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Food truck operators targeted in crackdown

The Daily News Coverage on the Food Trucks in Granada Hills:http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_18810080?source=rss

By Christina Villacorte, Staff WriterPosted: 09/01/2011 09:34:42 PM PDTUpdated: 09/01/2011 10:46:51 PM PDT
 The Bollywood food truck is shut down for an hour for a county health inspection on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Granada Hills. Food trucks have a following in Granada Hills on Wednesday and Friday evenings. (David Crane/Staff Photographer) 

County health officials swooped down Wednesday on the popular food truck gathering in Granada Hills, conducting surprise inspections and shutting down several of the operators.

The crackdown followed complaints from local brick-and-mortar businesses that the trucks - sometimes more than 60 at a time - are stealing business and hogging parking spots meant for their own customers.

And it happened just hours after a community meeting aimed at finding solutions was held only blocks away from the food truck gathering spot in Old Granada Village Corridor.

Food truck owners complained that the county health inspectors seemed to just be harassing them for minor issues.

Chef Jae Cho, owner of OGTempura, said his

A county health inspector checks out “The Street Kitchen” food truck along Chatsworth street in Granada Hills on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Food trucks have a following in Granada Hills on Wednesday and Friday evenings. (David Crane/Staff Photographer)food truck was shut down for running low on hot water for washing hands, even though the inspection was conducted immediately before closing time.

"They’ve been on a mission to shut us down," he said. "They’re just trying to bully all the food trucks."

About 10 inspectors examined the line of food trucks parked along Chatsworth Avenue between Zelzah Avenue and White Oak.

They ran down a checklist that included making sure the facilities were sanitary and the employees were allowed to use suitable restrooms in nearby brick-and-mortar establishments.

It was the first time that inspectors came to the event that began spontaneously over the summer and is now dubbed “Food Truck Night.”

"Our basic objective is to ensure that food is safe and will not get someone sick," said Terrance Powell, director of the county Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Specialized Surveillance and Enforcement.

"There cannot be unsanitary conditions, and employee hygiene has to be at the highest point in order to prevent food-borne illness."

A few hours before the inspections, in the next block, political and business leaders tried to craft new rules for food trucks, particularly those that leave a mess on the streets and take up parking spaces intended for customers of brick-and-mortar establishments.

"Since this has been sort of a sporadic event that just sort of happened on its own, there hasn’t been a lot of planning, and that brings unintended consequences," City Councilman Mitch Englander said.

He said new rules were needed because Food Truck Night, held on Wednesdays and Fridays, draws as many as 1,800 people and about 60 food trucks over a two-block stretch of Chatsworth Street.

At the meeting, the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce called for cracking down on food truck owners who reserve a parking spot on the street by putting a car there early in the morning, preventing customers of brick-and-mortar establishments from using it.

In a more controversial move, the group also proposed requiring food trucks to begin paying between $10 and $75 a day to the Granada Hills Chamber for permission to use restrooms in brick-and-mortar establishments.

Currently, food truck owners merely ask brick-and-mortar establishments for such permission, which is written down in a letter that can be shown to inspectors. Some also voluntarily pay a local couple $10 to clean the area.

"I want to make clear that we’re not in it for profit," said Paul Lacayo, the chamber’s executive director.

He said the chamber would use the money to pay for additional trash bins, pressure-washing the sidewalk and beautification

A county health inspector checks out “The Bun Truck” along Chatsworth street in Granada Hills on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. Food trucks have a following in Granada Hills on Wednesday and Friday evenings. (David Crane/Staff Photographer)projects throughout the neighborhood.

"We are not trying to drive the food trucks out," Lacayo added, noting a survey showed many businesses support food trucks for bringing a lot of foot traffic to the Old Granada Hills Corridor.

Bruce Safran, whose business,LocalRezults.com, markets food trucks and other merchants, has been trying to organize food trucks “so that they can partially police themselves and do something about the maverick food trucks that were causing problems.”

Holly Patterson, a blogger who runs the website theSVFscoop.com, said food trucks should be allowed to flourish.

"You know, after 6 p.m., usually, when you go down Chatsworth Street, it’s dead," she said. "These food trucks actually bring life to the area, and it’s a very important thing."

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Lima Lounge will redefine nightlife in the San Fernando Valley with its Grand Opening on August 6, 2011 and every Saturday after. For an unforgettable night of music, dancing, and excitement. Lima Lounge is a nightclub for those looking to drink & dance in style.
With 7,500 square feet of entertainment space, Lima Lounge features 2 Dance floors with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, plush furnishings, 2 Bars, VIP areas, and smoking patio.
21 and over guests will enjoy premium cocktails and deluxe bottle service.
Featuring some of the best known DJs in Los Angeles in two separate music environments spinning a fusion of Top 40, Hip-Hop, Trendy House to Reggaeton, Rock en Espanol and Salsa.
he Lima Lounge is conveniently located just off the 101 Fwy at 19540 Ventura Blvd. in the city of Tarzana, CA 91356. (From 101 Fwy, Exit on Tampa Blvd., Go West on Ventura Blvd). For Guest List call Milan Ent. @ 818-322-3441 or visit: www.milanent.com

Lima Lounge will redefine nightlife in the San Fernando Valley with its Grand Opening on August 6, 2011 and every Saturday after. For an unforgettable night of music, dancing, and excitement. Lima Lounge is a nightclub for those looking to drink & dance in style.

With 7,500 square feet of entertainment space, Lima Lounge features 2 Dance floors with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, plush furnishings, 2 Bars, VIP areas, and smoking patio.

21 and over guests will enjoy premium cocktails and deluxe bottle service.

Featuring some of the best known DJs in Los Angeles in two separate music environments spinning a fusion of Top 40, Hip-Hop, Trendy House to Reggaeton, Rock en Espanol and Salsa.

he Lima Lounge is conveniently located just off the 101 Fwy at 19540 Ventura Blvd. in the city of Tarzana, CA 91356. (From 101 Fwy, Exit on Tampa Blvd., Go West on Ventura Blvd). For Guest List call Milan Ent. @ 818-322-3441 or visit: www.milanent.com

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Berry Exciting News… 2011 CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL is back! May 21-22!

And we have free tickets to give a way!

First Prize will be a family pack of 4 tickets!  These will be given away on TUESDAY May 10, 2011 via a trivia question on our facebook FAN PAGE! Make sure to LIKE us to have the chance to win! www.facebook.com/theSFVscoop 

Second Prize will be a couples pack - 2 free tickets! This will be given away on Friday May 13, 2011 via a trivia question on our facebook FAN PAGE! Make sure to LIKE us to have the chance to win! www.facebook.com/theSFVscoop 

2011 CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL


Countdown to berry bliss! A delicious destination for family fun, the 28th Annual CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL May 21 and 22, 2011 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard from 10:00a.m. - 6:30p.m celebrates all things berry.  Among the nation’s top outdoor events, the Festival serves up a menu of delectable strawberry delights and amazing foods from 40+ booths, along with concerts on two stages, Strawberryland For Kids with free rides and attractions, gooey contests, 200+ Fine Arts & Crafts booths, the Strawberry Promenade with cooking demonstrations, the Green Scene, and more. Every berry bite is even sweeter with proceeds (now totaling $3.5 million) benefiting 20+ local non-profit organizations. Dig in!

INFO: 1-888-288-9242    www.strawberry-fest.org

LOCATION:

Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard.

Oxnard is located 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. Hop on the FREE park n ride shuttle to omit traffic and get there fast http://Strawberry-fest.org/Plan/shuttle-service-strawberry-express-park-n-ride

Limited parking available on site for $10.

ADMISSION:  

Adults: $12; seniors 62+, active military and dependents with ID card: $8; Youths (5-12): $5, Free for kids 4 and under.  Advance tickets available for purchase on line with no additional fees at http://strawberry-fest.org/Plan/buy-tickets

Get Ready for Citrus Sunday! 5/15!

Save the date for our 6th Annual Citrus Sunday on Sunday, May 15.

This volunteer fruit drive brings tens of thousands of pounds of fresh oranges and grapefruits to Valley families served at food banks. Join Northridge East, Northridge West, Granada Hills North, Granada Hills South, West Hills, Porter Ranch, North Hills West and Chatsworth Neighborhood Councils, as well as other community groups, Fire Stations, houses of worship, schools and hundreds of volunteers for this great event

Sunday, May 15
8:30 am to 1:00 pm 
 
You can help make this year’s Citrus Sunday a record harvest! Participating is easy. 1)  Pick oranges, grapefruits or other citrus fruit (up to three days in advance of Citrus Sunday). 2) Put them in plastic bags and drop them off at participating Fire Stations 
between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 15. Our parter organization, Valley Interfaith Council (VIC) will collect all the fruit and distribute it to struggling families at their food banks in the San Fernando Valley.
  
For a list of participating Fire Stations, and other information on Citrus 
Sunday, visit our website at http://cd12.org call (818) 756-8501. 

Drop off locations: 
Sherwood Coffee House (Northridge South NC). 8622 Balboa Blvd., Northridge. Click here for a map.

Fields Market (West Hills NC). 23221 Saticoy St., West Hills. 
Click here for a map.

Granada Hills Charter High School (Granada Hills South NC). 10535 Zelzah Ave., Granada Hills. 
Click here for a map.

Fire Station 70  (Northridge West NC). 9861 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. 
Click here for a map.

Fire Station 87  (North Hills West NC). 10124 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills.
Click here for a map.

Fire Station 96 (Chatsworth NC). 21800 Marilla St., Chatsworth.
Click here for a map.

Fire Station 18 (Granada Hills North NC). 12050 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills.
Click here for a map.

Temple Ahavat Shalom (Porter Ranch NC & Temple Ahavat Shalom). 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. 
Click here for a map.

Fields Market (West Hills NC). 23221 Saticoy St., West Hills. 
Click here for a map.

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One of my favorite pictures of the San Fernando Valley!
Thank you Cori Wong for this amazing shot!

One of my favorite pictures of the San Fernando Valley!

Thank you Cori Wong for this amazing shot!