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Headlines: Punks Aim Fireworks and Throw Rocks at LAPD Officers In Boyle Heights; Mexico’s Richest City Limits Water Use to Only Six Hours a Day Amid Drought

9:22 AM PDT on June 21, 2022

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—Dr. Simone Gold, a prominent vaccine skeptic and author based in Beverly Hills, received 60 days in prison for her role in unlawfully entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th, 2021. [UPI]

—A journalist known for exposing police abuses in Los Angeles, shares a disturbing and homophobic death threat she received. [CC/Twitter]

—A motorcycle chase between a suspect and LAPD in Echo Park and Silver Lake on Monday involved a rider going off-road in Elysian Park. [KTLA]

—LAPD reportedly shot a man who was aiming a gun at people and vehicles near the Grove and its surrounding neighborhood. [LA Mag]

—Artist Gus Zermeno Jr. created a siiiiiiiiick Lakers mural on the basketball court at Inglewood's Southside Christian Church. [r/Losangeles]

—Real estate development firm Relevant Group has "gutted" Downtown's Morrison Hotel, an SRO property made famous on the cover of the The Doors' album of the same name. Plans are to replace the structure with a "party hotel."  [Esotouric]

—A monkey wearing a bulletproof vest and camo was reportedly found on the body of its human owner in the aftermath of a cartel gun battle in Texcaltitlan, Mexico last week. [CBS]

—A demonstration this morning will protest L.A.'s forthcoming ban on bike repairs on the street, intended to target bike thefts and sales. [Street Watch LA]

—A racist attack against a Filipino-American family at a North Hollywood McDonald's has left them physically and mentally traumatized. [Koreatown Life]

—2021 Nobel Prize co-winner Dmitry Muratov, the editor of one of Russia's last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his medal to donate $103.5 million to help children displaced by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. [Reuters]

—Self Help Graphics & Art has paid off its mortgage in Boyle Heights, ensuring its longevity and permanent roots in the neighborhood. [SHGA]

—Three LAPD officers were injured while confronting what was later declared an "illegal assembly" in Boyle Heights this weekend, as members of the crowd threw bottles and shot fireworks at them. [CBS]

—Three men were arrested near Joshua Tree with firearms, ammo, and explosive devices in their cars and homes. [LAT]

—The last orange grove in the San Fernando Valley may soon be sold to a developer intent on putting in single-family homes. [ABC]

-Monterrey, Mexico's wealthiest city, has been limited to only using water for six hours a day amid a very severe drought, forcing many to panic-buy water bottles and price gauge existing supply. [REUTERS]

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