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 Escondido, Kalamazoo, Sacramento, Berkshires and Los Angeles.

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November 30

Food Truck Issue Heats Up at Public Forum – ESCONDIDO, CA – Food truck operators and owners of more traditional restaurants clashed during a public forum this week about Escondido’s plan to loosen regulations on the mobile eateries.

Several food truck owners said during a forum Wednesday night that less-restrictive regulations make sense because the trucks are extremely popular, serve quality food and avoid competing directly with brick-and-mortar restaurants.

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Food truck licenses for 2013 accepted by city of Kalamazoo starting Monday – KALAMAZOO, MI — The city of Kalamazoo will accept applications for food truck licenses in 2013 starting Monday.

City Planner Andrea Augustine said 10 licenses are available for next year, and they are granted on a first-come, first-served.

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December 1

Truck and Mortar Throw down – SACRAMENTO, CA – Food trucks and restaurants compete in Saturday event to raise money for Toy 4 Tots and the California Fire Organization.

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Berkshire towns consider food truck regulations – BERKSHIRES, MA – Food trucks haven’t taken a foothold with foodie fanatics in the Berkshires as they have in other parts of the nation, such as cities like Los Angeles. However, town officials up and down the county have heard from the occasional food truck entrepreneur who see the potential, and that has some towns contemplating wholesale ordinances to regulate them.

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December 2

New-home communities boast food-related amenities – LOS ANGELES, CA – If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, can builders and developers land home buyers via the same route?

That may be something of a stretch, but food-related amenities are fast becoming a way to make today’s new-home communities stand out from the competition.

For example, a few years ago, developers would have asked authorities to chase away any food truck that set up shop near their community centers. And if a homeowner turned his backyard into a farm, the community association probably would have objected.

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