Leslie Berestein Rojas|Since taking office, President Trump has dramatically cut refugee admissions. In one of the latest developments, Iranian refugees who were stranded in Austria en route to the U.S. are suing.
Homeless advocates had criticized similar proposed sites, raising concerns about access to services, transportation and jobs, since the goal is to move as many people as possible off the the streets permanently.
The move to legalize vendors, more than four years in the making, got City Council approval. It does not include a controversial provision that would have given nearby brick-and-mortar business owners the power to veto vendor licenses.
Councilman David Ryu is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes.