Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleA banner listed sponsors for San Jacinto’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Photo by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleIn addition to driving foot traffic to downtown business, many street vendors showed up. Photos by Corey Evan/The Valley ChronicleA selection of custom cars parked in downtown San Jacinto for Cinco de Mayo. ■ By Corey Evan / Reporter Some Americans are still unclear why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the United States, particularly in California. To help clarify, the holiday celebrates the Mexican Army’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla, rather than Mexican Independence (which is actually celebrated in Mexico on September 16th). Stateside, we see
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