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Headlines: Armed Robber Steals Sex Toy In Westchester; 10 Specialty Ice Cream Shops In L.A.

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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 armed robber pointed a gun at an employee of an adult store in Westchester, but only took a sex toy in the end. [KTLA]

—President Biden has nominated Costa Mesa-raised former federal prosecutor-cum-corporate law firm partner E. Martin Estrada to to serve as the next U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. [LAT]

—The Summit of the Americas, going down in L.A. this week, is "mired in tension." [NPR]

—The New York Times looks at 10 unique L.A. ice cream shops. [NYT]

—A Golden Girls-themed pop-up restaurant is coming to Los Angeles. Bring all your pals and your confidants. [Thrillist]

—A group of BIPOC cannabis business owners rallied at the state capitol in Sacramento to protest taxes and demand changes to California's social equity rules. [High Times]

—Are these the 20 best Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles? [Tasting Table]

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