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Headlines: Couple Beaten and Robbed At 99 Ranch in SGV; Sea Lions Charge At SoCal Beachgoers

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.

— A couple was attacked and pistol-whipped, the man robbed of his $60,000 Rolex watch, by two assailants in broad daylight in the parking lot at 99 Ranch in Rowland Heights on Saturday. [ABC]

—"Uber flouted laws, duped police, exploited violence against drivers and secretly lobbied governments during its aggressive global expansion." [The Guardian]

—Juan Reynaga, a 17-year-old boy who worked at Walmart and is said to be an innocent victim, was shot and killed by a gang's drive-by shooting in Anaheim on Saturday night. [KTLA]

—Due to the high cost of shipping containers, the California almond industry is sitting on about 1.3 million pounds of product it can't deliver. [Food & Wine]

—Two people were shot and taken to the hospital following a shooting at a large house party in Antelope Valley on Saturday night. [KTLA]

—Three men were killed and two people injured in a shooting in Downey on Sunday morning. [LAT]

—City Councilmember Paul Koretz is calling for a ban on new gas stations being built in Los Angeles, anticipating Governor Newsom's state-wide ban on selling gas-powered cars by 2035. [KCRW]

—Silver medal-winning Olympic volleyball player Kim Glass was attacked and nearly blinded after leaving lunch with a friend in Downtown and getting attacked by a random assailant. [MSN]

—Two sea lions charged beach goers who approached them in San Diego, sending a crowd running off in a panic. [NBC]

—Ancient sequoias, some that may be 2,000 years old, in Yosemite's Mariposa Grove are under threat from the wildfire growing in the park. [CNN]

—Corrido legend Pedro Rivera has penned a song about Nayib Bukele, the president of El Salvador criticized for being a repressive autocrat. [LAT]

—The leader of Jalisco New Generation Cartel may possibly be behind a video pleading with warring gangs to leave innocent people out of the violence. [Reuters]

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