july 4

Dave Alvin: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’ (video)

by Victor Payan July 4, 2012 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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Pocho Ocho favorite Mexican fireworks

by Lalo Alcaraz July 4, 2012 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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This just in: Apparently I am an ‘obvious American!’ Happy July 4!

by Elise Valderrama July 3, 2012 El Now
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I’ve been trying to make light of the Arizona “show me your papers” law in my stand-up but I don’t think people get it. And I don’t think it’s because I’m a terrible comic (although that’s open to interpretation) but because people in general don’t really grasp what the law implies. As a South American […]

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Happy July 4! How and why to spiral-cut your wiener (50-second video)

by Jefe Boyardee July 3, 2012 Cultura
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Is this one of these videos where you say to yourself, “Some people have way too much time on their hands”? And what kind of man spiral-cuts his wiener and then has nothing to say NOT ONE WORD about bacon and chiles and crema and stuff? Is this 50 seconds of culinary wizardry that will […]

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Happy July 4, fashionistas! May I see your papers, please?

by Yuppie Chicana July 2, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) For fashionistas, this July 4 holiday season is less about parades and barbecues and more about flashing your passport, if you have one. The new patriotic papers fashion flair follows the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the “show me your papers” provisions of SB1070. And now everybody wants those papers. […]

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Captain Pocho vs the Red Skull, wicked witch of the Southwest (toon)

by Gabriel Tellez Jr. June 29, 2012 Cartoons
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Captain Pocho vs the Red Skull (aka Jan Brewer) Just thought I’d draw something for POCHO regarding the SB1070 ruling for this Fourth of July weekend. As a Chicano comic book nerd and artist, this is the best way for me to strike back against the Wicked Witch of the Southwest. Gabriel Tellez Jr. is the vato […]

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

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR June 29, 2012 Cultura
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FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo Wednesday 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 […]

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Pocho Ocho top ways to celebrate this July 4 weekend

by María Purísima June 28, 2012 Cultura
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There’s no holiday more pocho than the Fourth of July. Independence Day has all the elements that make for an awesome celebration: it marks a momentous event in our history plus there’s a barbecue, family, friends and the perfect excuse to play with fire, fireworks and/or firearms. Some of you may already starting to party […]

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