Trevor Noah host of The Daily Show. Photo credit: Sean Gallagher.
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New estimates from the CDC show another increase in overdose deaths last year -- to a record 72,000. That’s a lot more than the number of deaths from guns, car crashes, or even AIDS at its peak. A lot of those deaths can be blamed on fentanyl, the synthetic opioid.
LAPD Chief Michel Moore tells the LA Times he’s open to the idea of clearing old bench warrants for the chronically homeless. These warrants are issued when people don’t show up for court dates -- something that is common for homeless people who rack up a lot of minor violations.
Omarosa Manigault Newman has been on almost every major TV network promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. On Tuesday night, she spoke to Trevor Noah on The Daily Show. It was a long, largely serious interview. Trevor Noah has hosted the show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time.
Boyle Heights has been the scene of a lot of anti-gentrification protests over the last three years. Mostly they’ve been aimed at small, independent art galleries that have opened in the industrial area along the LA River. But there are other bigger forces starting to shape the future of Boyle Heights -- like developers and city planners.
We get an update on the scooter situation in Santa Monica. The City Council is launching a pilot scooter program, and they’re deciding which companies to award contracts to. Apparently, Bird and Lime are low on the list, and they organized protests outside City Hall Tuesday night.
Kate Cagle, senior reporter, Santa Monica Daily Press
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