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

10:28 AM PDT on August 24, 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 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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