When Clara Weston was looking for a topic to present as her senior seminar project in History 490, she was
directed by her professor, Ericka Verba, to find one at the Southern California Social Studies and Research
Library in South Los Angeles. While looking through several options, the 60-year-old history major at California
State University, Dominguez Hills found documents that described initiatives that were established more than 20
years ago to regulate and protect Los Angeles’ growing population of street vendors.