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LA street vendors sue over seized carts, merchandise

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| The ACLU and other legal groups say vendors' rights are being violated when private security guards and local police seize their property.

LA city panel weighs options for legalizing street vending

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The city has resisted legalization for more than 20 years. Now, L.A.'s Economic Development Committee is examining ways a legal program might work.

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Is Day of the Dead too Americanized?

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Prepping for Halloween? It's probably a good bet that some of you will have costumes that include colorfully painted skulls, or dancing skeletons. 

Day of the Dead: Altar honors immigrants who died on their journey

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This Dia de los Muertos, or "Day of the Dead," Mujeres de la Tierra will host an altar dedicated to immigrants who have died seeking a better life.

Orange County refugee agencies preparing for Syrians

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Southern California refugee groups gear up for receiving Syrian refugees and immigrants in the next year as the U.S. commits to accepting more.

3 ways the city of LA might legalize street vending

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A new report outlines ways the city could legalize street vendors. It includes a plan to legalize the industry citywide or to create special districts for vendors.

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Pio Pico: A life as big as the 2-time governor's needs 2 graves

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He lived nearly a century, overthrew two governors, and gambled $25,000 on a single race. Maybe it isn't surprising that he needed two graves.

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Boyle Heights flood: Residents point to clogged storm drains

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Neighbors on a street that flooded Monday say they need a better response from the city. Councilman Jose Huizar responded with a motion to step up street sweeps.