LA street vendors fight for legal access to busiest spots in town

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Sidewalk vendors rally in front of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles ahead of a hearing on their lawsuit against the City of LA. Photo by Megan Jamerson/KCRW.

Sidewalk vendors in LA are suing the city for access to no-vending zones as part of a broader push to make vending a viable legal business opportunity.

The Actor’s Gang has been bringing theater classes to California prisons for over a decade, now some alumni of the program have written and will perform an original play.