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Headlines: Venice’s Smallest Home Selling For $1.4 Million; Russian Asylum Seekers Secretly Admitted To U.S.

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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.

—An extensive look into the difficulties and prohibitive expenses of street vending in Los Angeles, as well as the efforts to protect our tradition of street food. [Civil Eats]

—The smallest house on the market in Venice is a mere 564-square-feet and for sale at $1.4 million. [Patch]

—Two men got into an argument in front of an East L.A. food truck on Whittier Boulevard, starting a gun battle that left one dead. [CBS]

—A group of 35 Russian asylum seekers was secretly granted entry to the U.S. under a clandestine deal with Mexico, being driven to a "part of the border where they wouldn't be seen" at night. [Vice]

—An L.A.-based ballet company comprised of Ukrainians, Russians, Belarussians, people from the U.S., and beyond is currently touring its production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" while together confronting the issues of war back home. [SDUT]

—A dramatic and widely televised two-hour rescue of a dog that fell into the L.A. River included an additional rescue of a man who went in after it. [NBC]

—Citing sustained drought and draining reservoirs, Mayor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Monday calling on water suppliers to implement more aggressive conservation measures. [LAT]

—Over 35 stolen vehicles, including a number of high-end sports cars, were found hidden in a Van Nuys backyard. [LAT]

—That convoy of truckers protesting the country's various COVID mandates are on their way to Cali. [KTLA]

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