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Taco News Roundup ~ June 19th, 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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