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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.

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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Nimby or not: One battle to house the homeless

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In this multi-part series, we take an inside look at one battle in the crusade to get California's more than 90,000 unsheltered residents off the streets.

Santa Monica decides against a hard cap on electric scooters

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Electric scooters have quickly become a popular way to get around in Santa Monica. The city was the first to get scooters from Silicon Beach startup Bird. And now, Santa Monica has decided to take a light touch on regulating them.

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Here's what's new in LA mayor's proposed budget

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After a promise of big new spending on homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released his proposed $9.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Are you missing out on 'free money'?

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Gov. Jerry Brown has declared this week California Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Week. Many who are eligible don't know about the program.

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