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Headlines: The Forum Gets a New Name in Inglewood; Taco Truck Staffer Wounded In North Hollywood

7:43 AM PDT on April 1, 2022

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—People who once fled climate disasters in Central America have been forced to relive their trauma during extreme weather events while locked up in detention in ICE facilitates in the U.S. [The Intercept]

—The Forum in Inglewood will now be known as the "KIA Forum." We're still calling it the Fabulous Forum, regardless. [DN]

—Pussy Riot has put up the art of 10 female and LGBTQ+ artists on billboards across the U.S., primarily in Conservative-led states. You'll find two in L.A. from artist Michele Pred. [@NadyaRiot/IG]

—Applications are being taken for an experimental guaranteed income program in L.A., where 1,000 participants would be paid $1,000 for three years. [LAist]

—An employee of North Hollywood's Cuernavaca-style antojtos truck, El Chiris, was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery on Tuesday night and is currently recovering. [El Chiris/Instagram]

—Hollywood's Laugh Factory comedy club has changed its marquee to a sign supporting Chris Rock's 1st Amendment rights. [CBS]

—Adult use cannabis sales are now legal in New Mexico. [KOB]

—A metal recycling plant explosion in Montclair injured four as hot shrapnel flew into the surrounding neighborhood. [KABC]

—It could be a long weekend. The Coast Guard just offloaded over 11,300 pounds of seized cocaine and 4,000 pounds of weed in San Diego. [CGN]

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