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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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—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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