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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July! Alvin is backed in this version by Los Cenzontles, Tex-Mex accordion superstar Flaco Jimenez and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos.

Here’s the original music video, so old it’s in black and white! [Mas…]

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elotessignFIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo tomorrow at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics come from Los Light & Loafers Sparklistas with their presentation Rainbows of Love. Watch out for the confetti and glitter bombs!

Moms: Bring your blankets and sit the kids on the grass at Sotomayor Stadium.

Dads: Do NOT bring your own fireworks like last year.

INK AND DRINK: Two businesses in the El Rancho Pocho Downtown Historical District are getting together for a patriotic combo deal that’s hard to beat.

Get any flag or patriotic tat at Inky Dinky’s House of Pain on Porciuncula Place this week and Inky will slide you a $10 pre-paid bar tab for the Loco Lounge next door.

And guys, if you like thick chicks, you’ll love new tattoo artist Salma’s Fernando Botero-inspired portraits of your true hyna, right over your heart. [Mas…]

Castro defends ‘Blue Rubber Band Man’ as July 4 parade marshall

by Comic Saenz July 4, 2017 El Now
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(PNS reporting from VISALIA, CA) Outgoing Visalia Chamber of Commerce president Adrianna Castro stands behind the selection of her brother, area broccoli farmer and businessman Eddie Reyes, as Grand Marshall for this year’s annual July 4th parade. “Eddie is not only an outstanding, civic-mind citizen,” she told PNS early this morning, “but his blue broccoli rubber […]

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La Cucaracha: Feliz Cuatro de Julio (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 3, 2017 Cartoons
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Dave Alvin (The Blasters): ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 3, 2017 Cultura
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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks. Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July!

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La Cucaracha: Another July 4, another all-American cookout (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 5, 2016 Cartoons
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The Blasters’ Dave Alvin: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 4, 2016 Cultura
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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks. Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July!

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Happy 4th of July! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)

by QUESO QUESEM July 2, 2016 Audio
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Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.  

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POCHO History 101: Signing of the Declaration of Independence (toon)

by Comic Saenz July 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Feliz Cuatro de Julio! Love for Every Juan!

by José Canusí July 3, 2015 Cartoons
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Sostenemos como evidentes por sí mismas dichas verdades: que todos los hombres son creados iguales; que son dotados por su Creador de ciertos derechos inalienables; que entre estos están la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are […]

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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do over July 4 weekend

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR July 3, 2015 Cultura

FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo Friday at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics come from Los Light & Loafers Sparklistas with their presentation Rainbows of Love. Watch out for the confetti and glitter bombs! Moms: Bring your blankets and sit the kids on the grass at Sotomayor Stadium. […]

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Star-Spangled Beaners: Francisco Scott Quiñones, Jose Canusi

by Victor Payan July 3, 2014 Cultura
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For generations, Americans have revered The Star-Spangled Banner as their National Anthem, singing it at baseball games, karaoke nights and Fourth of July celebrations around the country. It may come as a surprise, however, that the song’s author, Francis Scott Key, was actually a Mexican immigrant named Francisco Scott Quiñones and that the song was […]

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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do for July 4th weekend

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR July 3, 2014 Cultura
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FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo Friday at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics come from Zamboni Bros., new to California, with their presentation Hella Hockey Holiday – a tribute to the Estanley Cup World Champions, Los Reyes de Los Angeles. Moms: bring your blankets and sit the […]

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For July 4, try these Pocho Ocho favorite Mexican fireworks

by Lalo Alcaraz July 3, 2014 Cultura
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Used to be you could always celebrate the Fourth of July along the border in the most patriotic way: by detonating illegal Mexican fireworks. Here are some of our favorite dangerous Mexican fireworks from when men were men, and fireworks were weapons grade bundles o’ fun! 8. Guadalajara Guarheads 7. Tijuana TNT 6. La La La […]

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Happy Fourth (Amendment)! Love, Uncle Sam (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 4, 2013 Cartoons
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Feliz Cuatro de Julio from MR. POCHO y Los Pochodores

by Barney Asada July 4, 2013 Cartoons
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Sostenemos como evidentes por sí mismas dichas verdades: que todos los hombres son creados iguales; que son dotados por su Creador de ciertos derechos inalienables; que entre estos están la vida, la libertad y la búsqueda de la felicidad.   We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they […]

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What’s Independence Day all about? Classic @buttronica 2013 video

by Comic Saenz July 4, 2013 Cultura
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Our MiJA Elise Roedenbeck aka Valderrama hits the streets of Miami to find out what your average Floridian knows about July 4, Independence Day. Special appearance by Thomas Jefferson courtesy ThreeFifthsofAPerson.info.us. You can follow Elise on the Twitter, where she is known to her minions as BUTTRONICA.

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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do this July 4

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR July 3, 2013 Cultura
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FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo Thursday at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics are sponsored by the Japanese-Mexican-American-owned Mexikosher in LA’s Pico-Robertson district. The show, America Such A Country, is a tribute to new Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who is Jewish, Mexican AND Italian! Such a […]

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Proud Star-Spangled Beaners: Francisco Scott Quiñones, Jose Canusi

by Victor Payan July 4, 2012 Cultura
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For generations, Americans have revered The Star-Spangled Banner as their National Anthem, singing it at baseball games, karaoke nights and Fourth of July celebrations around the country. It may come as a surprise, however, that the song’s author, Francis Scott Key, was actually a Mexican immigrant named Francisco Scott Quiñones and that the song was […]

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Dear Abuelita: Sexting, white-washed Chicana, July 4 fireworks

by Dear Abuelita July 4, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, What is the deal on “sexting”? Do guys really think a low-res cam-phone photo of their junk will make me swoon with desire? Take me to a gallery opening or a new artisan bakery or something dick-less, por plis. If I judged boys by dick pics, my dance card would be filled with […]

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