Cinco De Mayo
A federal appeals court won’t reconsider a ruling that upholds a Morgan Hill high school’s decision to order students to turn American flag T-shirts inside out.
Bay Area residents and visitors who may be celebrating Cinco de Mayo by drinking alcohol are being offered free rides home to prevent drunk driving in the region.
As Cinco de Mayo celebrations become institutionalized into a beer and tequila drinking holiday on the level of St. Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of reminders to people to avoid racially-insensitive costumes and imagery while indulging in Mexican fare.
About two dozen Tea Party activists showed up early carrying flags Monday morning to protest a recent federal court ruling in support of a school ban on wearing the American flag.
A Morgan Hill high school has constructed a fence to block protesters from disrupting classes on Cinco de Mayo, after plans were announced by a Tea Party group to protest the school’s 2010 decision to send students home for wearing the American flag on the Spanish holiday.
There is concern over a scheduled U.S. flag rally organized by a patriot group this Monday on Cinco De Mayo in front of Live Oak High School—the same school that caught national media attention in 2010 when some students were sent to home for wearing t-shirts depicting the flag.
Officials at a Morgan Hill high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican independence celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Unpleasant verbal exchanges and altercations marked the previous year’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Live Oak High School. So when students told administrators that trouble was a possibility because of the American flag attire, the students were ordered to turn their shirts inside out or go home.
San Jose police are crediting a patrol strategy in East San Jose and downtown for a decline in arrests during Cince de Mayo festivities.
Extra police will be on hand for the thousands expected to gather downtown this weekend for Cinco de Mayo festivities, San Jose police said Friday.