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A legal street vending system, Cal Fire budget, photos of the Camp Fire evacuees




Street vending is illegal in LA. Vendors can get county health permits, but they’re not allowed to sell on the street.
Street vending is illegal in LA. Vendors can get county health permits, but they’re not allowed to sell on the street.
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Street Vending

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Street vendors are all over L.A. - we've all tasted or at least smelled bacon-wrapped hot dogs, etc. Yet in spite of years of wrangling, street vending remains illegal. L.A. city officials have been in limbo since at least the 90s over the prospect of letting street vendors take out permits so they can work legally and be regulated. Now, finally, the city might get a legal street vending system.

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Cal Fire Budget

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Cal Fire started its fiscal year with about $443 million dollars in the emergency fund, earmarked for a full year of firefighting efforts. That was in July. By September, almost all of that money was GONE. Leading CalFire to ask the state for another $234 MILLION. So where does the fund stand this morning after the devastating Camp Fire up north and the Woolsey fire here?

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Cal Fire firefighter Trevor Smith battles the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga, Calif., on Thursday. Wildfires in Northern California have killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.
Cal Fire firefighter Trevor Smith battles the Tubbs Fire near Calistoga, Calif., on Thursday. Wildfires in Northern California have killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.
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Malibu Rain

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Rain is expected to hit the L.A.- area sometime after midnight tonight. The big concern is, of course, those area affected by the many fires that have burned throughout so many of Southern California's counties the last year. Voluntary evacuations have been put in place for the Holy Fire area in Orange County. But so far most are watching the forecast —and waiting. Including in Malibu, which was devastated by the Woolsey Fire.

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Camp Fire Photos

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More Camp Fire evacuees are being allowed back to see what remains of their homes, but the region affected by the fire is also being threatened by forecasts of rain.

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A walker remains abandoned on a cul-de-sac where most everything was destroyed inside the Pine Springs Mobile home park on Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Paradise, Calif. Many who perished in the tornado of fire were elderly. The Camp Fire's death toll is 88, while 158 remain missing, the Butte County Sheriff said in a tweet Tuesday night. It's the deadliest fire in California history.
A walker remains abandoned on a cul-de-sac where most everything was destroyed inside the Pine Springs Mobile home park on Thursday Nov. 15, 2018 in Paradise, Calif. Many who perished in the tornado of fire were elderly. The Camp Fire's death toll is 88, while 158 remain missing, the Butte County Sheriff said in a tweet Tuesday night. It's the deadliest fire in California history.
Renée C. Byer/ The Sacramento Bee

CA Dream: Senior Fraud

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Amid California's record-shattering housing prices, the state's senior homeowners are sitting on a gold mine. And it has made them marks for con artists. As part of our statewide collaboration covering the California Dream, KPBS's Amita Sharma looks at the tricks scammers use.

Emergency  Alerts

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The Camp Fire death toll is up to at least 88 deaths the Northern California town of Paradise was the most affected. At a state legislative hearing held Tuesday, state officials confirmed the emergency alert system and evacuation plans were overwhelmed during the Camp Fire. Leaving residents vulnerable to the fast-moving fire.

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 30:  The sun shines over towers carrying electical lines August 30, 2007 in South San Francisco, California. With temperatures over 100 degrees in many parts of the state, the California Independent System Operator, which manages most of the California electricity grid, is planning on declaring a minor power emergency later in the day, followed by a Stage 2 power alert during the late afternoon, indicating that power reserves have fallen below five percent.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 30: The sun shines over towers carrying electical lines August 30, 2007 in South San Francisco, California. With temperatures over 100 degrees in many parts of the state, the California Independent System Operator, which manages most of the California electricity grid, is planning on declaring a minor power emergency later in the day, followed by a Stage 2 power alert during the late afternoon, indicating that power reserves have fallen below five percent. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Auto Show Automobility

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The Los Angeles Auto Show opens this weekend. But it isn’t only about new cars. On Tuesday, the show opened with something called Automobility – where automakers and startups show off the latest technologies that will move us around in the future. Take Two’s Sue Carpenter was there, and she joins A Martinez to tell us the latest.

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