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Headlines: Woody Harrelson Opens West Hollywood Pot Shop; Brushfire Leads To Evacuation at Griffith Observatory

8:45 AM PDT on May 18, 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.

—Border Patrol agents are being accused of a cover-up in the killing of Mexican migrant Carmelo Cruz Marcos in Arizona earlier this year. [The Intercept]

—Actor Woody Harrelson has opened his own cannabis dispensary in West Hollywood, called "The Woods." [THR]

—A profile of Nasser “Nash” Baker, who has covered the aftermath of shootings and police violence in South LA for 20 years. [Guardian]

—Activists are calling on City Councilman Gil Cedillo to return a $136,000 check in public matching funds that he allegedly doesn't deserve due to his refusal to participate in a debate with his opponent. [Unrig LA]

—Snoop Dogg has endorsed Rick Caruso for L.A. Mayor. Say it ain't so, Snoop! [Jeff Weiss/Twitter]

—A brush fire on Tuesday got quite close to the Griffith Observatory before being snuffed out. One person of interest was detained over their possible involvement. [Whittier Daily News]

—Mike Feuer has dropped out of the Mayor's race himself, and is endorsing Karen Bass. [LAT]

—With COVID cases rising, Los Angeles County may soon move into the "medium risk" category. [ABC]

—Yelp's "Elite" program is facing accusations of fraud. [NBC]

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