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Food fight at Los Altos High

Original post made on Oct 16, 2007

Hungry Los Altos High School students who prefer the tasty offerings at a catering truck just off campus may have to settle for cafeteria food if school administrators have their way.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 12, 2007, 2:35 PM

Comments (19)

Posted by john, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 16, 2007 at 2:12 pm

i think who ever is [angry] at the taco truck just needs to [removed by Mountain View Voice staff]


Posted by Simon, a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2007 at 10:15 am

One way or another, "It's for the Children," so it must be g00t!


Posted by Barry,mvlahs, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 19, 2007 at 12:30 pm

I changed my mind about how i see the taco truck, its the students right to chose what they eat.


Posted by paris hilton, a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2007 at 2:13 pm

thats hot!


Posted by Susan, a resident of another community
on Oct 29, 2007 at 7:44 pm

Why doesn't the school districct make its food more appealing. Healthy and lousy don't necessarily go together.


Posted by Oatka, a resident of another community
on Oct 30, 2007 at 8:18 am

"No one likes the food in there," said Jenny Montalvo, an eleventh grader. "It's kinda crappy."
Typical government response: instead of improving its food so that the kids will want to eat in the cafeteria, the school district wants to outlaw the competition.

"It works out real good. The kids just like it with all the diversity."
There's one kind of diversity the government schools think is bad.


Posted by RalphiesLittleHelper, a resident of another community
on Oct 30, 2007 at 9:20 am

This is the way of Public Schools. They don't want competition. Be it from Private Schools, a Voucher System, you name it. This may actually be a good thing in the long run. People might finally wake up and see how anti-competitive they are and that it is actually hurting the kids.


Posted by BadKarma, a resident of another community
on Nov 1, 2007 at 12:26 pm

VE HAF VAYS OF FORCINK YOU TO EAT ZE DISGUSTINK, TATSTELESS, "HEALTHY" FOOD, COMRADES!!!!

But it's okay, because it's "for the children." And if 60% of the female children wind up with eating disorders because of all the b.s. anti-obesity propaganda... Well... That's okay too. Just ask Marion Nestle', Kelly Brownell and PETA.


Posted by Brian Mora, a resident of another community
on Nov 1, 2007 at 12:50 pm

A memo to the Los Altos public school board: Don't tell us that you're doing this "for the children" when you know full well you're doing it for the GOVERNMENT. Any school district that interferes with a student's culinary and dietary freedoms is contrary to the basic principles of liberty.
But I guess this is the whole idea, to indoctrinate children with Communist propaganda, in effort to turn the United States into a socialist nation. Parents of Los Altos, WAKE UP! You need to demand that the children be able to exercise their culinary and dietary freedoms as well. Also you need to make the district stop practising political correctness.
It's PAST time to clear out the fringe minority neoliberal deadwood and put some truly fair, truly unbiased, truly objective, pro-business folks on your school board. You need to elect school board members who comport to the needs of the parents and the students, not the draconian dogma of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest or PETA or MoveOn.org or some other left-wing fringe gang that needs to be broken under the RICO Act.
Indeed I would not have such a problem with cafeteria food if it were of better quality. There are a number of local resources with better quality product where Los Altos can obtain food for their schools. But the anti-business non-solutions offered by the Los Altos government school system run contrary to the basic principles of freedom. That attitude will backfire badly on them --- and students and parents alike will rebel.
Do the students a favour and LET THEM EAT WHAT THEY WANT TO EAT. If some hard-working immigrant driving a "taco truck" thinks she can do a better job feeding those kids than the government school can --- LET HER BE and LET HER WORK!


Posted by Mr. Perfect, a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 4, 2007 at 6:39 pm

I despise mexican food myself so if kids want to have a a variety in their lunch meals, so be it. Just dont clomplain later about obesity and clogged arteries!


Posted by Ann, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:02 am

And now the district is shutting down the student cafe: Web Link.

Not sure how this is good for the students.


Posted by Jon Wiener, a resident of another community
on Nov 8, 2007 at 8:50 am

"Culinary and dietary freedoms?"

I don't remember studying those in my constitutional law class. Also, I think you are misusing the word "neoliberal."


Posted by steve, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 8, 2007 at 1:06 pm

jon wiener is a cry baby


Posted by Jon Wiener, a resident of another community
on Nov 10, 2007 at 11:13 am

Am not!


Posted by michelle, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 10, 2007 at 5:53 pm

jon's right (on both counts) -- there is no precedent for the declaration of a culinary or dietary freedom, especially in a public school.


Posted by rich, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:06 pm

jon wiener, SHUT THE F%&K UP!


Posted by john, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:10 pm

you removed part of my comment! YOU MOTHERF%&KERS


Posted by john, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:15 pm

let my say what i wont say! NO CENSORSHIP!


Posted by rich, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:17 pm

you to michelle! SHUT THE..... you know what i mean!


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