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Headlines: Punk Legends Descendents Not Down With Oath Keeper Wearing Their Shirt; An Apology For Forcibly Sterilizing Over 200 Women

10:05 AM PDT on July 13, 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.

    —Sheila Kuehl, the Board Chair pro tem of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, claimed during a meeting that the deputy lockers rooms in the L.A. Sheriff's Department contain notable insignia for far-right extremist groups the Proud Boys and the Three Percent. She further claims some of L.A.'s own deputies are under investigation for participating in the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, from which five police officers serving there lost their lives. [AWalkerinLA/Twitter]

    —The "Super Moon" returns tonight, marking the confluence of a full moon with the orbit that brings it closer to Earth than usual. [AP]

    —Two people were arrested for using a stolen tractor to knock over basketball hoops at Downey's Sussman Middle School on Monday night, causing over $100,000 in damage. [KTLA]

    —Through today, locals can visit the National Tattoo Day post @tattooedcheffoods for the chance to win a free tattoo from Ukraine-born, L.A.-based artist Nora Ink, who is donating $2,000 to United Help Ukraine. [Tattooed Chef]

    —Members of the legendary Manhattan Beach punk band The Descendents want to make it clear: they're not down with the former Oath Keeper testifying for the Jan. 6 Panel while wearing one of their shirts. [LAT]

    —L.A. County-USC Medical Center in Boyle Heights has unveiled an art project as an apology to over 200 women who were forcibly sterilized there from 1968-1974. [LAist]

    —Starbucks says it's closing 16 stores in different U.S. cities, including six in Los Angeles, citing staff concerns over safety. Though some suspicion is being raised that it may be a reaction to some stores' attempts to unionize. [ABC]

    —A UN report projects the world population will reach 8 billion people by the end of this year. [Our World in Data]

    —Olympic long-running superstar Sir Mo Farah tells reporters he was stolen and trafficked to the UK as a child. [BBC]

    —A supporter of Brazilian President Jair Bolsanaro shot and killed a member of Lula Da Silva's opposition Workers Party at the victim's own birthday. Da Silva is running against Bolsanaro in the South American nation's forthcoming presidential election. [Democracy Now]

    —Let's hope you still have your masks. Sounds like you're going to need them "imminently." [LADN]

    —What's that? Oh, nothing. Just the entire history of the universe. [Histography]

    —Speaking of which, here are some photos of the universe. In case you're interested. [Axios]

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