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Headlines: New Waterfront Amphitheater Coming to San Pedro; Mookie Betts Wears ‘We Need More Black People at the Stadium’ T-Shirt at All-Star Game

10:13 AM PDT on July 21, 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.

—Here are the plans behind a new $150 million amphitheater planned for the Port of Los Angeles. [Urbanize]

—Monarch butterflies have officially now been declared endangered. [National Geographic]

—Legal cannabis is creating unholy amounts of plastic waste. [Leafly]

—Hollywood Black Film Festival founder Tanya Kersey died of cardiac arrest on Monday in Rancho Cucamonga at 61. [Deadline]

Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, the imprisoned 76-year-old Mexican drug lord who co-founded the Guadalajara cartel, has obtained a trademark to be able to use his name on commercial lines of jewelry, fashion, alcohol, and more. [Vice]

—Mountain lion P-89 was found dead on the side of the 101 in Woodland Hills, the apparent victim of being hit by a car. [Santa Monica Mtns.]

—The man who crashed a rental car on the Sixth Street Bridge has been identified and arrested. [East Los Angeles 90022]

—The city has settled the case of a blind, 62-year-old Black man who was suffocated and beaten by a police officer in 2019 for $300,000. The horrible incident was caught on another cop's body camera. [Matthew Strugar]

—Dodgers player Mookie Betts wore an airbrushed t-shirt reading: “We need more Black people at the stadium” and announced he's embracing the responsibility of serving "as a Black ambassador for his sport." [LAT]

—Knotts Berry Farm will now require weekend chaperones for all visitors under 17, due to a recent upsurge in fights. [CBS]

—Two Colorado men were injured by crocodile attacks in Puerto Vallarta at the Bocanegra beach at the Velas Vallarta hotel, but are expected to sruvive. [Vice]

—California's forests are rapidly disappearing due to wildfires driven by global warming. [LAT]

—A nine-year-old found a Fentanyl pill on her Del Taco burrito in Bakersfield. But the restaurant has been absolved of responsibility. [KGET]

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