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April 29, 2001|LAURIE K. SCHENDEN

* Selma: The Raisin Festival begins May 2 with a five-day carnival and continues with entertainment May 4-6. Lincoln Park, downtown. 3-10 p.m. May 2-3; 3-11 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 5; 1-8 p.m. May 6. Free. (800) 807-3562.

* California City: Desert Tortoise Days, May 4-6, include a parade at 9 a.m. May 5 plus food booths, children's activities, a beer garden and live music. Central Park. 10 a.m.-midnight May 4-5; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6. Free. (760) 373-8676.

* Yucca Valley: Grubstake Days, May 3-6, offers a four-day carnival, a demolition derby and other motor sports and a parade (10 a.m. May 5) at Grubstake Fairgrounds. 4-10 p.m. May 3; 4 p.m.-midnight May 4; noon-midnight May 5; noon-9 p.m. May 6. Free; motor sports $10, $5 ages 12 and under. (760) 365-6323, Internet http://www.yuccavalley.org.

* San Luis Obispo: The Garden Festival 2001, May 5-6, offers garden tours, food, entertainment and children's activities. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, El Chorro Regional Park, California 1. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6. $5; $4 seniors; $1 ages 6-12; (805) 546-3501, http://www.slobg.org.

* San Francisco: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 6 with a parade on Mission Street at 10 a.m. Entertainment follows in Civic Center Plaza from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Festival $5; $2 seniors; free 10 and under. (415) 826-1401, http://www.meca.bigstep.com.

Schenden's e-mail address is Lkschenden@msn.com.

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