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Headlines: Police Seek Suspect Who Sexually Assaulted Woman Hiking in Santa Monica Mountains; Man Arrested for Climbing DTLA Skyscraper

Bradley Griffin

Bradley Griffin

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.

Brentwood: Police are seeking a suspect in a November 21 sexual assault on a woman who was hiking in the Santa Monica mountains off Mullholland Drive, forced off the trail, and attacked. [KTLA]

Downtown: A man has been arrested for scaling Downtown's 54-story Ritz-Carlton hotel building yesterday morning, reportedly to protest our right to reproductive choice. [CBS]

West Hills: Police are searching for Diana Robles Hernandez, who is suspected of abducting her 19-month-old daughter who she does not have custody rights for on Monday. [ABC]

Westmont: The Sheriff's Department is seeking help in finding 15-year-old Jacarl Strong, who went missing yesterday afternoon after leaving home in a gray Tesla. Strong has been diagnosed with mild autism. [LASDHQ]

Hollywood: Woy yoy! A giant immersive museum dedicated to the life and work of reggae king Bob Marley will open in L.A. at the end of January. [WHEC]

—Fentanyl deaths have reportedly risen by 1,280% between 2016 and 2021. Federal figures say over 70,000 people are dying across the country from the drug every year. [LAT]

—Meanwhile, an Associated Press photo essay claims to show the devastating effects of fentanyl on L.A.'s streets and people. [AP]

—The LAPD has served search warrants to unidentified individuals over the recording and leak of racist statements made by City Council members. Recording individuals without their consent is illegal in California. [LA Blade]

—Get ready for some rain tonight, as a storm is moving our way from the Pacific Northwest. [KTLA]

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