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Headlines: North Hollywood Strippers Seek To Unionize; L.A. Hires a “Chief Heat Officer” In Hopes Of Reducing Deaths

7:20 AM PDT on June 22, 2022

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    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.

    —A visual guide to the pantheon of Aztec gods. [The Pudding]

    —The slain spider monkey narco wearing a came hoodie and bulletproof vest now has his own corrido. [Vice]

    —A case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court may determine whether the EPA and other federal agencies can write and enforce regulations against carbon emissions at power plants, and will possibly have much wider implications about our ability to prevent further warming that will ruin life on Earth. [E&E]

    —Los Angeles has hired a "chief heat officer" to try and prevent deaths and hospitalizations in the face of rising global temperatures created by human-caused climate change. [Smithsonian]

    —The 59-year-old Chino Hills man accused of kidnapping a 22-year-old woman, holding her hostage, and repeatedly raping and torturing her turns out to be a former cop in the Huntington Park and Hawaiian Gardens Police Departments. [KTLA]

    —An L.A. County civil jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of the 1975 sexual abuse on a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion. [ABC]

    —Actor Martin Sheen, whose legal name remains Ramon Estevez, says he has regrets about changing it. [CNN]

    —L.A. City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell is calling on L.A. Times owner Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong to cooperate with the city on reopening St. Vincent Medical Center to provide care for the houseless. [LAT]

    —A crew of dancers have been staging themed protests outside of Star Garden Topless Dive Bar in North Hollywood, with the goal of forming the county's only stripper's union for better working conditions. [LAist]

    —The Queen Mary will launch the Shaquille O'Neal-related "Shaqtoberfest" as its new Halloween-time theme park. [NBC]

    —The U.S. Green Building Council LA has picked Watts as the future home of its 2022 Legacy Project, a "healing garden" for survivors of violent crimes. [NBC]

    —Conceivably finding him to be a major douche, Elon Musk's 18-year-old daughter wants to change her name to Vivian Jenna Wilson, wanting no relation to him "in any way, shape or form." [CNN]

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