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Is Museum Square Trying to Block Food Trucks from Parking on 5700 Wilshire? 'No Comment,' Says Management

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The latest development on the 5700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, which is ground zero for the conversation about food trucks parking near restaurants, has been an interesting one. For the past few weeks, there has been an organized effort -- walkie talkies and all -- that involves cars taking up metered spaces for the majority of the day. Everyday, parking enforcement write them tickets.

Speculation from office workers pointed towards the management of Museum Square, the renovated 1947 building that is home to a handful of restaurants, including Marie Callender's, Johnnies New York Pizza, Baja Fresh and Organic To Go.

This morning, LAist photographer Peggy Archer photographed Museum Square maintenance employees using their personal cars to take up the spaces. None would speak on the record, but sources said they are paid to "rent" out their vehicle to be parked on the street. Each day, the parking tickets are apparently collected by management and paid.