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.
Just when Los Angeles is getting back on its feet, struggling vendors have fresh reason to worry.
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. Taco
Nearly a year after Los Angeles began permitting street vendors, they are stuck between an expensive, complex permit system and the devastating penalties that come to those without a license.
Demonstrators call for the mass release of prisoners and immigrant detainees in the name of public health.
A veteran photographer records the stories of Los Angeles street vendors pushed to the edge by a pandemic.
From corporations to street vendors to mariachi tailors, entrepreneurs face huge challenges.