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DINNERS ON A DIME: Atlanta Taquerias

DINNERS ON A DIME: Atlanta Taquerias

ATLANTA, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features the best in local taquerias. Every Tuesday Where U Live chooses four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal for a price that’s economically feasible in today’s economy.

Taqueria del Sol or TDS is known from their tacos, enchiladas, soups and chilies. The restaurant has four metro locations and they’re always pretty packed for the lunch crowd. Around the newsroom, the fish tacos and shrimp corn chowder reign supreme but TDS loyalists tend to be daring and like to try everything, at least, once. The restaurant also has a pretty impressive selection of tequila and beer. Check them out online or at their Westside, Decatur, Cheshire Bridge and Athens location.

Another popular restaurant, Verde Taqueria has been standing in the Brookhaven neighborhood since 2009.

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

Fatal wrecks pile up over holiday weekend

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed on the state's highways during the July 4 holiday period.

GSP says there were 17 deadly accidents from 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Monday.

The patrol says 11 people were killed in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period a year ago.

Willy's offers free burritos to road race participants

Willy's offers free burritos to road race participants

ATLANTA – We know you’re ready to get the party started after your 10K and Willy’s will make it a possibility.

In celebration of America’s Independence Day, Willy’s Mexicana Grill is offering a $4 burrito to race participants who wear their Peachtree Road Race T-shirt.

Guests can wear both past and present race T-shirts.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Ming

ADOPT A PET: Meet Ming

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Ming is a one year old female Hound and Shepard mix and she's available for adoption from the Atlanta Humane Society. Ming came to the Humane Society because her owner couldn’t take care of her, anymore. She is a very active puppy and needs a lot of outdoor play. The Humane Society hopes she finds a home where she can learn new things while being spoiled.

The Youth Empowerment Breakfast (YEB) with Congressman Lewis on July 9th

Dekalb County --  (from the desk of Commissioner Sharon Barnes)  DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton will host the second annual Youth Empowerment Breakfast, Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Downtown Decatur, 130 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, Georgia 30030.  The breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. and event proceeds will benefit the Youth Leadership Academy.  The attire is business.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

Take Marquel's Pledge to stop celebratory gunfire

Take Marquel's Pledge to stop celebratory gunfire

DECATUR, Ga. -- The DeKalb Public Safety Department is reminding residents to remain safe during Fourth of July celebrations and refrain from celebratory gunfire. The department encourages the community to support its efforts to stop the reckless act by signing Marquel's Pledge.

Launched one year ago in June 2010, Marquel's Pledge is a community initiative to raise awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire in DeKalb County and throughout Georgia. DeKalb County developed the initiative after 4-year-old Marquel Peters was struck and killed in church by a stray bullet believed to have been fired by a New Year's Eve reveler. 

This past New Year's Eve, there was a 47 percent decline in the number of celebratory gunfire calls to 911 during.

To sign Marquel's Pledge, visit DeKalb County's website.