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Headlines: Valle de Guadalupe’s Own Fyre Festival-Like Disaster; California Is Still Avoiding Widespread Blackouts

9:13 AM PDT on September 6, 2022

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    —'El Valle Festival' ticketholders who traveled to Mexico's wine country—just three hours away from L.A.—were turned away at the venue in Valle de Guadalupe on the day of the show. It was ultimately canceled.  The organizers issued a statement yesterday and turned off comments on the post, alleging it was due to a "preview conflict between [the venue's] owner and the local government" and that they will find another date to postpone the show. However, they did not say anything about refunds, which has prompted ticketholders to comment and demand refunds on older posts.  [Instagram]

    —While we've avoided widespread blackouts so far, today is a "do or die" day for California's electrical grid. [Cal Matters]

    —One person was shot outside of the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Los Angeles this morning. [KTLA]

    —The Weeknd reportedly stopped his concert two songs in at SoFi Stadium, later apologizing to fans and explaining that he lost his voice. [David Viramontes/Twitter]

    —A student newspaper had to deal with internal censorship over a story that mentioned specific faculty who refused to be vaccinated. [LAist]

    —A woman was in custody in East L.A. on Friday morning, suspected of a hit and run that killed one pedestrian. [KTLA]

    —A fast-moving fire killed two in Hemet yesterday and destroyed at least seven structures. [CNN]

    —Governor Newsom has signed a law that gives California fast food workers more power and protections. [ABC]

    —A ransomware cyberattack targeted and brought down LAUSD's computer systems over the weekend. [LAT]

    —"The Latino business sector has grown so big and strong in Los Angeles that if it were its own state, its Gross Domestic Product would be larger than the GDPs of states such as Louisiana and Oregon." [LABJ]

    —Several commercial buildings in Boyle Heights were damaged by fire, in which four firefighters were also injured. [NBC]

    —A group called "Black Lives Matter Grassroots" is suing Shalomyah Bowers, an executive of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, on charges of using $10 million in donations to the organization for his own use. [The Hill]

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