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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

Five stars for Alerta 3avatar

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I spent Saturday afternoon at the Cinco de Mayo festival on Fresno’s Fulton Mall, interviewing Latino musicians about how they’ve been impacted by the recession. (The story is in this week’s edition of Vida.) My favorite group – based on both their performance and the artists’ personalities – was Alerta 3, a trio of young [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

May 5th, 2009 at 9:04 am

The Pageantry of Dinuba’s studentsavatar

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Xenia Pérez will reign as Queen and Andrea Nava will be the Princess in Dinuba’s Cinco de Mayo parade this Saturday at 10 a.m.. The pair won the city’s famed Dinuba Pageant last Friday at Dinuba High School. The Dinuba Pageant is the contest where the city’s Cinco de Mayo Queen and Princess is chosen. [...]

Written by Daniel Cásarez

April 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

VIDEO: Chris Schneider wishes Vida readers a happy Cinco de Mayoavatar

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, this week’s edition of Vida features non-Latinos who are dedicated to working with the Valley’s Latino community. The Fresno-area story features Chris Schneider, the executive director of Central California Legal Services, a non-profit law firm that provides free legal aid to low-income individuals. Check out the story to learn [...]

Written by Rebecca Plevin

April 28th, 2009 at 9:37 am

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