Many Mobile Food Vendors Operating Without Proper Permits

Local restaurant owners are concerned over mobile food vendors setting up shop near their businesses and stealing customers away. It's a problem Kern County Health Officials say continues to grow.

The list of complaints is getting long, but with limited resources it’s sometimes hard to catch mobile food vendors who often have expired or no permits to serve food to the public.

Six years ago, Acucena Cilino decided to start her own business and with paying for insurance and taxes, food and all the permits