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Headlines: Road Rage Incidents Soar In L.A.; Meet a Taco-Stealing Cat

10:21 AM PDT on July 27, 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.

    —The Anschutz Corporation, the parent company of Coachella that owns Goldenvoice and AEG Live, donated $75,000 to the Republican Attorneys General Association, which was asking for funds days after the reversal of Roe v. Wade to "combat the Democrats’ pro-abortion agenda and stand tall for life.” [Rolling Stone]

    —A lawsuit has been filed by the family of Valentina Orellana Peralta, the 14-year-old girl shot and killed by a stray police bullet at a Burlington Coat Factory store in North Hollywood last December. [AP]

    —LAX is reporting at least 400 confirmed cases among Transportation Security Administration staff and workers at American and Southwest airlines. [LAT]

    —Meet Memphis, a taco-loving, taco-stealing cat. [Newsweek]

    —Unpacking the many broken promises made by the current owners of the Cecil Hotel. [Esotouric]

    —Road rage incidents in Los Angeles are up 32.7% from June 2021. [XTownLA]

    —Speed bumps are coming to the Sixth Street Bridge to tamp down on street takeovers and dangerous driving. [ABC/Twitter]

    —A photographer's beautiful attempt to preserve Koreatown's history and culture. [Blind]

    —There's room for Latinos in Wakanda and this guy just wants to say thanks. [The Story Time Guy]

    —One in five adults condones justified violence political violence, according to a survey of 9,000 people across the country. [Guardian]

    —Joe Biden plans to ask for $37 billion for "crime prevention." [Reuters/Twitter]

    Herlinda Bobadilla, the 61-year-old alleged leader of Ecuador's Los Montes drug cartel, is being extradited to the U.S. [Barron's]

    —New York galleries are "flocking" to L.A. [LAT]


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