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Headlines: Popular Long Beach Taquero Gets Shut Down By a Police-Assisted Health Department; Dodgers Win 107 Games

10:36 AM PDT on September 29, 2022

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—Not even a week after Newsom signed SB 972 into law, written by Long Beach senator Lena Gonzalez, customers of the popular taco stand Tacos Lionydas in her district are reporting that the taquería got shut down last night by a police-assisted Long Beach Health Department. L.A. TACO confirmed the incident with the stand's owner, Lionel Perez. He tells L.A. TACO that they also confiscated all of his meat and that he is unsure of when he will re-open at that location. It's important to note that SB 972 and its flexibilities aimed at facilitating street food vending in California will not go into effect until January 1st, 2023. In the meanwhile, he is still open at his second location: 2200 n Marwick Avenue, also in Long Beach.

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed #AB2183, a bill intended to extend protections to farm workers' union rights, though he will also seek later amendments to the bill. A video going around social media shows Newsom signing the bill on an altar dedicated to Cesar Chavez. [KCRA]

—R.I.P. to L.A. born-and-raised rapper Coolio, who died at 59 at a friend's house in Los Angeles. [TMZ]

—Residents of a Hancock Park apartment building are being told they can no longer park in the building without explanation. [Larchmont Buzz]

—After a pedestrian was killed by a driver in Historic Filipinotown, Crosswalks L.A. painted a new crosswalk in the intersection. [Crosswalks LA]

—A city worker trimming trees in El Sereno was killed by a driver yesterday. [HighlandPark90042]

—A man and the three dogs he was walking were killed in a "chaotic" hit-and-run crash in downtown this morning. [NBC]

—The Dodgers broke their franchise record for season wins last night with their 107th victory. [KTLA]

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