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Cinco de Mayo in East Palo Alto
by Eye on EPA
Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM
The 25th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in East Palo Alto featured food, flags and fun.
Lay-M-Low displayed some of their cars and a court of Queen and Princesses lined the stage in formal wear. Jorge Prado, mariachis, and the Raging Grannies led the crowd with songs they wrote for immigrant rights and a rousing round of De Colores.

To the tune of *Yellow Rose of Texas* this song garnered great applause:

Every human being must be legal in our land
And live with rights and dignity for that we take a stand
Arizona's very BAD
It's new law we abhor
We're tired of these racist laws
We're shouting out "NO MORE"!
§Food and flags
by Rosalie Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM

§Strolling in a fabulous dress
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§Cute baby
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§Raging Grannies get ready to join the mariachis on stage
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§Enjoying stage entertainment
by Rosalie Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM

§Queen
by Rosalie Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM

§Three of the princesses
by Rosalie Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM

§Lay-M-Low
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§Lay-M-Low Insignia
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§Lay-M-Low Car Club
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§Lay-M-Low with flag
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§Lay-M-Low shirt
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§whole mango on a stick
by Rosalie Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM

§Sopes
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§horchata and more
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§Juana Briones display
by Rosalie Sunday May 2nd, 2010 5:03 PM

These two work tirelessly to save the Juana Briones House, that is threatened with demolition. One of Jorge Prado's mariachis spoke from the stage about the heritage that will be lost if the house is destroyed, the Raging Grannies sang a song called "Juana Briones--What an Awesome Gal" to the tune of *La Cucaracha*, and many people visited the booth to learn more.

The Raging Grannies shared a booth with the Juana Briones house preservation group. Many people wanted to learn more about both. Welcome to the Grannies Norma and friend! Bienvenidas!

The Grannies learned more about this E. Palo Alto after school program at Willows School.