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LAPD Reportedly Begins Policing Food Truck Row on Wilshire

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Yesterday on Wilshire, Police on the right | iPhone photo by Koga/LAist
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For the past few months now, a handful--sometimes six--mobile foods trucks like Kogi BBQ have lined Mid-Wilshire attracting lunch goers who desired for much more than the nearby permanent restaurants. Mike at Franklin Avenue opined on the issue over a year ago:

The portion of Mid-Wilshire home to Variety, E! and others has long been a vast wasteland of lunchtime eateries. Bored of Koo Koo Roo, Baja Fresh and Johnnie's -- and grossed out by Marie Callenders (and turned off by Organic to Go's overpriced entrees), we cheer any new addition to the lineup across the street.

Considering the growing popularity of the lunch time spot for food trucks--yesterday Kogi BBQ, King Kone, Barbie's Q and Baby's Badass Burgers were seen--the LAPD yesterday reportedly began citing for every little issue, says a LosAnjealous tipster:

Anti-lunch truck task force action here. The cops formed one due to complaints at our museum square route, and cracked down today, throwing down fines and citing for trucks parking too close to the curb, trucks parking too far from the curb, trucks beeping whey they back up, trucks not being equipped with beepers when they back up, trucks protruding into red zones, trucks serving up sub-par food (joke) and god only knows what else.
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Commenters seem to indicate that a local, but unpopular restaurant has been bugging the city because business has gone down. Is this going to bring another Carne Asada is not a Crime debate to city hall?