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The LAPD is investigating a shooting outside the Grand Central Market Saturday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles that left one man dead.


Details:

The shooting occurred outside the famous food market at the 300 block of Hill Street at roughly 4 p.m., sending people fleeing away for safety. The shooter ran from the scene and remains at large.

  • Video footage on social media captures the panic as patrons inside the popular food market dashed away as the sounds of gunfire reverberated through the air.

  • The LAPD says the victim was holding a knife in his hand when first responders arrived at the scene, per the LA Times.

  • LAPD described the victim as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years of age, per ABC News.

What they're saying:

Grand Central Market issued a statement on Instagram saying the shooting was an "Isolated incident between two people outside ."


Shooting causes patrons to flee in fear:

The shooting is a developing story and the Modern Times will Updated information will be added here when it becomes available.

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A group of employees at two Starbucks locations, one in Long Beach and another in Lakewood, voted to unionize on Friday, becoming the first in Southern California.


I don’t need you to tell me how good my coffee is:

Twenty-four Starbucks employees at the Lakewood store, located on Candlewood and Lakewood Boulevard, voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the union, with one dissenting vote.

  • All thirteen workers at the Starbucks located at Redondo and 7th Street voted to unionize.

  • The stores join two other Starbucks locations in Santa Cruz, entering Workers United.

Why it matters:

The move is part of a new era of unionization efforts among the working class in various industries, from Amazon to Starbucks.

  • The coffee giant has been accused of running union-busting campaigns in an attempt to defuse unionization efforts, according to Slate.

Keep this in mind:

Last month Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz clashed with a barista inside the Long Beach Airport, where he reportedly said to the worker: “If you hate Starbucks so much, why don’t you go somewhere else?" per the NY Post.


Starbucks employee thanks CEO Howard Schultz: " You inspire us to unionize"

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Long Beach firefighters extinguished a structure fire at an apartment building in North Long Beach Thursday afternoon.


Details:

A plume of smoke and a burst of flames were seen at roughly 1:30 p.m at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of East Artesia Boulevard, according to LBFD.

  • The 3rd-alarm fire caused the roof of the complex to partially collapse.

  • No injuries occurred, but a dozen apartments were demolished, and the Red Cross was requested to aid residents displaced by the fire, per NBC LA.

  • The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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