Posts Tagged ‘cinco de mayo’
Cinco de Mayo draws large crowd, celebrates Richmond’s unique Mexican culture
Grey skies didn’t put a damper on this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Trumpets blared, people danced, elote locos were wolfed downed by everyone and Dora the Explorer even made an appearance. For more of the happenings, check out the video.Read More
Richmond hears El Grito de Dolores loud and clear
The Mexican flag, carried carefully without touching the floor, dwarfed Marco Negrete, a diplomatic attaché from the Mexican Consulate General in San Francisco, as he carried it onto the stage in Richmond’s Restaurante la Revolución. From the stage, Negrete stood before the band’s instruments, and gazed out at hundreds of people who had gathered from…Read More
Richmond leaders reflect on Cinco de Mayo beatings in 2002
The Cinco de Mayo celebration on the 23rd Street corridor has become one of Richmond’s grandest events But it wasn’t always that way. Ten years ago, the street and the holiday became synonymous with an incident that would become a turning point in the city’s history, ushering in a new generation of political leaders and…Read More
Weekends in Richmond: Cinco de Mayo on 23rd Street
Thousands packed the 23rd Street commercial district on Sunday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Richmond teamed up with the city of San Pablo for two days of festivities.Read More
Richmond 2011: Images of a time and place
It was a year of indelible images in Richmond, and we were privileged to be behind the camera lens to capture a few of them.
Winnowing down the thousands of images we gathered in Richmond’s streets, parks, boardrooms, shores, restaurant halls and other spots was no easy task, and the results are no doubt imperfect. Undaunted, we present to you a handful of the images that hit us hardest, with some candid reflections from the photographers who captured them.
Thousands celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Richmond
The one mile long stretch of the 23rd Street in Richmond was filled to capacity with people who took part in the 5th annual Cinco the Mayo street festival on Sunday, which was organized by the 23rd Street Merchants Association.Read More