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Street vendors strive for legitimacy

LOS ANGELES — Manolo Cruz embarked on a unique business endeavor in 2012, selling chopped fresh fruit from a wheeled cart in the gentrified neighborhood of Highland Park. He envisioned a livelihood selling sliced fruits like pineapples, oranges, cucumbers, coconuts and watermelons displayed atop layers of ice cubes during hot, sunny days. With daily profits…

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Gay men urged to get meningitis vaccination

LOS ANGELES — Top health officials in the Southland are urging all gay and bisexual men to get vaccinated against meningitis, regardless of their risk profile. The recommendation was made by Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, in conjunction with Orange County’s Health Care Agency and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human…

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