The Forsaken Mattress: A Story of Flooding on the Eastside


We can all stop wondering why the streets of East L.A. and Boyle Heights flooded so quickly this week. KTLA reports L.A. County’s Department of Public Works has collared a mattress that was blocking the inlet to a catch basin, keeping runoff from getting where it needed to go. “Officials say this was not an oversight at all on their part,” says reporter Kareen Wynter. So: bad mattresses, long accused of causing back pain and being terrible with money, have apparently upped their evil.