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Headlines: Venice Beach Brawl After Man Films Sunbathers; L.A. Gas Prices Highest In Nation

8:30 AM PDT on May 19, 2022

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    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 fight began on the beach in Venice yesterday after a group of women in bikinis confronted a man and accused him of filming them and a nearby minor, leading to punching and kicking between the parties. [ABC]

    —A double amputee in a wheelchair was shot in the head at a Westmont McDonald's on Tuesday night, and was rushed to a hospital. [NBC]

    —Comedian Kate Quigley discusses being the lone survivor of a fentanyl poisoning that killed 3 of her friends at a party in Venice last fall. [Red Table Talk]

    —LAUSD expects a massive drop in enrollment over the next ten years. [LAT]

    —A giant "urban village" development is being planned for North Hollywood so everyone can have a place to buy more stuff they don't need. [NoHo Arts District]

    —A new team headquarters for the Charges broke ground in El Segundo yesterday. [ESPN]

    —COVID cases have surpassed the height of last summer's surge in Los Angeles. [Deadline]

    —A dead body, apparently hit by multiple cars, was found on the 5 Freeway in Los Feliz yesterday. [NBC]

    —We have the most expensive gas in the country right now. Yay. [LAT/Yahoo!]

    —A petition is circulating in support of Indian-American middle school student Shaan Pritmani, who was put in a dangerous choke-hold by a white student at his school in Coppell, Texas, then punished more severely by his school than his alleged attacker was. []

    —Martin Shkreli was released from prison. [NBC]

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