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Melissa Gomez

Melissa Gomez is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times. A native Floridian, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, where she also worked at the student newspaper, the Independent Florida Alligator. She has previously interned at the Naples Daily News, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Tampa Bay Times and the New York Times.
She sold fruit as a sidewalk vendor. Now she has her own shop across the street

Elizabeth Alcarraz dreamed of owning her own business. After years working at McDonald's and at a gas station, the Peruvian immigrant became a street vendor. She drew on that experience to open up her own shop, where she sells homemade delicacies such as smoothies, elotes and tamales.

Five things to know about Notre Dame Cathedral

Flames burned Notre Dame de Paris on Monday, threatening to consume the Paris cathedral. Here are five things to know about the iconic building.

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