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Headlines: Downtown Dispensary Robbed 2 Weeks After Opening; The DNA of the Corn Tortilla

courtesy of Green Qween

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—L.A. County "devotes about 200 square miles of space — about nine Manhattans — for parking alone." [NYT]

—A Kern County Sheriff's Office detentions deputy was arrested on suspicion of possessing and being under the influence of methamphetamine while on the job at a Bakersfield lockup. [KTLA]

—Animal rights protestors are uniting this weekend at Santa Monica Place to push Nike to stop making shoes from the skins of kangaroos brutally killed by the thousands each night in Australia's commercial kangaroo industry. [Facebook]

—Last Friday Green Qween, a new queer and POC-led cannabis dispensary in Downtown, was robbed just two weeks after it opened, devastating the owners on the precipice of Pride month. [Green Qween/Instagram]

—Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and officers from the Colton Police Department shot and killed an alleged bank robbery suspect in San Bernardino on Thursday afternoon, following a vehicle pursuit. [KTLA]

—The LAPD shot and killed a 30-35-year-old man in Koreatown on Thursday morning. [LAT]

—Workers at the three-strong Genwa Korean BBQ chain have successfully organized under the California Retail & Restaurant Workers Union. [LAist]

—The more we learn about Rick Caruso, the more we are terrified of a future where he's the L.A. Mayor. [NY Mag]

—A new study finds that THC levels detected in the blood or on the breath of cannabis users are not a reliable indicator of impairment, nor reliable evidence of how recently test subjects had used cannabis. [High Times]

The mayor of Mexio City's Cuauhtémoc municipality ordered all handpainted signs from street food carts to be removed and replaced with the mayor office's logo. [Brand Inquirer]

—"Bees are now fish, according to California’s courts," which are using a loophole to try and protect bumble bees from the agricultural industry’s use of pesticides and monoculture farming. [Vice]

—Breaking down the origins and DNA of the corn tortilla. [Culinary Backstreets]

—Pivotal scenes from the new Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi were filmed at East Los Angeles College. [TC]

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