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Ticktock, ticktock -- the taco clock is counting down

May 13, 2008 |  2:49 pm

Taco_libre_2 There's a big shindig tomorrow night to celebrate the last night of la vida taco in Los Angeles. The reason? Starting at midnight Wednesday, the new law that makes it illegal for mobile eateries to park for more than an hour in any one location kicks in.

Taco Libre is the brainchild of Save Our Taco Trucks, two guys who got worldwide attention (NYT, NPR, IHT, even Time) with their "Carne Asada Is Not a Crime" campaign to save the taco trucks. Despite  6,000-plus signatures on the petition, though, L.A. County supes have refused to budge on the new law.

Some truck owners have vowed to ignore the law and stay put, which, if they're cited, can earn them a fine, or even jail time.

The party starts at 8 p.m. in East L.A. at Tacos El Galuzo, at 5555 Whittier Blvd. Head on over and chow down. Or you can join the resistance movement by buying -- and parking -- a taco truck of your very own.

-- Veronique de Turenne

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