Hello, neighbors; today is National Eat What You Want Day, which was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of wellcat.com! It’s me again, Sylvia, your host of the Los Angeles Daily.
How did 104 mail-in ballots get-stolen? Also, water restrictions begin June 1. Finally, Rapper Dom Kennedy is filing a class-action suit over LA gun laws.
First, today’s weather:
Breezy in the afternoon. High: 70 Low: 53.
Who should be the next Los Angeles Mayor? Please share your thoughts! (As of today, Rick Caruso leads the pack with 53.3% of your votes, and Karen Bass is in second place with 28.3%. Gina Viola is in third with 6.5%, and kevin de leon comes in fourth with 4.4%.)
Here are the top five stories in Los Angeles today:
- A woman walking her dog near oxford avenue and Institute Place found a box containing 104 mail-in ballots. LA County Clerk Dean Logan pick up the ballots. “Early signs indicate that this was an incident of mail theft and not a directed attempt at disrupting the election,” the Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office said in a statement. (Fox)
- Major Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday “that outdoor watering in the city will be restricted to two days a week,” which is a minor change from the current three-day-a-week schedule. The new rule goes into effect on June 1. “Sprinkler watering will be allowed on Monday and Friday at odd-numbered addresses in the city, and even-numbered addresses on Thursday and Sunday.” (ABC)
- L.A. Rapper Dom Kennedy believes that the city’s gun policies are unconstitutional. We learned on Monday that he is “suing the city of Los Angelesthe Los Angeles Board of Police Commissionersand the Los Angeles Police Department” in a “class-action lawsuit aiming to invalidate restrictive gun laws in Los Angeles.” The plaintiffs “are requesting damages for themselves and others impacted by the laws, and want a jury to provide funds to pay for their court costs and attorney fees . In addition, they want their arrests and others to be ruled null and void.” (HipHop DX)
- Recently, we mentioned the 2022 City Nature Challenge. The results are in, and we learned Tuesday that “1,368 people participated locally, sharing 18,907 observations, which included 2,575 species.” One of the most interesting finds was a “pill bug at William S. Hart Park(which) counts as two species, as the pill bug is infected by a virus called invertebrate iridescent virus 31, which causes the pill bug to turn blue.” (NBC)
- Today, Animal Restaurant at 435 North Fairfax is reopening. Hours are 6:30 to 9 pm It is the eatery “that launched the careers of chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.” The restaurant closed in March 2020, which upset quite a few would-be guests. (LA Eater)
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Today in Los Angeles:
- Los Angeles Street Art Photoshoot meets at the Intelligentsia Coffee Venice Coffeebar (8 am)
- lincoln heights Certified Farmers’ Market at North Broadway and Sichel (3 pm)
- Navigating The Red Tape at 1180 Durfee Avenue (3:30 p.m.)
- Wine Not Wednesday at Lunetta (4 pm)
- Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf plays at the Geffen Playhouse (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- On Wednesday, May 11, at 10 am, the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. will pay tribute to fallen firefighters for faithfully serving with bravery and distinction. (instagram)
- the Los Angeles City Fire Department is seeking an experienced individual to serve in a leadership role in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Bureau as a Physician II. (instagram)
- Did you know that starting July 16, “988” will be the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline? (instagram)
- Our neighbor in the crestview area highly recommends Rising Hearts Gluten-Free and Vegan Bakery in Culver City. (Next Door)
- A Central Brentwood neighbor was told that they have cataracts. Does anyone know where they should go with Medicare to have them taken care of? (Next Door)
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— Sylvia Cochran
About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005. She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don’t judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.