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Headlines: L.A. Road Rage Incidents Up Over 40%; Legendary Acting Coach Accused of Exploiting Students

8:00 AM PDT on May 26, 2022

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    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.

    —Rise For Abortion Rights is urging people to walkout of their offices and classrooms today to march on the courthouse next to City Hall. [Rise4AbortionRights]

    —Reported road rage incidents have increased by 41.4% in the first four months of 2022. [XTown LA]

    —A 50-foot facade of a Temple City strip mall collapsed on Wednesday, trapping six people inside of a salon and a cleaning business for over an hour. [KTLA]

    —The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to stop the sale of Angel Stadium following the city's corruption scandal that led to its mayor stepping down this week. [CBS]

    —Numerous community groups in Northeast L.A. are banding together to try and stop the gentrification that has lead to such phenomena as a 20% decrease in the Latino population of Highland Park. [Spectrum News 1]

    The richest 1% of the world’s people produce 15% of the world’s carbon emissions. [Earthly Education]

    —Amazon opened a clothing store in Rick Caruso's Glendale mall. [The Verge]

    —Rich L.A. folk are flooding the small town of Ojai, raising prices and putting its legendary sense of peacefulness at risk. [LAT]

    —Higher THC percentages do not necessarily lead to a stronger high, according to one writer, nor should they be determining factor when purchasing cannabis. [High Times]

    —Former students accuse 75-year-old acting teacher Gloria Gifford of subjecting them to intimidation, humiliation, and menial tasks like driving her around, moving her furniture, and doing her grocery shopping. [THR]

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