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East Los Angeles

(Encyclopedia) East Los Angeles, uninc. city (1990 pop. 126,379), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a residential suburb of Los Angeles, in an industrial area. It has a large Mexican-American population.…

Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe

(Encyclopedia) Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe, 1807–90, Mexican-American political and military leader, b. Monterey, Calif. He entered the Mexican military in 1824 and was appointed to the territorial…

Cinco de Mayo

(Encyclopedia) Cinco de Mayo, May 5, the anniversary of Mexico's victory over France in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla, in which Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza's small, ill-equipped Mexican forces…

Santa Ana

(Encyclopedia) Santa Ana săn´tə ăn´ə, city (1990 pop. 293,742), seat of Orange co., S Calif., in the fertile Santa Ana valley; inc. 1886. It began as a farm trade and processing center for the…

Chula Vista

(Encyclopedia) Chula Vista cho͞o´lə, city (1990 pop. 135,163), San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1911. A port of entry, the city lies in an area of citrus fruit- and vegetable-growing,…

ethnic studies

(Encyclopedia) ethnic studies, in American education, programs offering courses in the history and culture of minority groups. Ethnic studies arose as a result of the black protest movement of the…

palomino horse

(Encyclopedia) palomino horse, American light horse that, contrary to popular opinion, is not a breed but a color type. The palomino is a characteristic golden, creamy tan, with an almost white mane…

Candela, Felix

(Encyclopedia) Candela, Felix (Félix Candela Outeriño)fā´lēks kändā´lä, 1910–97, Mexican-American architect, b. Madrid. Candela studied in Madrid but was forced to flee Spain after his participation…