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DATELINE GLENOAKS PARK, GLENDALE, CA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018:

Gracie Pinzón de Hernández writes on Facebook:

I thought I would share this with you guys… this woman almost got away with robbing us from the joy of celebrating 4 years of life for our little one. We planned and saved to give him the kind of party we never had. My husband and I thought we would never be parents so birthdays are a big deal. I almost didn’t post this but decided that I needed to. [Mas…]


When your kid really really really wants a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party, a good mom — La Madre Buena — knows what to do.

stellawideStella la perra that is…. [Mas…]

washobama2Remember the time this 2008 toon somehow turned into a 2009 cover illustration for The New Yorker? [Mas…]


Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This raw footage comes from RU.TV, the Berlin-based Russian-owned TV network.

Here’s their shot log, including translations:
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Ritchie Valens birthday tribute: Cutty Flam does ‘Donna’ (video)

by Andalé Mono May 13, 2014 Cultura
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Ritchie Valens, 1950s Pacoima pocho teenage idol, would have been 73 years old today, except for that day the music died. Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, made this video tribute, performing Ritchie’s hit Donna. It’s one of a series of Valens tribute videos, as EddieG explains:

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Mijo, these Tenis are nice, pero solamante uso Botas

by Apá January 24, 2014 Cultura
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Dear Mijo: Muchas gracias for the regalos de mi Cumple! I thought the libros were great. Is this the book about that show on HBO con los lobos? We don’t watch HBO much porque tu Mom sees her Novelas y esa muchacha Rachel Maddow. Se enoja after watching her program. Va hacer volunteer con la […]

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Happy Birthday to cartoonist Sergio Aragones

by Lalo Alcaraz September 6, 2013 Cartoons
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It’s Sergio Aragones birthday! He is the world’s fastest and funniest cartoonist, and a really nice guy! I am proud to say this most macho and mustachioed Spaniard (and honorary Mexican) is a colleague and friend I first met in cartoonist circles, and of course see at San Diego ComicCon, where he is lauded as […]

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It’s Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and Google threw a Doodle party

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2013 El Now
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Late Saturday night, as I searched for some historical images for a new history book I’m illustrating, I saw that Google had finally honored farm labor icon Cesar Chavez with their “Google Doodle.” My first thought (and tweet) was, “Brace yourselves for anti-Mexican, anti-immigrant, anti-Cesar Chavez racist hate from internet Christians on their Holy Day.”  […]

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Google releases alternate Easter Doodle to honor Jesus (toon)

by Lucida Grandé April 1, 2013 Cartoons
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Reagan Library releases rare video to mark Gipper’s 102nd birthday

by Malcolm Mex February 6, 2013 El Now
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The Ronald Reagan Library celebrated the 40th president’s 102nd birthday today by releasing this never-before-seen archival footage of Reagan in action during the height of the 1986 Iran-Contra Scandal. Revered by neo-cons, ex-cons and decepticons as a doting old Weeble, Reagan is considered by many as the ultimate con. The Gipper’s birthday is celebrated in […]

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Pocho Ocho ways birthday girl Frida Kahlo has influenced our lives

by María Purísima July 6, 2012 Cultura
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Those eyebrows, that hair, those monkeys. Happy birthday Frida Kahlo! We celebrate your awesome influence on our pocho lives by listing the top eight ways you’ve influenced us. 8. Made us think we, too, could be an artist. After all, she painted her own reality, right? 7. Inspired us to stop plucking your eyebrows. Or maybe you […]

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Mexclusive: ‘Google Doodle’ honors Frida Kahlo’s 105th birthday!

by Rigo Deveras July 6, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SILICON VALLEY) In honor of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s 105th birthday Friday, Google is featuring a special Google Doodle commemorating her contributions to international art. Born on July 6, 1907, Kahlo was a surrealist painter and smoker who is best known for her brilliant self-portraits, her tragic life and her stormy relationships […]

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Happy birthday to Morrissey, the moody Brit who stole Latino hearts

by La Chata May 22, 2012 Cultura
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Happy fifty-third birthday, Steven Patrick Morrissey! You would might think he was dead, with all the tribute bands and karaoke nights and even a whole convention in his honor. The real fans, of course, will be at an actual concert, like tonight’s show in San Diego, where the venue will be filled with lonely misfits […]

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Happy Birthday, Chespirito!

by Lalo Alcaraz February 21, 2012 Cultura
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POCHO wishes Roberto Gomez Bolaños — AKA “Chespirito” — a happy 83rd birthday. Chespirito (Little Shakespeare) is Mexico’s most-beloved children’s comic, humorist and performer, creator of the iconic television shows El Chavo and El Chapulin Colorado. El Chapulin is famously the inspiration for the Simpson’s “Bumblebee Man.” I was fortunate to have met Bolaños and his […]

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