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A WASH, A RIB AND A TRUCK ... For many Palo Altans, a car wash and a rack of ribs go together. Blame that combo on Harold Willis. He's the one who carved out a corner at Lozano's Car Wash, 2690 El Camino Real, Mountain View, 14 years ago where he set up his smoker and his barbecue grill. It's a unique location — an area where Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View all come together. Now Willis is taking his operation to the next level. He's getting into the food-truck business and ramping up his catering business. In addition to serving customers at Lozano's, Willis will be dishing out his ribs, sausage, chicken and hot dogs from a 1961 vintage fire truck, originally used by a fire department in Oregon. "I cleaned it up, I got it painted, I redesigned it. It's now got a full-blown kitchen. I'm calling it Harold's Original Doggie Diner, and I'll be traveling up and down the streets of Palo Alto and Mountain View," he said. The food truck is scheduled to take to the roads on Aug. 15.

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