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Headlines: Mike Tyson Making Ear-Shaped Cannabis Gummies; Little Tokyo Sees Homeless Sweep

8:30 AM PDT on March 18, 2022

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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.

    —Little Tokyo's Toriumi Plaza is being closed following the removal of dozens of homeless people from an encampment, where one estimate puts the population at around 185 people. [Spectrum News 1]

    —A Black shuttle driver for the show Grey's Anatomy is suing the LAPD over a 2021 traffic stop that found a gun pointed at him. [LAT]

    —Mike Tyson's cannabis brand is making ear-shaped gummies with a bite mark, called "Mike Bites," in reference to the fighter's assault on Evander Holyfield in the ring. [NBC]

    —An Eagle Rock man responsible for throwing a firework into a homeless encampment and started a fire that injured three people will receive no jail time and will be placed into a mental health diversion instead. [James Queally/Twitter]

    —How prisoners in Pelican Bay started their own podcast, Pelican Bay Unlocked. [Zocalo Public Square]

    —Herb Wesson is being permitted back on the LA City Council after a challenge over term limits put him in limbo. [LAT]

    —Here's one Londoner who won't be looking to Salma Hayek for Mexican food recommendations anymore. [ML]

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