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Headlines: Porsche Driver Injures 7 At South Central Carnival; Gunshot Victim Found Dead In Koreatown

7:44 AM PST on November 14, 2022

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Historic South Central: 23-year-old Steven Weems was arrested for felony hit-and-run after driving his Porsche Cayenne through a street carnival in South Central L.A. on Saturday night and injuring seven people with non-life-threatening injuries. [KABC]

Koreatown: One man was found shot to death this morning in a Koreatown sidewalk, following a report of shots fired after 3am and reports of two men running from the scene. [KTLA]

Fairfax: A Blockbuster Video-themed pop-up bar is open off-Melrose, featuring Crystal Pepsi and Zima, among other nostalgia. [ABC]

Granada Hills: Three women and two men were taken to the hospital from the same apartment complex this weekend, believed to have possibly overdosed on the same drug. One person was reportedly rescued from a cardiac arrest. [AP]

Playa Del Rey: The L.A. City Council has voted to fund rehabilitation for the ecological area surrounding the Freshwater Marsh and the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey. The area, which once encompassed 2,000 acres, stands at only 600 today and has suffered greatly from dumping and pollution over the last 18 months, with many blaming the RVs parking overnight along its border. [SMPD]

Beverly Hills: A fire in a residential carport destroyed three vehicles and a motorcycle on Saturday. [NBC]

Boyle Heights: Construction has begun on Lorena Plaza, a development that promises to bring 49 affordable housing units to the neighborhood, 32 of which are intended for houseless individuals and families. [Metro]

Fairfax: The flagship store of graffiti gallery EWKUKs announces its final day of business will be on Nov. 28. A GoFundMe is currently seeking donations to try and save it. [EWKUKS]

—With increasing drought and taps running dry in eight Mexican states, beer brewers are being targeted for using of massive amounts of water, including Heineken, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Constellation Brands. [NYT]

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