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Headlines: Sheriff Villanueva’s Former Chief of Staff Admits to Being In Deputy Gang; Gov. Newsom Pardons Woman Who Killed Abuser at 16

10:50 AM PDT on July 5, 2022


    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 man was killed in Montebello due to some kind of fireworks mishap on Monday afternoon. [CBS]

    —A devastating thread from Film The Police shares the activist's anger and despair over the investigation of his son's murder and the shooting of a child that seems to be going nowhere and is even rumored to be a targeted assassination. [Film The Police]

    —Sheriff Alex Villanueva's former chief of staff, Larry Del Mese, admits he was a member of the deputy gang known as "the Grim Reapers." [ABC]

    —Sara Kruzan, a Riverside woman sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 after shooting and killing a man accused of abusing her, grooming her, and trafficking her, was given a pardon by Governor Gavin Newsom last week. [CNN]

    -A street takeover with over 200 people in South Los Angeles ended with a fatal shooting. [KTLA]

    —L.A. County health officials are offering a monkeypox vaccine to individuals based on their possible exposure risk. [NBC]

    —Kshisya Tachanskaya, a Ukrainian refugee in Portugal, is teaching surfing and establishing surf camps as a way of of helping others refugees deal with post-traumatic stress. [Magic Seaweed]

    —A man in his sixties was killed while confronting an intruder at his Lincoln Heights apartment on Monday night. [KTLA]

    —Recent video footage shows an irate woman trashing a taco stand at Normandie and Slauson, dumping meat out and pouring out a barrel of horchata, allegedly after being told to wait for the stand to set up. She also spit on whatever she did not throw out. [CBS]

    —Video posted Sunday appears to show an L.A. police officer kick or step on the head of a suspect placed under arrest. [Blah Blah Why Not/Twitter]

    —A 24-year-old UPS driver collapsed and died in the Pasadena heat while delivering packages last week, the day after his birthday. [ABC]

    —Criticism comes in for local police after allegedly failing to come to the aid of victims of a drunk driver who fled the scene of a crash in Northeast L.A. this weekend. [OTC/Twitter]

    —Oakland's Kiva Confections is partnering with Jetty Extracts on a limited release of their popular 100% live resin-infused edibles, Lost Farm, resulting in Honey Apple x Sunshine OG Gummies and Sour Berry x Legend OG Chews. [PRN]

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