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Harbor Commission Vote Speeds Plans To Automate Port Of L.A.

| Dockworkers came out in force to tell port commissioners that automation will threaten thousands of solid blue-collar jobs.

L.A. City Budget Is a Record $10.6 Billion

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A booming economy is bringing in record revenue, but more people are living on the streets. The city has earmarked $458 million to fight homelessness.

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LA day laborers recognized on first 'Dia del Jornalero'

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Last month, the City Council declared May 3 "El Dia del Jornalero," the day of the day laborer. We talked to workers at a nonprofit day labor center near downtown.

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LA street vendors can sell legally now, but costs are a worry

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Some street vendors who cheered the City Council's move to legalize sidewalk sales back in November are now worried about whether they'll be able to afford the cost of operating legally. Others are upset about having to leave the no-vending zones the city created, including the busy Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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County Supervisors Approve More Urban Sprawl in Tejon Ranch

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Developers just got the green light to build a city with nearly 20,000 homes on the L.A.-Kern County line. Some residents are less than thrilled.

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Street vending to be legal in most of LA, but not everywhere

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Certain no-vending zones have been designated, and vendors who've long done business in these areas say they're disappointed.

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Los Angeles finally adopts plan to legalize street vending

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After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to legalize street vending, allowing vendors to get permits to operate.

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SoCal shoppers turn out for Black Friday deals

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Shoppers who hit the stores bright and early on Black Friday might have been smart to buy now rather than later — and not just because of door-busting deals.

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