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Headlines: ‘Scarface’ Mansion For Sale; Rat Infestation Alleged at Venice Staples

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—Talent agency William Morris Endeavor has decided to forgo its Oscar party and instead will donate $1 million to UNICEF to help families displaced by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. [Deadline]

—A fight at Crenshaw High on Wednesday reportedly involved 50 to 100 students, spilling from the school's outside to its inner quad. [Yahoo]

—Tacos 1986 had a break-in at its Beverly Grove location. [Instagram]

—A Hawthorne woman alleges that a rat infestation at her job at the Staples store in Venice made her sick and eventually pushed her out of her job. [Newsbreak]

—El Salvador's so-called plummeting murder rate may not be what it appears, despite what President Nayib Bukele may say . [Vice]

—A Montecito mansion known as El Fureidis, designed by L.A. Public Library architect Bertram Goodhue and famous for playing a part in Scarface, is now on the market for nearly $40 million. [Siteline SB]

—An escaped cow ran around the 210 Freeway in Lakeview Terrace yesterday before being guided to the safety of a nearby farm. [CBS]

—A CHP car was heavily damaged and its driver injured by a BMW driving the wrong way on the 10 Freeway early this morning. [KTLA]

—To "live comfortably" in L.A., SmartAsset claims you'll need to make $65,000 after taxes. [KTLA]

—An Arizona man posing as an FBI agent to take advantage of Assyrian immigrants in the Norhtern California town of Ceres. [LAT]

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