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Taco News Roundup ~ June 19th, 2007

10:49 AM PDT on June 19, 2007

No to Drugs, Yes to Tacos

Salinas Moves to Ban Taco Trucks
In yet another misguided broadside against the taco lifestyle, the city of Salinas is considering a proposal to ban all taco trucks within its city limits during the day time. Not only is this decision ridiculous and mean-spirited, it's also un-America. The San Jose Mercury News probably put it best when they wrote in an editorial this week: Deciding when, where and how to eat tacos is a basic American freedom.

Brooklyn Taco Vendors Squeezed
Across the country, our taco loving brothers and sisters of Brooklyn are also facing off valiantly against anti-taco forces. The Brooklyn Paper reports that Latin American food vendors found out last week that the Parks Department wants to sell their vending permits on the open market — which means that the mom and pop vendors could have to compete with deep-pocketed corporations for space that they made desirable in the first place. Taco Bell instead of authentic birria in the park? We say: NEVER.

Hero Dies Defending Taco Stand
A very sad story out of Houston-- local bar owner Resendo Rios died of a gunshot wound to the head after trying to defend a taco stand outside his place of business from armed robbers. The two cowardly murderers fled the scene and have not been caught.

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