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Headlines: Paris Baguette Worker Crushed to Death In Mixing Machine; Holocaust Museum Receiving Threats After Rejection By Kanye

9:53 AM PDT on October 26, 2022

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    —Activists are calling for a boycott of Paris Baguette A 23-year-old factory worker was crushed to death in their headquarters in Korea, and workers were subject to continue working the next day directly near the machine where they pulled her remains from. SPC, a South Korean conglomerate popular for Paris Baguette, also run Dunkin’ Donuts, Shake Shack, and Baskin Robins locations in Korea, amongst many other franchises. The President of South Korea has called for an official investigation into the death of the young factory worker. SPC has been in hot water for labor disputes all year long, and this adds even more to protests and boycotts. Though SPC has committed to changes, workers and the public seem to want more. Korean labor groups are planning more protests and boycott activities. There are several locations of Paris Baguette in Los Angeles. [Koreatown Life]

    Pasadena: In a scene from a horror movie, a woman smashed the front door of a home using a pick axe while dressed in a Victorian outfit. After promising, "I'll be back," the woman was arrested. [CBS]

    Echo Park: Police are searching for a man suspected of following a woman walking her dog back to her apartment and sexually assaulting her. He is described as described as "a 5-foot-8 Hispanic man with dark hair, brown eyes, and a mustache," weighing between 180-200 pounds. [ABC]

    Fairfax: Following its (rejected) invitation to offer a tour to antisemitic douche Kanye West, L.A.'s Holocaust Museum has been receiving messages filled with hate and threats on social media. [Holocaust Museum]

    Valley Glen: One man was killed and another wounded when a man in his 50s entered Sky Hookah Lounge and, following an argument with the seated victims, fired on the two before running away. [KTLA]

    Woodland Hills: A $50,000 reward is being offered for information in the death of 81-year-old Ok Ja Kim, who was found strangled and "semi-charred" in her home in early August. [Yahoo]

    —R.I.P. to Mike Davis, who immortalized the endless contradictions, illusions, and glories of living in Los Angeles in his legendary book "City of Quartz," among others. [LAT]

    —These are supposedly the "safest neighborhoods" in Los Angeles, led by Rolling Hills, Avalon, and Beverlywood. [KTLA]

    —LAPD launched a criminal investigation into whether the recent leak of racist audio from certain City Councilmembers was illegally recorded. At least one reporter claims this was at the request of the disgraced Councilmembers themselves. [CNN]

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