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Headlines: Justice Sought For Tioni Theus; KTown Taco Truck Customer Has Salsa Thrown In Her Face

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 always look closely. 

—The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is considering a $60,000 reward for information leading to the person or people responsible for killing 16-year-old Tioni Theus, whose body was found by the side of the 110 freeway, shot twice in the neck. [CBS]

—A TikToker named @rari_xo allegedly had salsa thrown in her face by a taco truck owner in KTown after she put her hands on the truck's tip jar in an effort to get her own refund for an order she wasn't feeling. [Yahoo!]

—A major campaign is underway to help Angelenos look for and report signs of human trafficking as the Super Bowl approaches. [MSN]

—Authorities are looking for a man in a "Your mask makes you look stupid" shirt who harassed a group of middle school kids waiting to be picked up from school in Glendale, coughing at them whilst shouting his antivax garbage at them. Meanwhile, a sheriff's department deputy arrived on the scene and lectured the kids on the man's freedom of speech instead of, you know, like, doing something about him. [LAT]

— The great Patricia Escàrcega catches up with the vendors of the recently displaced Ave. 26 Night Market. [KCET]

The killing of an off-duty LAPD officer is bringing increased attention to Florencia-13 (F13), one of the city's oldest street gangs. [LAT]

—Pisto, a beer developed by those foos at Foos Gone Wild, drops in L.A. and San Diego in two days. [IG]

—LAPD Chief Michael Moore expressed concern that guns have been stolen from the cargo containers broken into on the Northeast L.A. train tracks. [LAT]

—Video caught a Laguna Hills High School student saying disgustingly racist things about a player from Portola during a recent basketball game. [OC]

—Snoop Dogg is dying to collaborate with Sade. Join the club, Snoop. [TMZ]

—China has given Fight Club a new ending where the police win. [BP]

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