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Headlines: The Economics of MS-13; Car Smashes Into Hollywood Restaurant

8:30 AM PST on January 27, 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 always look closely.

    —Two of three parts have been released of a years-long journalistic investigation into the business operations of MS-13. [Insight Crime]

    —A car slammed into the address of Hotel Covell and Bar Covell yesterday, injuring three people. [LAT]

    —A 160-pound bronze statue of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gigi was placed at the site of their fatal helicopter accident yesterday, the anniversary of their deaths. [TMZ]

    —A high school student was stabbed by another student yesterday at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in Westlake. [MNLA]

    —West Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin announced he would not run for re-election for a third term. [NBC]

    —Saturday is the last day to get your hands on the breakfast tacos at Hot Tacos at Koreatown's Line Hotel. For now anyway. [Eater LA]

    —Some dude in North Dakota found a metal screw or bolt in his Taco Bell. See what happens? [Mashed]

    —Los Angeles was ranked among the dirtiest cities in the nation by a site called Lawnstarter. And via, ahem, Fox News. Anyway, you're on there too, Glendale. [Fox11]

    —A look into local "Buy Nothing" groups yielded discussion of a silk L.A. Raiders baby jacket we can now do nothing but dream of. [Eastsider]

    —Del Taco started a $2 value menu to help people deal with inflation. [Fortune]

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