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Headlines: Power Ranger Protects Boyle Heights Tamalero; Six-Story Mural Celebrates Hollywood Legends

9:22 AM PDT on September 1, 2022

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 Red Ranger from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is out there protecting tamaleros in Boyle Heights. [BoyyleHeights]

—The Route Fire has burned over 4,000 acres near the 5 freeway in Castaic. [NBC]

—A high-speed police pursuit appears to have preceded the deadly crash that killed two innocent people, Jamarae Keyes and Janisha Harris, in Florence last month, contradicting earlier statements that a pursuit had not taken place. [LAPD]

—Here's how to blur out your house on Google Street View. [Twisted Sifter]

—Essie Justice Group and the Prison Policy Initiative released a report entitled Where people in prison come from: The geography of mass incarceration in California, offering an extensive look at where incarcerated people in California state prisons come from. [Prison Policy]

—A news site is giving away its marketing budget to people in need, hoping the word-of-mouth works better than giving money to corporations like Facebook. [RidetheNews]

—T.V. viewers saw an immediate evacuation order for Los Angeles and Ventura last night. It was a false alarm made in error by L.A. County. [Bloomberg]

—A bill that would strengthen California's concealed-carry law has been rejected by the state legislature. [LAT]

—L.A. is one of five cities in which millenials' pay does not cover their rent for a one bedroom apartment. [The Hill]

—A new, six-story mural by Tristan Eaton honoring Sidney Poitier, John Waters, Divine, Traci Lords, Ed Roth, and Judy Garland, among others, is now up at Hollywood Blvd. and Vine. [Variety]

—The owners of Hollywood's Complex Theatres and Studios, known for showing small productions, say they're planning on selling the property. [LAist]

—The renaming of a Boyle Heights street for Vicente Fernandez has been finalized by L.A.'s City Council. [ABC]

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