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Taco Lifestyle Under Attack ~ Los Altos

3:24 PM PDT on October 22, 2007


DATELINE LOS ALTOS, CA: Our neighbors to the north, probably noticing a surge in the taco lifestyle among the youth, are trying to ban a popular taco truck which stops outside Los Altos High. Harking back to the 'red scare' of the 1950's, the city fathers and school administration seemingly fear the taco lifestyle and everything it stands for-- independent thinking, total breakdown in race/class divisions, appreciation of world cuisine, and convenient, portable food. Call it the "red sauce scare" of 2007. Attempts to ban or overly-regulate taco vendors, from Salinas to Brooklyn to New Orleans and even in our own city have now reached society's least-deserving victims-- hungry high school kids. It's being done under the phony mantle of "health" when we all know that the average taco truck has more healthy food then a typical public school lunchroom. Fear of a taco planet is perhaps normal, but it will take a nation of millions to hold us back.

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