Enjoy fruit from street carts? It’ll be easier for CA vendors to operate legally

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Two customers check out goods from a food cart selling fruit, chips, and cold drinks on the Santa Monica pier. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed a law that gives vendors a clearer path to operating legally. Photo by Amy Ta.

Health codes and food regulations used to be so complex that many vendors on California sidewalks and at beaches couldn’t get permits. It all changes thanks to Gov. Newsom signing SB 972. 

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