Mayor Miguel Pulido meets with downtown merchants to plan Cinco de Mayo event

Picture Courtesy of the Miniondas Newspaper

Santa Ana dentist Dr. Art Lomeli was one of several downtown Santa Ana merchants who met with Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido and Santa Ana City Manager Dave Ream to plan this year’s Cinco de Mayo festivities, according to the Miniondas newspaper.

This had to be an awkward experience for Lomeli, who is actively campaigning to oust Pulido and replace him with local attorney Alfredo Amezcua.  Another merchant who was at the meeting, Sam Romero, is also part of Amezcua’s “SACrED” organization.

This year’s Santa Ana Cinco de Mayo festivities will start on Saturday, May 1, and continue on May 2.

So why is Cinco de Mayo important both to Mexicans and to Americans?  Here is a great summation of the history of Cinco de Mayo:

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