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Headlines: Ray’s BBQ in Huntington Park Is Latest Restaurant to Get Broken Into

10:03 AM PST on March 2, 2023

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—Huntington Park: Ray's BBQ is the latest brick-and-mortar restaurant to have its windows smashed and broken into. The barbecue hole-in-the-wall is nationally beloved for their Texas-style beef brisket and they will continue business as usual today, open 10 AM to 3 PM (or until they sell out). The restaurant follows the latest string of restaurant break-ins in L.A. County, including Villa's Tacos in Highland Park on Tuesday and a slew of restaurants in Long Beach. [Ray's BBQ]

—North-central California including the Sierra Nevada; coastline from Monterey Bay to northwest Los Angeles County; and parts of northwest California including Humboldt and Del Norte counties are officially out of drought categorization. [CBS News]

—If you missed Jupiter and Venus "kissing" in the Los Angeles skies last night, the two planets will be in a similar location tonight on Thursday. [ABC]

—The FBI was spying on the late iconic L.A. author Mike Davis in 1968, according to new documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act documents. There were paid informants involved and a formal investigation into his subscription he had to the socialist publication, "People's World." [Mastodon]

—Long Beach: More than 43% of homes for sale in Long Beach are listed for over $1 million. [Long Beach Post]

—San Pedro: Authorities today identified a man whose body was found at the Port of Los Angeles earlier this week. Edgardo Alfonso Reyes, 42, of Norwalk was found dead at about 4:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office and the Los Angeles Fire Department. An autopsy was pending to determine his cause of death. [City News Service]

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