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Headlines: Vin Scully Dead at 94; President Biden Endorses Karen Bass For L.A. Mayor

9:40 AM PDT on August 3, 2022

    R.I.P. Vin Scully

    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.

    —Rest in peace to Vin Scully, the bard of baseball, and the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years, who passed away yesterday at the age of 94. "There will never be another Vin Scully. You will be forever missed," tweeted the Dodgers organization. [CBS]

    —Mayor Eric Garcetti has signed an emergency declaration on the local spread of monkeypox. [L.A. Mayor]

    —A leaked Bank of America memo shows the financial institution allegedly wishing for greater unemployment to "cool down the economy." [The Intercept]

    —Film the Police revealed this footage of LAPD shooting an unarmed man on June 23, in which the activist claims the police "tried to hide this incident." [FTP]

    —Does Long Beach really have a fire truck that plays "Baby Shark?" Inquiring minds want to know. [.ozzie5/TikTok]

    —The saga of Kylie Jenner's short, atmosphere-ravaging private plane flights continues. [Matt Hartman]

    —The L.A. City Council voted to ban homeless encampments within 500 feet of schools and daycare centers. [AP/The Journal]

    —President Biden and VP Harris have endorsed Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles. [Politico]

    —A man and a woman were killed when a driver who was fleeing police in a pursuit crashed into them in South Los Angeles yesterday. [LAT]

    —Craig Cope, the 80-year-old owner of a Norco convenience store in L.A. fired back at a group of armed robbers with his shotgun, hitting one in the arm and foiling the crime, right before he had a heart attack. [CBS/MSN]

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