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Headlines: Rapper Tyga Called Out for Cultural Insensitivity Against Latinos; ‘Celebrity Barber’ Facing Backlash for Confrontation with Frutera

10:19 AM PDT on July 25, 2022

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.

—Two people were shot and killed, and at least five others injured at San Pedro's Peck Park on Sunday. Reports say the gunfire, which may have been exchanged between two parties, may have occurred amid large crowds gathered for a baseball game and/or an unpermitted car show. [NBC]

— A federal jury has awarded $2,165,000 million to the family of 31-year-old father Victor Valencia, who was shot and killed by LAPD Sgt. Colin Langsdale in 2020 in the Palms neighborhood while carrying a bike part, following reports of a man walking with a gun. [LAT]

—Diana Kennedy, the British-born author of numerous cookbooks on regional Mexican cuisine and recipient of Mexico's Order of the Aztec Eagle honor, has died at 99 in Micohacan. [Yahoo!]

—A family used the new 6th Street Bridge for some stunning Quinceañera photos. [Erick Huerta/Twitter]

—Oh, also there's a curfew on the bridge now due to all the driving around and crashing and cutting hair on it. [Boyle Heights]

—A local "celebrity" barber is being called out for allegedly destroying a street vendor's cart that was outside of his shop. [FooCommunity]

—California parole officials have approved parole for Rene "Boxer" Enriquez, a former Mexican Mafia leader and federal informant. [ABC]

—A mobile billboard campaign in support of bringing Brittney Griner home has started appearing in Hollywood. [Spectrum News]

—A big recent brawl involving crutches and thrown trash cans in the Fashion District's Santee Alley was captured on video. [ABC]

—R.I.P. to actor Michael Perrick, known for his work as a Los Angeles tour guide under the guise of Crimebo the Crime Clown. [Esotouric]

—Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu made a recent stop at Pico's Guatemalan ceviche haven La Cevicheria. [Instagram]

—Mar Vista's Takuma's Burger, which we just wrote about last week, had a problem with another truck, Tacos el Valiii, formerly known as Tacos El Junior, stealing its spot, an issue we also just wrote about recently. [Instagram]

—Tyga's new video, which traffics in a long list of Latin stereotypes, is being called out for its cultural insensitivity. [Danny Hastings/Instagram]

—Former Laker Slava Medvedenko is auctioning off his two championship rings to raise funds for his native Ukraine's fight against Russian invasion. "We want to restore gyms because the Russian army bombed more than a hundred schools," he told the AP from Warsaw. [ESPN]

—The L.A. Times Editorial Board is recommending Donald Trump be charged for crimes against the United States due to his role in inciting mobs of his supporters into violence on January 6, 2021. [LAT]

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