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Street Vendor Permit Fees Will Drop From $541 to $27 In L.A. Following City Council Approval

The new law will go into effect on July 28th, 2024, and will apply to food as well as merchandise vendors. The reduced fee for annual vending permits will allow many more L.A. vendors to become protected by the law and takes into consideration the average annual income of street vendors.

July 2, 2024

L.A. TACO’s Membership Drive Ends: What We’ve Learned and What Comes Next

We’ve been told many times, in so many different ways, that we should “stick to tacos.” But that’s not who we are. Nor who we write for.

July 2, 2024

It Starts With Smoothies: New Program Seeks To Help Low-Income Californians Cook For Better Health

Patients in Recipe4Health exercised more, ate more fresh vegetables, and lowered food insecurity. Doing so led to a lowering of cholesterol levels and more effectively managed blood sugar, research found. 

July 1, 2024

Photo Essay: Celebrating Estevan Oriol and Teen Angel’s Magazine at Beyond the Streets

The exhibition charts a visual legacy of Oriol's seminal photography aside a corresponding look at artifacts, images, and original works from Teen Angel's magazine, a pioneering, self-made publication delving deep into Chicano culture in the Southwest U.S. for over 24 years.

July 1, 2024

What To Eat This Weekend In L.A.: Colombian ‘Super Arepas,’ See’s Candy x McConnell’s Ice Cream, and Uni Toast With Jalapeno Marmalade

Also, Colombian hamburgers, a vintage European truck slinging burgers, Hawaiian pizza pupusas, and cannabis that will melt in your brain, not in your hand.

June 28, 2024

X’Tiosu Kitchen, Boyle Heights’ Beloved Lebanese-Oaxacan Restaurant, Is In Danger of Closing

X’Tiosu Kitchen has been fusing cultures and supporting neighbors in Boyle Heights since 2017, but recent economic struggles have shifted its story of triumph and dream-chasing to one of hardship and struggle.

Should L.A. Landlords Be Required to Provide Air-Conditioning to All Renters?

Air conditioning saves lives, while also speeding up the deadly heating of our planet. Should it still be a fundamental right for renters just like how heaters are required?

June 26, 2024

Street Vendors Hold Out Hope For Edin Enamorado, Preparing For Trial As Six Other Activists Take Plea Deals

Enamorado supporters worry about how much time he might face and whether or not he could be deported, seeing as he is undocumented. 

June 25, 2024

Meet the L.A. Influencer Who Is Trying to Get Famous By Never Tipping at Restaurants and Bars

The anonymous account posts how much money he has saved in two weeks of refusing to tip, sometimes on bills as high as $389 and on a meal at Republique. Is he just cheap? Proving a point? Or just being a dick? Surprisingly, the admin spoke with us.

Come Laugh With L.A. TACO and Jesus Trejo At Our First Comedy Show, Tomorrow Night At The Comedy Store

Proceeds go to help L.A. TACO in our mission to bring you the greatest food and most urgent news in Los Angeles, without all the corporate interference.

June 24, 2024