Trust the Torch!

Independent photos by Ken Farver | In La Placita’s kitchen, owner Edgardo Urbina (left), his brother Ricardo Urbina, and Martha Carranza work the lunch shift. Because of the difficulty of finding cooks, the Urbina brothers are doing the cooking. Edgardo Urbina said a couple of jobseekers asked to be paid in cash so that they could continue collecting unemployment. “No, I’m not going to do that,” he told them.
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