Boyle Heights woman faces deportation after drug bust; Pussyhat finds a home in a London museum

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  • A Boyle Heights woman whose husband was arrested on drug possession charges now faces deportation after being detained during a massive drug bust at the couple’s apartment, according to the L.A. Times.  The detention of Teresa Vidal-Jaime, who is living in the country illegally, has sparked protests by immigration activists who said the 54-year-old woman was not involved in her husband’s alleged criminal activity. Officials arrested her husband, Hugo Rueda, and recovered about 30 pounds of cocaine and $600,000 in cash from the apartment in the 700 block of Bernal Avenue.
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has acquired a pink Pussyhat — knitted from a pattern created by former Atwater Village knitting store owner Kat Coyle — to its Rapid Response Collecting gallery of contemporary art. Not everyone, however,  is happy about the addition of the Pussyhat, which was worn by many of the people who participated the Women’s March in Washington after the Trump inauguration. “There are lots of people who find it absolutely atrocious that this type of object is finding a home in the V. & A.,” a museum official told The New Yorker.
  • A fire that broke out in a Boyle Heights Victorian home in the 1500 block of Pleasant Avenue was confined to a second floor attic and the rear of the vacant structure, says LAFD. No injuries were reported.

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  1. I though the only crime that illegal immigrants commit is the crime of being in this country illegally. So her husband had 30 pounds of cocain and $600k in cash but she knew nothing about the situation? Give me a break…

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