of the mayor's race, and will endorse Caruso. [CBS]

—The great Susan Orlean looked back on the life of Hop Woo chef Lupe Liang. [New Yorker]

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