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Heck no, taco trucks won't go

April 16, 2008 |  9:01 am

Not_gonna_move_my_truck_and_you_c_2 Did the county just make it illegal for taco trucks to stay in one place for more than an hour? Si. And are drivers going to obey? Maybe non. Jean-Paul Renaud (could his byline be any more francais?) visited the mobile eateries and found the owners somewhat defiant. The scoop:

"They can try to move us, but we're not going to go," said Aleida De La Cruz, whose taco truck has been a family business for 20 years. "What are they going to do, take us all to jail?"

County supes, led by Gloria Molina, passed the law after complaints from local restaurants about unfair competition. Scofflaws face a $1,000 fine or jail time. Some of the vendors have hired a lawyer, so it seems as if the L.A. taco wars have just begun.

Read Jean-Paul's full story here.

-- Veronique de Turenne

Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times