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Street vendors accuse LAPD of harassment

LOS ANGELES — Street vendors and their supporters staged a protest outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters March 31, alleging a rise in harassment by police even as city leaders weigh a possible street-vendor permitting program. Two street vendors and attorneys from the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign also delivered a “citizen’s citation” issued to Read More…

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Reports on impact of minimum wage hike differ

LOS ANGELES — A proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as high as $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks and increase the wages of about 600,000 workers, according to a newly released UC Berkeley report commissioned by the city of Los Angeles. The report concluded, “the Read More…