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“Taco Resistance” ~ Los Angeles

8:40 AM PDT on May 15, 2008


To the strains of psychic and spoken shouts of "sell-out," today local supervisor Gloria Molina launches L.A.'s stormtroopers on loncheras/mobile Mexican restaurants, attempting to put a serious dent in our Southern Californian culture. This attempt to deny healthy marketplace competition and consumer choice of product and price seems damned un-U.S. American to me! That this legislation has politically racist overtones screaming out of it is another component that appears out of step with the true popular opinion of our city. Don't touch our tacos! A few ideas to join the fight back:

    • Yesterday the L.A. Times mentioned a swelling "taco resistance." Get behind it! Make sure you've signed the petition at
    • Moderated by C. Thi Nguyen, Chow Digest Editor at, Remember the Taco Truck! at Zocalo~ Los Angeles Theater Center on Thursday, May 22nd  @ 7:30PM, hosting "a panel of writers, thinkers, and activists (including Jonathan Gold, Barry Glassner, and Chris Rutherford of discussing the joys of taco trucks, their place in Los Angeles culture, and the politics behind the new regulations."
    • Support your favorite independent restaurants, be they taco truck, taco restaurant, or another--whoever has the best food and price should have a right to compete for our taste buds and dollars.
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