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April 30, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
In a salute to Cinco de Mayo, Latino role models will be profiled Sunday at 5 p.m on KCAL-TV Channel 9 in "Progress! The Spirit of Cinco de Mayo!" Guests include Rebuild L.A.'s president and CEO Linda Griego; businessman Gilbert de Cardenas; immigration lawyer Alma Nieto; actor and martial arts expert Fabian Carrillo; the Comedy Compadres; East L.A. accounting firm partner Luis Barajas; and migrant educator Tony Gaitan. Jane Velez-Mitchell is the host.
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May 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Merchants are trying to figure out how to handle rowdy Cinco de Mayo crowds after vandals smashed windows in eight Sebastopol Road storefronts when Wednesday night's celebration got out of hand. Damage was estimated in the thousands of dollars and kept dozens of police and CHP officers and sheriff's deputies busy late into the night. There were no injuries or arrests. Investigators were reviewing security camera videotapes and interviewing witnesses to try to find those responsible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1999 | From Times staff and wire reports
Knott's Berry Farm will pay more than $13,000 by the end of the week to the city of Buena Park to reimburse it for police overtime and other costs incurred during the park's ill-fated Cinco de Mayo promotion. "We've always reimbursed them for costs," park spokesman Bob Ochsner said. "The only difference is that this wasn't planned." Thousands of teens ditched school May 5 to take advantage of Knott's 5-cent admission price. By 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1995 | MIMI KO
Wearing colorful serapes, shaking maracas and waving Mexican flags, 200 students at Richman Elementary School in Fullerton danced, sang and performed a play Wednesday to tell the Cinco de Mayo story. "La batalla de Puebla fue ganada el cinco de Mayo de 1862 (The battle of Puebla was won on May 5, 1862)," 8-year-old Mirella Diaz told an audience at the Fullerton Farmers Market during a play presented by her classmates.
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May 5, 1995 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At UC Irvine, members of a Latino student group will celebrate Cinco de Mayo today by wearing brown armbands. The armbands are somber symbols for a commemoration normally associated with vibrant colors and lively festivities. But the students of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or MEChA, want their message to come across loud and clear.
NEWS
April 25, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
Cinco de Mayo is not just another holiday in Watts, where community leaders are organizing a parade and fiesta to help build bridges between African-Americans and Latinos. Organizers of Saturday's Latino/African-American Watts Cinco de Mayo Celebration, marking the 1862 Mexican victory over French forces, say the event will help residents better understand each other.
NEWS
May 24, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Napoleon Armando Rivera went to Sepulveda Recreation Center on Cinco de Mayo to relax and listen to music. Late that evening, Los Angeles police found his body on a sidewalk next to the park. Nearly three weeks later, detectives have no suspects in the fatal shooting they believe may have occurred during a robbery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1992 | CATHERINE GEWERTZ and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cinco de Mayo celebrations today in Orange County will be far fewer than usual and many will be scattered across the May calendar, a legacy of the violent turmoil in Los Angeles that caused cancellation or postponement of many festivities. In contrast to past years, there were relatively few events scheduled today to celebrate the defeat of the French at the hands of outnumbered Mexican soldiers at Puebla on May 5, 1862.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1999 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Mexicans and others gather this weekend to commemorate the 1862 victory of a ragtag Mexican army over a superior force of French troops, the most unusual refrain to be heard during the celebrating might very well be: "Jeul-guh-eun o wol o il!" That's Korean for "Happy Cinco de Mayo." Among the variety of events scheduled to mark the Mexican holiday is the start today of a unique art exhibit featuring five Latino artists and five Korean-born artists.
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May 2, 1993 | PHUONG LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dressed in traditional costumes of vibrant color, the folklorico dancers swirled around the stage to a lively waltz. Silk ribbons were in their hair. Intricately stitched flowers adorned their skirts. And the audience cheered at the Santa Ana Mariachi Festival on Saturday. "We're passing our culture and tradition to the young ones," said Grace Cabunoc of Santa Ana. The dancing "allows us the opportunity to experience our culture and roots. It's so enriching to be able to share that culture."
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