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Gil Cedillo
L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors
L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors

Los Angeles leaders could soon impose tight restrictions on vending in city parks and beaches, reviving a highly controversial issue that divides police, community residents and immigration advocates. People hawking ice cream, holding yoga classes or selling other goods and services can get permission with the parks department to ply their trade, but there is no effective way to punish them if they don't, parks and police officials told a City Council committee Monday. The commercial activity has divided Angelenos who see the business buzzing in parks as a dangerous nuisance — or part of a vibrant metropolis. An earlier set of rules was suspended nearly nine years ago as the...

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