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Headlines: Piñatas For Ukraine; Hector Camacho Murder Suspects Arrested

7:25 AM PDT on March 16, 2022

    Venice ~ photo: Vitali Bilousov

    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.

    —Mid-City Los Angeles' Amazing Pinatas is raising money for Ukraine and offering blue-and-yellow pinatas. Owner Lorena Robletto says the war in Europe reminds her of the one her family fled in Nicaragua in the 70's. [MSN]

    —Legendary L.A. photographer Gregory Bojorquez discusses a few of his most powerful photos of friends and life in the 90's in East L.A. [Dazed Digital]

    —Five suspects have been arrested in ten-year-old investigation into the murder of Puerto Rican boxing champ Hector "Macho" Camacho. [CBS]

    —Resentment is growing among Mexican migrants over preferential treatment being given to Europeans at the Tijuana border. [Border Report]

    —Two Silver Lake car repair shops are being hit with criminal charges for illegally parking luxury sports cars in residential parking spots. [NBC]

    —Fuel thieves are finding new ways of hitting gas stations. [KTLA]

    —Publications are revisiting the rape and abuse accusations levied at actor William Hurt, who died this week, by the actress Marlee Maitlin. [HL]

    —Venice's Muscle Beach is reopen, with new additions, after 3 years. [ABC]

    —John Oliver breaks down why concert tickets are all so grossly overpriced. [HBO/YouTube]

    —How L.A.'s Ukrainians and Russians are dealing with misinformation, propaganda, and disagreement over facts. [LAist]

    —A Loma Linda woman is being charged after stealing from guests at the hotel where she worked, in addition to all the meth found in her car. [KTLA]

    —29-year-old Mark Olmedo was found dead after a fire at a Highland Park home on Monday night. [KTLA]

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