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Sarah Portnoy

Assistant professor of Spanish at USC; author of the new book “Food, Health, and Culture in Latino Los Angeles”

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You see street vendors all over LA, but they’re technically illegal under city law. Today, a city council committee votes on a measure to change that.

How street vendors are integral to LA’s Latino food scene

You see street vendors all over LA, but they’re technically illegal under city law. Today, a city council committee votes on a measure to change that.

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