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Swap meet thrives at Boyle Heights housing project; city considers suspending trash service during storms

Elysian Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

Elysian Park | Mary-Austin Klein/Flickr

MOrning Report

  • A Saturday morning swap meet at the Ramona Gardens housing project in Boyle Heights has continued thrive despite a lack of permits, problems with police and complaints about traffic congestion. An estimated 45 vendors selling everything from churros and fresh produce to clothing and toys on an empty lot on Murchison Street. Now there’s a new move to turn the swap meet known as El Agachón, into a certified farmers’ market. Boyle Heights Beat
  • City officials are considering suspending trash pick up during heavy rains as a way to prevent trash and debris from clogging storm drains and causing flooding. But a spokesman for Councilman Jose Huizar said that many residents would probably continue to put their bins out on the street. The proposal “could cause more problems than it aims to solve.” L.A. Times
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