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Modern fortresses of concrete and glass in the Platinum Triangle of Bel-Air, Holmby Hills and Beverly Hills command armies of workers to build them, and a squadron of caterers like Jennifer Ramirez to keep them fed.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/bel-air-lunch-trucks 

On any given weekday, 12 to 15 food trucks patrol the streets of Bel-Air alone, serving hundreds of men who may labor on the same site for months, even years.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/bel-air-lunch-trucks 

There’s no escape from the grind in Bel-Air, nor the wrath of the neighbors. Wherever she stops, someone tells her to leave. Wherever she looks, Ramirez is confronted by how the other half lives.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/bel-air-lunch-trucks 

It’s impossible to spend a day here and not comprehend how skilled labor is valued relative to Italian marble or Canary Island date palms.  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/bel-air-lunch-trucks 

For those who labor in the shadow of fortune, this is what a living costs. Read more from @sic_sonja:  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-05/bel-air-lunch-trucks 


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