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Fourth of July in Selma is one Big Partyavatar

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Selma residents open their homes as they host several block parties over the Fourth of July weekend. The city’s “official” celebration took place on July 3 at Selma High School’s Staley Stadium, where live music preceded a 35-minute fireworks show just after sunset. For the official get-together, many Selmans have an annual routine. For example, several families set up camp at Jackson Elementary School, just [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

July 7th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Lots of praise and thanks at UC Merced’s Graduationsavatar

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First lady of the United States Michelle Obama and the First lady of the United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta were the keynote speakers at the University of California, Merced’s Commencement Celebration and Latino Graduation Ceremony, respectively, last Saturday.   Huerta, a key player in the founding of the United Farm Workers Union, congratulated about 50 students [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

May 18th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

The 10-Gallon Sombrero is full of sentiment at FCC’s Cinco de Mayo Celebrationavatar

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  Toni Martínez is not anti-anything, really. The 20-year-old architectural drafting student with family in Oaxaca, México, may just be a little flustered over the bended meaning of Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.. “It’s not a big holiday at all in México. It’s more common here than in México,” Martínez said at the Fresno City College’s Annual Cinco [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

May 6th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

My Cinco de Mayo experience: From Dinuba, Clovis and Fresnoavatar

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To see more photos of each of these events, visit the galleries. Go to Adentro/Inside then Galleries.   Sure Cinco de Mayo is a commercialized, highly-publicized event in the United States, much more so than in México, for the conglomerates to make some bucks. But it’s still a lot of fun. Dinuba’s Cinco de Mayo Parade may only [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

May 6th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Selma’s Raisin Festival-slash-Cinco de Mayo is picturesqueavatar

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Check out the photo gallery of this event too. Go to galleries, Raisin Festival or Cinco de Mayo – Selma. Cinco de Mayo was celebrated the best way it could in Selma. Lincoln Park is the site of Selma’s Raisin Festival which culminated last Sunday (May 3) with the Cinco de Mayo Celebration. There’s at least [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

May 6th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

La Danzaavatar

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La Danza, a great tradition that takes place in my dad’s birthplace, La Ceja, Zacatecas, Mexico has been celebrated in Earlimart,  California for many years now thanks to my unlce and many people who have helped him organize it. I was very proud to be able to share this with the readers of Vida en el [...]

Written by Irene Rodriguez

May 6th, 2009 at 3:04 pm