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Headlines: 34 Cars Seized, 40 Arrested In ‘Street Takeovers;’ Happy Kobe Day!

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—A two-day crackdown on street racing in L.A. resulted in 40 arrests and the seizure and impounding of 34 cars. [KTLA]

—The popularity of Bob's Market, a location in Angelino Heights made famous in the Fast and Furious films, is driving its neighbors crazy, as fans come to pull stunts in front of it in their cars. [Variety]

—Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have allowed safe injection sites for drug users in three California cities. [NBC]

—The owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team is exploring a sale of the team. [ESPN]

—Sheriff Villanueva is queried about his commitment to upholding universal peace. [Cerise Castle/Instagram]

—Reported car break-ins are on the increase in Griffith Park. [LAT]

—A multiple victim shooting in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, believed to have stemmed from a group fight, left one man dead. [LAPD]

—"Is Los Angeles home to the most looked-through telescope in the world?" The question we haven't dared to ask... [NYT]

—A former police officer in Louisville has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for falsifying a search warrant in the killing of Breonna Taylor. [Axios]

—A double shooting in San Pedro last night left a woman and child hospitalized. [ABC]

—A man was shot and wounded in Boyle Heights early this morning following a failed carjacking attempt. [KTLA]

—Kanye West will not be charged for punching a fan in Los Angeles this past January. [Yahoo!]

—Happy Ukrainian Independence Day! [National Today]

—And happy Kobe Bryant Day! [IB Times]

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