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Headlines: Motorcade Protestor Tackled and Detained in Downtown; Angels Deploy All-Nickleback Playlist

7:39 AM PDT on June 9, 2022

Photo: AP/Associated Press

Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—An adult female with a megaphone was violently subdued and detained by a secret service agent while protesting in Downtown in support of reproductive rights, as a motorcade was passing amid the visits of multiple governmental officials for The Summit of the Americas. [USA Today]

—The Angeles changed all of their walk-up music to Nickelback songs last night, in an effort to reverse a 13-game losing streak. Alas, it did not work. [ESPN]

—Police shot an alleged burglary suspect after a chase on-foot in Hollywood on Wednesday evening, sending them to the hospital with injuries. [AOL]

Nicholas John Roske, a 26-year-old from Simi Valley, is the subject of an FBI investigation, under suspicion of traveling to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Maryland house with possible plans to assassinate him. [ABC]

—With water levels at an all-time low, it may time for Angelenos to give up their lawns, a "20th century symbol of wealth and the American dream." [NPR]

—Comedy Central's The Daily Show recently erected satirical monuments to the U.S. officials "who fought against American on January 6" in Century City, including plaques for Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump, and Rudy Giuliani. [The Daily Show]

—Meet the new sub-variants of Omicron from South Africa that are now slowly appearing in California. [LAT]

—Zapote Bar at Rosewood Mayakoba in Playa del Carmen was awarded "Best New Opening" and achieved a ranking of 11 on the 2022 list of North America's 50 Best Bars Awards. [World's 50 Best Bars]

—Naason Joaquin Garcia, the Guadalajara-born leader of Mexico-based mega-church La Luz del Mundo, was sentenced in Los Angeles to nearly 17 years in prison for committing acts of sexual abuse against minors in his congregation. [Yahoo!]

—Could Five Guys really be more popular than In-N-Out in Los Angeles? [SM Mirror]

—"California food" is all the rage in restaurants in London and Paris. [LAT]

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