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Headlines: Daughter of Taquero Running for Kevin de León’s CD14 Council Seat, Makes Her Boyle Heights Carnitas Restaurant a Recall Center

9:38 AM PST on December 21, 2022

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Boyle Heights: Raquel Zamora, the owner of Boyle Heights carnitas restaurant Zamora Bros., is providing a Kevin De León recall hub there, inviting locals to sign a petition for his recall. Zamora has also announced she'll be running for City Council in District 14. This is not the first time she has run for a city council seat.  [MORKU]

—Warming temperatures may increase the damage wrought on crops by INSV, the impatiens necrotic spot virus, or INSV, and the disease Pythium wilt. As warmer days mean more hospitable conditions for the insect populations that carry them, consumers are feeling the shock in terms of higher vegetable and fruit prices. [LAT]

—Increased air traffic caused by cheap flights to Vegas and the shortening of Santa Monica Airport's runway are resulting in an explosion of pollution complaints by neighbors of the Van Nuys airport. While those taking short private flights tend to be wealthy, the surrounding residents dealing with black soot in their faces tend to be mostly young working class Latino renters. [KCRW]

—Van Nuys: Pollution complaints are piling up as private jet traffic grows at Van Nuys Airport. [KCRW]

—Fairfax: Coffee Coffee Owner Is a Thief, Say Over a Dozen of His Employees [KNOCK-LA]

—The price of tamales is predicted to skyrocket this season due to inflation, so brace yourselves and your masa traditions. [CBS]

—Making a salad might be getting more expensive. Could climate change be to blame? [LAT]

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