Morning Brief: Women File Suit Against LAPD for ‘Terrifying’ Incident

Also, LAUSD scraps its plan for an extended school year, and more
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» Two women are suing the LAPD, claiming they were wrongfully targeted by police. The friends were moving into a Los Feliz home when officers surrounded their U-Haul truck, allegedly suspecting it was stolen, and detained the women. “I felt his knee in my back and on my neck and push me down into the pavement, push my face down,” one recalls. [CBS Los Angeles]

» Plans to extend the LAUSD school year by two weeks are now expected to be abandoned. A “stakeholder feedback” process indicated little enthusiasm for the extension among staff or parents. [Los Angeles Daily News]

» Pasadena Central Library has closed again, not long after reopening to the public after a pandemic closure. This time the closure isn’t linked to COVID-19, but to the discovery that the building may be seismically hazardous. [Los Angeles Times]

» With drought worsening in the San Joaquin Valley, the region’s agriculture sector is feeling the impacts. Community wells are running dry, and many farms are struggling. [Los Angeles Times]

» Republican recall election candidates Caitlyn Jenner and John Cox dropped their first television ads of the race. Jenner hopes to brand herself a “compassionate disruptor” while Cox has labeled himself “the beast.” [KTLA]


TOP STORIES FROM L.A. MAG

» Mohamed Hadid Is Fighting for the Right to Develop a Popular L.A. Hiking Spot Last week, a foreclosure auction on the developer’s Franklin Canyon property was halted, but the future of the land still hangs in the balance

» Report That Mayor Eric Garcetti May Leave Office Early Called ‘Speculative’ Axios reported today that Joe Biden is considering L.A.’s mayor for an ”ambassadorship, possibly India”

» Huntington Beach City Councilman Tito Ortiz, Who Is Very Much Employed, Filed for Unemployment The city’s Mayor Pro Tem reported to the government that he was suffering from a “lack of work”


ONE MORE THING

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Photos: Courtesy Guerrilla Tacos

Guerrilla Tacos Is Putting a (Cinnamon) Twist on Taco Bell Classics

In honor of Cinco de Mayo–a celebration that has some connection to Mexico but is in its modern form a largely American creation–Guerrilla Tacos is offering a menu of recipes inspired by another American reinvention of Mexican traditions, Taco Bell.

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