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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.

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.

Preschool advocates dismayed at Brown's plan

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Governor doesn’t believe the state should pay for middle- and upper-income children to attend transitional kindergarten, says analyst at the California Department of Finance.

Want to find a woman-owned business? Try the Inland Empire

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The number of women-owned businesses has increased across California — especially in one region.

Bombs Away: 7 ways aerospace is changing in SoCal

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Employment has fallen sharply, but the jobs that do remain are well-paying. There's also been a shift from defense to commercial, according to a new report.