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Headlines: Sriracha Production Halted Over Failed Chile Harvest; The Secretary of State Hits Guisados In Boyle Heights

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—Multiple events, including failure of a spring chile harvest, has forced Irwindale-based Huy Fong Foods, to suspend production of its Sriracha Hot Chili sauce, Chili Garlic sauce, and Sambal Oelek. [SGV Tribune]

—The murders of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles appear to be increasing year-to-year. [XTown L.A.]

—Final, ultimate proof of the Chupacabra's existence was confirmed in footage captured outside of the Amarillo Zoo in Texas. Or maybe it was just someone in a Teen Wolf costume. [Chron]

—Foreign graduate students are struggling to afford life in California. [LAT]

—Green Day have a succinct message for a Texas senator. [TrumpSucks/Instagram]

—Higher fish consumption could lead to an increased risk for the skin cancer melanoma, possibly due to mercury consumption. [Brown University]

—Meanwhile, daily consumption of milk may increase a man's risk of prostate cancer. [UPI News]

—A a civil action has been filed against Los Angeles County on behalf of more than 40 individuals who were sexually assaulted as children while housed at El Monte's MacLaren Children’s Center, aka MacLaren Hall. [Attorney Ben Crump]

—Secretary of State Anthony Blinken took a trip to Guisados in Boyle Heights while in Los Angeles, causing many to believe it was President Joe Biden. [East Los Angeles 90022]

—Rumors of a mass shooting threat in Downtown this week were eventually debunked but not before causing a certain amount of panic. [Kwirkz!]

—A Hollywood High valedictorian spoke out against school board members' alleged abuses of power. [Medium]

—These are the countries dropping "Carbon bombs," aka massive fossil fuel projects, on Earth right now. [Earthly Education]

—Britney Spears' ex-husband was arrested for trying to crash her Thousand Oaks wedding. [TMZ]

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