Officials say Los Angeles County deputies arrested nearly 160 people — many of whom were not wearing masks — who attended an illegal “super-spreader” party over the weekend despite surging coronavirus casesByThe Associated PressDecember 8, 2020, 9:18 PM• 2 min readLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County deputies arrested nearly 160 people — many of whom were not wearing masks — who attended an illegal “super-spreader” party over the weekend despite surging coronavirus cases, authorities said Tuesday.The Saturday night raid on a location in the high desert city of Palmdale came after Sheriff Alex Villanueva vowed to crack down on “super-spreader events” even as he instructs his deputies to avoid enforcement of the county and state health orders for restaurants and other small businesses.The party, however, resulted in the arrests of 158 people, 35 of whom were juveniles. Authorities found six weapons at the home and were able to rescue a 17-year-old human trafficking victim.”Even without the health order, these actions were criminal in nature,” Villanueva said Tuesday during a news conference.The “massive underground party” occurred at a vacant home in a residential neighborhood without the owners’ knowledge. The sheriff said the organizers, who were also arrested and had reportedly also


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