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Headlines: Drakeo The Ruler Immortalized in NoHo Mural; “Taco Truck” Jelly Bean Unleashed on World

7:26 AM PST on February 17, 2022

Juan Pablo Reyes via Instagram

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.

—A mural in tribute to murdered L.A. rapper Drakeo the Ruler was recently painted in North Hollywood by artists Juan Pablo Reyes, Kasoe One, and AKila187 . [IG]

—Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is getting heat today after walking away from a sports photographer who fell in front of him, fracturing her spine. A GoFundMe has been set up to help with her care. [Kelly Smiley/Twitter]

—It appears Karen Bass may be the early front-runner in L.A.'s 2022 mayoral race. [LAT]

—On the heels of two attempted sexual assaults in the area on Tuesday, a woman was stabbed outside of the Melrose Footlocker on Wednesday afternoon while waiting in line for a shoe release. [NBC]

—A marijuana grow operation in South L.A. caught fire last night, stemming from a nearby vehicle fire. [CBS]

—95-year-old artist Betye Saar will be at Frieze L.A. this weekend to repaint her 1983 public mural titled "L.A. Energy," albeit on a smaller scale. [TAN]

—Confectioner Brach's has released a new jelly bean for Easter called "Late Night Taco Party" containing flavors such as margarita, churro, beef taco, and salsa. [Target] 

—Police are looking to locate 43-year-old Lindsey Erin Pearlman, an actor who appeared in Netflix's Selena: The Series, and was reported missing in East Hollywood on Sunday. [LAPD]

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