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‘You’re Going to Take One to the Chest,’ a Sheriff’s Deputy Threatens L.A. Rapper Sitting In Car

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.

—Crenshaw: LA-rapper Feezy LeBron was reportedly sitting in his car when a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy rolled up on him and threatened to shoot him in the chest. “If you don’t listen you’re done,” the deputy can be heard saying. “If you pull some bullshit, you’re going to take one to the chest.” [Sahra Sulaiman/Twitter]

—Los Angeles: At least seven Los Angeles Police Officers were arrested for suspicion of drunk driving over the holidays. “Unfortunately, the recent arrests are in addition to the many other alcohol and drug-related incidents involving our department personnel throughout the year,” the LAPD’s Professional Standards Bureau wrote in a bulletin. [LAT]

California: We’re facing a “life-threatening” storm surge beginning tomorrow. In Southern California, expect continuous rain for most of Wednesday and Thursday. Lower elevations could see between two-to-five inches of rain, while the mountains could see nearly 10 inches. [LAT]

Mid-City: The body of a 20-year-old man was found outside of L.A.High this morning. It’s unclear how the man died. [NBC 4]

—South Los Angeles: A fundraiser was held for Elyzza Guajaca, a woman in her 20s who was killed by a driver during a “street takeover” on Christmas night. [ABC]

Mono Lake: Environmentalists are trying to prevent the City of Los Angeles from importing water from Mono Lake. The group argues that coyotes will soon be able to access islands on the lake that support one of the world’s largest gull populations due to drought conditions. [LAT]

Downtown: A pallet of hand sanitizer caught on fire last night, resulting in HAZMAT teams being called to DTLA. [CBS]

Academy award nominee, Jeremey Renner, was in critical but stable condition after surviving a serious “snow-plowing incident” on Sunday. After being airlifted to the hospital, Renner underwent surgery on Monday and is currently recovering. [TMZ]

LA Metro took in more money in sales tax revenue than expected while spending less than forecasted. [@numble/Twitter]

—Condo prices are much more resistant to price contractions than single-family home prices, showing that homebuyers are moving away from increasingly unaffordable houses and opting for the more budget-friendly alternative—condos.[Point2Homes]

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