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Boyle Heights sewage spills prompts beach closures; driver charged in fatal taco stand crash; Airbnb starts collecting hotel tax

Highland Park | The Eastsider

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  • The top of a Boyle Heights sewer pipe near Mission Road and 6th Street collapsed, causing sewage to overflow into the L.A. River. Beaches in Long Beach were closed as the 1.5-million-gallon spill headed down river to the ocean. L.A. Now
  • A woman was charged with vehicular manslaughter after crashing into customers at a Boyle Heights taco stand last month, leaving one man dead and eight others injured. Officials claimed her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. ABC 7
  • Airbnb has begun to collect the city’s 14% lodging tax from customers under an agreement that would use the proceeds to help pay for housing vouchers for the homeless.  Daily News
  • The L.A. Tenants Union and The Northeast Alliance are planning to hold a procession tonight in Highland Park in response to protest the conversion of non-rent controlled building into high-rent apartments. Northeast Alliance
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