🌱 Shooting Death At S Figueroa St + Bulletproof Vests From Hood Santa

Happy Saturday, neighbors; today is National Barrier Awareness Day, which the United States Congress designated in 1986! Here’s everything you need to know going on today.

There was a shooting in a chevron parking lot that may have left one man dead. Also, The Hood Santa is handing out bulletproof vests. Finally, don’t climb the crane at a construction site.

First, today’s weather:

Areas of low clouds, then sun. High: 75 Low: 56.

Who should be the next Los Angeles Mayor? Please share your thoughts! (As of today, Rick Caruso leads the pack with 56.3% of your votes, and Karen Bass is in second place with 31.3%. kevin de leon is coming in third with 4.7%. John Buscaino and John Jackson have 1.6% each!)

Here are the top five stories today in Los Angeles:

  1. A man was found deceased Thursday after 3 am in a DTLA parking lot. There was “an assault rifle lying next to his body.” This discovery coincides with a “shooting (that) was reported outside the Chevron gas station near the intersection of West Washington Boulevard and South Figueroa Street.” (KTLA)
  2. Tito Rodriguezknown to LA’s most vulnerable families as The Hood Santais helping street vendors. We learned Friday that he fundraised for “bulletproof vests he plans to distribute to street vendors.” “Reported crimes against street vendors in the city of Los Angeles increased by nearly 337%” between 2010 and 2019. (Spectrum News 1)
  3. Why were three people climbing a crane at a construction site in DTLA? LAPD and LAFD responded to reports of their activities around 11 am near 11th Street and Figueroa. According to witnesses, “two men and (a) woman were reportedly climbing back down when authorities arrived and were believed to have been seen going back inside the building.” (ABC)
  4. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will apply $10 million to “about 23,000 Bureau of Sanitation accounts” that qualify for trash pick-up debt forgiveness. It covers fees “that low-income Los Angeles residents accrued in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.” to take any action.(My News LA)
  5. If you’re looking for a fun and educational outing, head to the Natural History Museum. We learned Friday that the LA Underwater exhibit is now open. Designers created a “multimedia-rich, immersive exhibition” that takes visitors back 15 million years. (LAist)

Today in Los Angeles:

  • Poolside Pilates With Laura Wilson at the Fairmont Century Plaza (7 AM)
  • DWP Advocacy Committee Meeting with the Canoga Park Neighborhood Council (online) (8:30 AM)
  • Kibō Nobori Children’s Day Festival at Terasaki Budokan (10 AM)
  • LA County Fair 2022 at the Fairplex, Pomona (11 AM)
  • Mother’s Day Rosary at Assumption Catholic Cemetery (2 PM)

From my notebook:

  • the Los Angeles Police Department is hosting a Mother’s Day Celebration and Food Giveaway. See the flyer for details and join them! (Next Door)
  • A Hancock Park South neighbor lost a toy poodle that slipped out of a gate. Please DM them if you spot her! Cash-reward! (Next Door)
  • Our Westchester Westport Heights neighbor had a homing pigeon land in the backyard and eat chicken’s food. The tag on the right leg says “Fast and Furious 2942, 2021.” Is anyone missing their pigeon? (Next Door)

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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.

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