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Headlines: Two Killed in Willowbrook Shooting; LAPD Seeks Subsidized Rent For New Recruits

7:28 AM PDT on April 11, 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.

—A shooting in Willowbrook on Sunday afternoon has left both a 17-year-old male and an adult male dead, and five others wounded and hospitalized. [ABC]

—Local communities are pushing back against fossil fuels, demanding the closure of the Aliso Canyon and Playa del Rey gas storage facilities, as well as a Ventura gas compressor station, in the wake of scientific reports that our time to act to save life on the planet will soon run out. [Faith Myra/Twitter]

—The landlord for West Adams' All Power Books will not renew the bookstore's lease. [APB/Twitter]

—Some people are boycotting frozen burrito-maker Amy's Kitchen over allegedly bad workplace conditions. [Eater]

—How Russia became completely depoliticized, allowing for a new rise in disinformation. [NY Mag]

—The Mexican Navy has a sargassum fleet dedicated to the removal of the pernicious microalgae that destroys Caribbean coastlines. [The Cancun Sun]

—Citing low recruitment numbers, LAPD is hoping to get subsidized apartments for two years for new police hires. [LABJ]

—The U.S. Homeland Security Chief defends the agency against accusations of a double standard in allowing Ukrainian refugees into the U.S. [CBS]

—Anti-vaxxers are still at it, holding a rally in Downtown L.A. this past weekend. [LAT]

—A man trimming a tree was found dead and hanging upside down in Sherman Oaks on Saturday. [LAT]

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