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Headlines: Smash-and-Grab at Venice’s African Surf Shop; L.A. Named One of the ‘Rudest’ Cities In U.S.

9:34 AM PDT on September 19, 2022

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—100% of Puerto Rico lost power yesterday amid flash flooding and mudslides in the wake of Hurricane Fiona. As of this morning, most of the island remains without power and is facing heavy rains and has experienced yet-to-be-determined damage. [NPR]

—Mami Wata, the African surf shop on Abbot Kinney in Venice, was the victim of a smash-and-grab in which a suspect stole surfboards and other merchandise and stuffing them into their BMW. [PPV Tahoe]

—A fire at a strip mall in Palms on Saturday morning killed 17 cats at a pet hotel. [ABC]

—A look back at L.A. traffic in the 1950's and 60's. [NASS/YouTube]

—Every time you order bright yellow cheese-slathered nachos at a sports event, they're the likely descendant of this San Antonio family. [The Hustle]

—Police shot and killed a man they say was holding an Airsoft rifle in South L.A. on Saturday afternoon. [AP]

—Los Angeles has been named one of the county's ten "rudest cities," falling in at #9 on a list by online tutoring company Preply. And all because of that thing you did on the freeway the other day. [Preply]

—A man was found after being fatally shot in Bell Gardens on Sunday morning. [NBC]

—A man in his 60's was shot and wounded during a street takeover in Vermont Square on Sunday. [NBC]

—A fire lit several trees on fire outside of the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, following the Sound of Music Live event. [THR]

—125 tons of trash were picked up along California’s coastline and inland bodies of water on Saturday’s California Coastal Cleanup day. Most debris were microplastics and Styrofoam bits. [CCC]

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