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In Response To Trump, Los Angeles Has Decriminalized Street Vending

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Fruteras, paleteros and other street vendors in Los Angeles have a reason to celebrate. The Los Angeles City Council recently voted to decriminalize street vending in the city, reports ABC 7 News Los Angeles. The ordinance, which was approved by an 11-2 margin, will set in motion a process that will allow street vendors to get permits and be subjected to city regulations. According to the Los Angeles Times, street vendors previously faced misdemeanor charges for selling food and other items on sidewalks.

The ordinance was proposed by council members Curren Price, Joe Buscaino, and José Huizar.

“We cannot continue to allow an unregulated system that penalizes hard-working, mostly immigrant, vendors with possible criminal misdemeanor charges, particularly in the current political environment. These people are not asking for a handout, they are asking for an opportunity to lift themselves up and provide for their families,” said Huizar in a written statement.

According to the Los Angeles Times, some street vendors currently facing criminal charges may have a chance at “amnesty” and have their charges dropped.

READ: This Photo Went Viral And Changed This Paletero’s Life Forever

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Official Video For Cover Of Selena's "Si Una Vez" Gives Leslie Grace A Broken Heart


Official Video For Cover Of Selena’s “Si Una Vez” Gives Leslie Grace A Broken Heart


I don’t envy anyone who tries to cover a Selena song, but when Play-N-Skillz, along with Leslie Grace, Frankie J and Wisin, dropped their reggaeton cover of “Si Una Vez,” they definitely earned respect from fans of La Reina. Now the all-star collaborators are back together for the official video.

The video for “Si Una Vez” captures Selena’s heartbreaking lyrics, but places the story in a slick, modern setting.


Leslie Grace’s face perfectly captures the emotion of a scorned lover.

Of course, there’s no comparison to the original version.


The intensity and emotion in her voice always brings chills.

So how do you feel about Play-N-Skillz’s cover of “Si Una Vez”?

Read: Play-N-Skillz Got Leslie Grace, Frankie J And Wisin To Cover Selena’s ‘Si Una Vez’ And It’s Everything

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