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Collected Item: “Basilico’s Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach”

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Basilico’s Pasta e Vino in Huntington Beach

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text story

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After submitting a restaurant's sign promoting their anti-vax stance I was curious as to whether or not they were still in business. It turns out this restaurant has made quite a buzz in California. They unapologetically promote misinformation and publically prefer their customers to be unvaccinated but happily took thousands in PPP funds. They have spent money on controversial billboards and are not at risk of losing their liquor license. I'm so interested to see where else this story goes. The last sentence of this article sums up the ignorance of the restaurant owner - “Our stand is for all Americans,” wrote Roman. “They can thank us later.”

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restaurant, Huntington Beach, California, ignorant, PPP, controversial, anti-mask, unvaccinated, vaccine, freedom, government, ASU

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ANNE VALDESPINO, The Orange County Register

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