The bad news is, your elected officials are working to change that.
According to the L.A. Times -- is it just me, or are they on a roll today? -- "Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, who is spearheading the campaign to ban trans fat, said she was supporting efforts by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton) to pass legislation that would allow cities and counties some jurisdiction."
Also, while we're on the subject of insanity in Sacramento, here's a story from the Washington Post showing how spanking can lead immediately to violence -- especially if a mother-in-law criticizes a son-in-law for spanking. Grandma got tasered.