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Headlines: Body Found in Griffith Park; Mass-Shooting in Sacramento

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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.

—29-year-old Oscar Alejandro Hernandez's body was found in Griffith Park on Thursday, two weeks after he went missing while hiking with his dog, who is alive. [SFG]

—Two rocket launchers and a test grenade were discovered in the trash near a Temecula middle school. A man has been arrested in connection with the weapons. [LAist]

—6 people were murdered and 12 injured by gunfire in downtown Sacramento on Sunday morning. [CNN]

—Los Angeles is agreeing to spend 3 billion dollars over five years to house 16,000 of the more than 41,000 people sleeping on our streets. [NBC]

—Conservationists are ready to fight to preserve California's Conglomerate Mesa, which has drawn the interest of gold mining operations. [LAT]

—The 20th annual Mass honoring César E. Chávez was celebrated at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown on Sunday. [NBC]

—A man was killed in a crosswalk by a hit-and-run driver while crossing Whitter Boulevard in Boyle Heights on Saturday night. [KTLA]

—You know you fucked up when Kareem tells you you fucked up. [Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Substack]

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