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Headlines: Free Tickets for P-22’s Memorial at Greek Theater Now Available

10:26 AM PST on January 9, 2023

Photo via Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

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.

Los Feliz: A memorial for P-22, the legendary mountain lion recently euthanized, is being held at the Greek Theatre on February 4, billed as a "privately sponsored event and a place where we come together respectfully to celebrate and grieve" the big cat collectively. Tickets are available this morning and are expected to sell out. [KTLA]

—A protest is planned at the Hall of Justice tomorrow after D.A. George Gascon's decision not to prosecute the L.A. Sheriff's Department deputies who shot Frederick Holder 33 times on June 23, 2021, in Norwalk. The protest is planned for 10:30 am at 211 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. [Justice4FredH]

—Watts rapper 03 Greedo is rumored to be scheduled for release from a Texas prison this Thursday. The entertainer was charged with methamphetamine and firearm possession stemming from a 2016 arrest and was given 20 years after pleading guilty. The rapper just put out a new mixtape in anticipation. [Uproxx]

Reseda: An overturned pickup truck snarled traffic on the 405 Freeway this morning after crashing and coming to rest alongside a building in the southbound lane. A man believed to be in his 40s was trapped in the truck until rescued by LAFD and was transported to a trauma center in serious condition. [Patch]

Downtown: A tanker truck filled with propane also overturned on the 110 Freeway north near Downtown at roughly the same time this morning, though fortunately, none of the propane was spilled. The truck was eventually righted on its tires, but a SigAlert was still in effect at 8am. [KTLA]

—The L.A. Dodgers have cut ties with Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Trevor Bauer, ending speculation on whether the team would reinstate him following sexual abuse allegations in 2021. If the team can't find a trade partner, Bauer will be placed on unconditional release waivers. If he clears those, he will become a free agent. [ESPN]

—A customer at a taco restaurant in southwest Houston shot and killed a man trying to rob other customers of the place last week, and is agreeing to speak with investigators. [C2H]

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