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Headlines: Palos Verdes Estates May Be Ruled Liable for Allowing Local Surf Gang to Harass Out-of-Town Surfers

10:08 AM PST on March 6, 2023

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Palos Verdes Estates: A California appeals court ruled that Palos Verdes Estates may be liable under the state’s Coastal Act if city officials turned a blind eye to the Lunada Bay Boys’ decades-long harassment of out-of-town surfers attempting to enjoy the area’s coveted waves. The court's ruling could set a precedent that could force cities to confront aggressive and territorial behavior from local surfers or face fines of up to $15,000 per day. [OC Register]

Monrovia: Cell phone footage captured the aftermath of a driver under the influence crashing into a parked car that collided into a taco stand on Saturday morning, sending multiple people to the hospital. [San Gabriel News/La Puente626sgv]

East L.A.: Owners of East L.A. Film Shop report a break-in, in which several digital cameras were stolen and a door was broken. [ELFS]

—More than 100 L.A. businesses have committed to help Children’s Hospital Los Angeles exceed its $1 million goal to provide critical, life-saving care for every child they treat as part of Make March Matter through March 31. A full list of partner restaurants and their offerings, including Porto's, Alfred Coffee, Mirate, and Mirame, can be found in the link. [MakeMarchMatter]

—An extra añejo tequila has been released under Nobu Matsuhisa's brand name. The spirit is made in collaboration with Qui Tequila, using a blend of agave harvested in 2007 and 2008 and aged in American whiskey barrels. It is only available at Nobu restaurants in the U.S. [Nobu]

Tujunga: A petition is circulating to stop a luxury gated housing development called 'Canyon Hills,' which was approved by L.A. City Council, based on an Environmental Impact Report conducted in 2003. According to organizers, the initial construction entails grading the scenic hillsides, cutting some ridge-lines down 80 feet, paving over ecologically important mountain streams and ripping out hundreds of Coast Live Oak trees. The permit could be approved any day now, and the project has been controversial for 20 years for its sweeping destruction of the Verdugo Mountains in Tujunga. [Change.org]

Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw: Some students at Susan Miller Dorsey High are calling a Building Blue Bridges field trip to honor Tyre Nichols a "pro-police" event that was "inappropriate and traumatizing.” [Knock LA]

—Talented actor Tom Sizemore, known for roles in films including Saving Private Ryan, Heat, Blackhawk Down, True Romance, and Natural Born Killers, is dead at the age of 61. Here, former co-stars including Danny Trejo, Kim Coates, and Wendell Pierce pay tribute to his work and memory. [Vulture]

—A popular social media account has put a police file on La eMe on social media, writing, "If I disappear you'll know why." [Outlaw Archive]

—The corruption at Fox News "is worse than you assumed." [Mother Jones]

—Jesus “Jesse” Treviño, a pioneering Chicano painter and cherished fixture of San Antonio’s art community, died on February 13 at the age of 76. Treviño was celebrated for his photorealistic celebrations of Mexican American life, which he captured in towering murals around San Antonio and delicate portraits now housed in major art institutions such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art. [Art News]

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