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Headlines: L.A. Sheriff Alarms Free Press Advocates; Meet The Developer Gentrifying West Adams

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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.

—Southern California is imposing drastic cuts to local water usage, with people now allowed to water outdoors only one day a week. Wonder if that includes golf courses? [LAT]

—Meet Shaul Kuba, the real estate developer many are accusing of leading the gentrification of L.A.'s West Adams neighborhood while helping to displace local Black and Latino residents. [Bloomberg]

—L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is alarming press advocates by suggesting L.A. Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian could face criminal investigation after she wrote repeatedly about a potential cover-up in his department. He later backed down from the claim. [CNN]

—A petition is circulating to urge McDonald's to end its contracts with Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a giant of french fry-making that remains working in Russia. []

—A reporter explores Korean and Black tensions in South L.A. 30 years after the L.A. Uprising. [LAT]

—A Chula Vista church whose congregants are mostly Mexican and Mexican-American is creating safe space for Ukrainian refugees. [WashPo]

—Workers are reportedly striking at a Sacramento Jack In The Box in protest of how a pregnant co-worker was treated. [The Progressivists]

—Inglewood City Council has approved the construction of a $1.4 billion people-mover from SoFi Stadium to the Crenshaw/LAX line. [Yo Venice]

—Ranch 99 Market has a detailed Prop. 65 warning sign about the carcinogenic potential of its dried fungi and citrus. [David R. Chan]

—A record-breaking heatwave is making hundreds of millions of people suffer in India and Pakistan, while giving the rest of the world a frightening look at our futures. [NBC]

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