But as California moves to decriminalize street vending, many wonder if aggressive policing will stop.
As they battle the double threat of attack and criminalization, street vendors report chronic stress and trauma.
The bureaucratic battles over cart permitting have high stakes for Los Angeles’ 10,000 vendors.
Los Angeles must develop a food-vending cart that meets its health code -- or change the health code, say street vendors and advocates.
Co-published by L.A. TacoNearly a year after Los Angeles began permitting street vendors, they are stuck between an expensive, complex permit system and the devastating penalties...