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Headlines: U-Haul Covered In Racist Graffiti Invades West Hollywood; 9 Shot at San Bernardino Hookah Lounge

8:24 AM PDT on May 23, 2022

    photo: via WeHo Social Justice Coalition

    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.

    —A large truck covered with racist and anti-Semitic messages was confronted at a West Hollywood gas station and is being investigated under possible hate crime laws. Some sources say it was part of a larger convoy of Nazi-driven trucks bearing hateful messages. In a Twitter post, comedian Kathy Griffin named a suspect behind the racist demonstration. [WeHo Social Justice Coalition]

    — Headland Properties Inc. is being fined $6 million by the California Coastal Commission for its privately owned "unkempt trailhead facility" at a Temescal Canyon hiking trail, which is said to include excrement and graffiti-scrawled bathrooms and locked gates, as well as allegations of unpaid taxes. [LAT]

    —One person was shot and killed and eight others wounded at a San Bernardino hookah lounge on Saturday night. [AP]

    Family and friends of Nathan Edwards, killed in a recording studio fire in Hollywood last week, are demanding answers on how the tragedy occurred. [NBC]

    —Marijuana violations have taken over 10,000 professional truckers off the road so far this year, adding to the nation's shipping and supply chain woes. [KPLCTV]

    —U.S. Border Patrol is being accused of systematically failing to report migrant deaths, said to be at record highs. [The Intercept]

    —Jumping earthworms known for their voracious appetite for crops have been discovered in California, and researchers fear their impact on forests. [The Guardian]

    —Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are being accused of stonewalling and denigrating survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades, according to a damning 288-page report issued this weekend. [HuffPo]

    —Some Democratic politicians are expressing "buyer's remorse" over supporting the election of Sheriff Alex Villanueva. [Politico]

    —One person is dead and three others injured after falling down a 300-foot cliff in Palos Verdes this morning. [ABC]

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