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Streetwise: Cinco de Mayo memories

Original post made on May 3, 2013

Drinking, dancing, food, family and friends are all hallmarks of Cinco de Mayo -- also known as El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla -- a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. This week, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton asked bartenders at various Danville bars ==B What's your most memorable Cinco de Mayo?==

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Posted by Lydia Tanterro
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

My memory is of subbing at Kennedy Middle in Redwood City on Cinco de Mayo. Mexican children ran around with their flags. They taunted other ethnic groups who were never given a day of celebration of their own. Not wise. At lunch, as emotions rose, some Tongan students grabbed the Mexican bandera and urinated on it. Fights ensued. Poor planning by a ridiculous administration mouthing diversity yet celebrating only one group was the cause. I heard they canceled Cinco the following year.

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Posted by Brian Martin
a resident of Walnut Creek
on May 3, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Not surprised! It also happens at Watsonville, the US flag is flown upside down at schools. In the strawberry fields I have witnessed the US flag flying under that of Mexico.