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Headlines: Fatal Stabbing at Santa Monica Library; Local Soccer Shops Accused of Selling Banned Kangaroo Leather

8:05 AM PDT on August 1, 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.

    —A man was stabbed and killed by another man last night at the Santa Monica Main Library. A suspect is in custody. [SM.Gov]

    —A man throwing rocks and furniture onto the street from a balcony barricaded himself and began firing a pistol, starting a standoff with police and causing the Hollywood Farmers Market to be shut down on Sunday morning. [NBC]

    —L.A. Angels pitcher Reid Detmers achieved an immaculate inning on Sunday, striking out three batter in nine pitches on Sunday. [ESPN]

    —New Dodger James Outman, meanwhile, hit a home run in his first Major League at-bat yesterday against the Rockies. [LAT]

    —Facebook is accused of running ads that allegedly promote ethnic violence ahead of elections this month. [Gizmodo]

    —How Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele's embrace of Bitcoin led to greater repression. [The Intercept]

    —COVID cases are falling in L.A., where a mask mandate was narrowly avoided. [Politico]

    —35-year-old Adam Youines of Montebello, allegedly suspected of a carjacking, was shot and killed by police in Pasadena following a pursuit on Saturday. [Patch]

    —Exploring the country's handmade Choco Taco scene. [Eater]

    —A handful of Southern California soccer shops are being accused of selling shoes made of kangaroo leather, which was banned in California in 1970. [LAT]

    —An exhibit on cannabis appears to be popular at the California State Fair. [KCRA3]

    —A vast new study using Facebook data shows that friendships between rich and poor families can help reduce poverty. [NYT]

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