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Why farmers getting more water won't lower produce prices

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| For the first time in years, Central Valley farmers will receive their full allotment of groundwater. But don't expect that to lower prices in the produce aisle.

Street vendors push for legalization as county cracks down

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As the city council moves towards legalization, there are no immediate plans to do so in unincorporated parts of the L.A. County.

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Foreign workers worry about restricted visas under Trump

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The H-1B visa program allows tens of thousands of foreigners to work in the U.S. annually, most from Asia. President-elect Donald Trump says it hurts U.S. workers.

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LA officials float a plan to legalize street vending

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Under the proposal, street vendors who follow the rules wouldn't face misdemeanor charges as they do now.

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5 things you need to know about California's new climate change legislation

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California will now be the nation’s example for reducing climate change after Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation yesterday that will require the Golden State to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below the 1990 levels by the year 2030.

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Customer surveys are everywhere. Is that a good thing?

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​Buy a new car, take Uber, have a cable TV technician to your house – you're going to be asked to rate your experience - and to give a high score.

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From juvenile camp to a career in the arts

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Arts organizations are bringing more classes into juvenile detention centers and building a bridge to careers in the creative economy for formerly incarcerated youth.

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Are Whole Foods' automated kiosks the future for grocery stores?

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Robots and kiosks replace some workers in a bid to cut costs. Shoppers at the new store in Silver Lake give it mixed reviews.