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Hollywood farmers market: who owns the streets

The Hollywoood farmers markets, one of the social and food hearts of the City of Los Angeles is under threat.  An adjacent property owner is objecting to the market’s use of its long-time location on Ivar street. Negotiations are underway

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Gottlieb to be a guest on “Which Way, L.A.”

Robert Gottlieb will be a guest tonight on Warren Olney’s “Which Way, L.A.” show on KCRW speaking about low income farmers markets and the current issues surrounding the Hollywood Farmer’s market. The show will premier at 7:00 pm PST, and

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transforming Eagle Rock’s streets

Opinion piece on the possibility of improving the streets of Eagle Rock. Basically, treat them like valuable public space and as places people want to be near, rather than as sewers to rush cars along.

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A is for Safe, but H is for Healthy: Grading Mobile Food Vendors

In another attempt to regulate mobile vending, the L.A. County Department of Public Health will consider applying the health inspector’s letter grading system used in restaurants to food trucks, affecting nearly 10,000 vendors county-wide.  An L.A. Times article reported that

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just a stroll

Rebecca Solnit’s purposely and gorgeously meandering wanderlust: a history of walking identifies ‘basic freedoms’ that allow us to walk in the world.   Solnit describes three freedoms; I’ll break one into its two component parts, so four freedoms, paralleling FDR’s. “One

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don’t restrict food trucks- legalize sidewalk vending!

City Council members tom LaBonge and Paul Koretz introduced motions last week to restrict where food trucks can park on commercial streets.  Their goal is to ‘Restrict catering trucks from parking in parking meters in commercially zoned areas’ and to

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they all end in the sky*

Sunday I joined part of the Big Parade to walk dozens of staircases in Silverlake and Franklin Hills.

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