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Headlines: First Latina On California Supreme Court Confirmed; Armed Man Challenges Mike Tyson in Hollywood

7:43 AM PDT on March 24, 2022

Elsewhere, Danny Trejo got a hand-carved Ukrainian pipe, photo: RadonLab

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.

—Judge Patricia Guerrero, the Imperial Valley-raised daughter of Mexican immigrants, has been confirmed as the California Supreme Court, making her the first Latina to serve in this position. [NBC]

—A dealer of high-end Rolex watches and recent Texas transplant was robbed of watches at gunpoint at his Hollywood Hills home. [KTLA]

—A man challenged Mike Tyson to a fight at a Hollywood comedy show this week, even pulling out a loaded gun and threatening to shoot the host. The brief beef ended up with a hug between the aggressor and the former heavyweight champion from Bed-Stuy and Brownsville, Brooklyn. [TMZ]

—A handful of Downey residents are upset at the potential arrival of a new restaurant from Texas with bikini-clad servers. [ABC]

—L.A. Sheriff and admitted "Mexican nerd" Alex Villanueva sounds off on L.A. firefighters, George Gascon, media coverage of the Black community, and the term "Latinx," among other things, in a three-part conversation with Gustavo Arellano. [LAT]

—A Ukrainian pipemaker whose city is under occupation by Russian troops made this badass-looking pipe of Danny Trejo's Machete character. [Radonlab]

—Five editors quit Buzzfeed over pressure to close down its unprofitable news operation. [NYP]

—Trisha Paddock, a Rancho Palos Verdes mom, has died after having a heart attack at the finish line of Sunday's L.A. Marathon. A fundraiser has been set up for her funeral expenses. [MSN]

—West Virginia senator Joe Manchin's "coal corruption is so much worse than you thought." [Rolling Stone]

—A construction worker was killed on Wednesday afternoon along a section of the Metro Purple Line extension in Mid-Wilshire. [LAT]

—A planned gondola to bring pedestrians to Dodger Stadium is making some Chinatown homeowners feel displaced in their own neighborhood. [LAT]

—A 20-year-old woman was killed this morning in a two-person crash at the transition of the 101 and 134 Freeways. [NBC]

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