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Headlines: Should LAPD Have Robot Dogs? L.A. Public Safety Committee to Vote Today

10:47 AM PST on January 24, 2023

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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.

DTLA: Are four-legged robotic police dogs coming to L.A.? The Los Angeles Police Commission will decide at today’s weekly police commission meeting. The police accountability group "Stop Police From Spying" is advocating for the public to voice their concerns at the meeting that will take place at 3:30 PM today. Details to call in can be found here. [Knock LA]

Santa Ana: Winds will continue through Thursday across Ventura and Los Angeles counties. [NWS Los Angeles/Twitter]

Los Angeles: L.A. will begin counting how many unhoused people live on the streets today. [CBS News]

Studio City: A performer was hospitalized after possibly drowning at Universal Studios. [ABC 7]

Bay Area: At least seven people were shot and killed in San Francisco’s Half Moon Bay. Four victims were killed at a farm, the other three at a trucking company. At least one person was injured. [SF GATE]

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says Los Angeles feels more blatantly racist than their home state of Alabama. [VIBE]

Long Beach: A 17-year-old Lakewood Highschool football player was reportedly killed in a park over the weekend. [NBC Los Angeles]

Los Angeles County dams risk overflowing due to the recent rains. [LAT]

Nearly 300 survivors are suing L.A. County “over decades of sexual abuse by officers,” Sam Levin of The Guardian reports. [The Guardian]

Next month, Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service will begin making trips between L.A. and San Diego “without a bus connection” on weekends again. “Weekday service will remain the same as construction activities continue.” [Pacific Surfliner/Twitter]

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