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Headlines: Officials Seek Forfeiture of $63 Million L.A. Mansion; Local Moms Talk About ‘Parenting While High’

9:32 AM PDT on May 6, 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.

    —The U.S. Justice Department is seeking the forfeiture of a Holmby Hills mega-mansion recently listed for sale at $63,500,000, alleging its purchase was possible due to bribes paid with the proceeds of a corruption scheme in Armenia. [Justice.Gov]

    —North America's largest, richest known source of Native cave drawings have been unveiled in Alabama, following their discovery in 1998 and subsequent protection. [CNN]

    —L.A. COVID cases have surpassed 3,000 for the first time since mid-February. [Deadline]

    —15 people were detained when police broke up a street takeover in Sun Valley last night. [KTLA]

    —A man, said to be in his 20's, was shot and killed in South L.A. last night. [CBS]

    —L.A's cannabis-appreciating moms sound off on parenting while high. [L.A. Cannabis News]

    —Flying insect populations have fallen 60% in Great Britain since 2004, and should "shock and concern of all." [Guardian]

    —Dave Chappelle's attacked will be charged with four misdemeanors after L.A. County D.A. George Gascon's office declined to file felony charges. [LAT]

    —Why were federal police called in to confront pro-choice protestors in Downtown this week? Inquiring minds want to know. [LAT]

    —Rebecca Grossman, a socialite in Hidden Hills, is being ordered to stand trial in the murder of two young brothers hit by a speeding Mercedes, which fled the scene, while in a crosswalk in Westlake Village. [CBS]

    —The campus of Montebello High was closed yesterday due to an unspecified threat. [KABC]

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