In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Huntington Beach, Austin, San Diego and Norwalk.

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January 4 2013

Man’s Food Truck Stolen But Thieves Can’t Keep Him From Feeding Homeless – HUNTINGTON BEACH ( — John Grooman’s Chevy Silverado was stolen from the driveway of his home last Friday.

Normally the theft of a 2006 car wouldn’t make news, but the 65-year-old Grooman used that silver truck every week to help feed more than 1,000 homeless and needy people.

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Watch Paul Qui Fancily Plate His Food Truck Food – AUSTIN, TX – What happens when food truck food is plated in the manner of upscale dining?Paul Qui breaks it down in this new video, presenting his East Side Kingdishes the way he might have done when he was in the kitchen at Uchiko.

January 5, 2013

Food trucks forcing action – SAN DIEGO, CA – The national food truck craze invaded North County last year, forcing many of the region’s cities to hastily revise regulations in response to complaints and threats of litigation.

But instead of operating in lockstep, cities have taken widely varying approaches to food truck rules and policies.

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January 6, 2013

City bill gets steeper for food trucks – NORWALK CT – Andres Vazquez, owner of El Placerito Tacos, was among the street food vendors to learn recently that he’ll need another license from the city to operate his business.

“What are we going to do? We need it to work,” said Vazquez, standing inside his food truck alongside Wilson Avenue on Friday.

In the past, such street vendors were allowed to operate with an annual license — currently $250 — from the Norwalk Health Department.

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