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Headlines: Protest at West L.A. Veterans Affairs Campus; Boosters Available For Angelenos 50 and Up

8:30 AM PDT on March 30, 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.

    —Los Angeles has more homeless veterans than any other place in the country, leading many people to ask why the West L.A. Veterans Affairs campus houses only a few hundred of them, while simultaneously leasing land to The Brentwood School and UCLA. Despite its whole original purpose being to keep veterans off the streets. [CNN]

    —Meanwhile, a group of veterans and advocates held a protest over new plans for the property on Tuesday. [SM Mirror]

    —As thousands have died and millions been displaced in Ethiopia's war against Tigray, religious and cultural sites of incredible value to the world's history are also being destroyed. [The Conversation]

    —Second booster doses have become available for Angelenos aged 50 and over, to increase their defenses against COVID-related death. [LAist]

    —Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman returning home from work on Monday, before she scared him off. [LAT]

    —A dead man dressed in a security uniform was found lying in a pool of blood at Malibu's Trancas Canyon Nursery on Tuesday morning. [NBC]

    —The City of Palms Springs plans to allocate $200,000 to create a guaranteed income pilot program for transgender and nonbinary residents. [LAT]

    —Over 1,000 bodily force attacks, those using hands, fist, and feet as weapons, are reported monthly in Los Angeles. [XTown]

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