1970 Coachella (CA) riots (Mexican Americans)

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1970 Coachella (CA) riots (Mexican Americans) - 2r5an Mateo fit HimtG Monday, April 6, 1970...
2r5an Mateo fit HimtG Monday, April 6, 1970 Mexican - American Riot In Coachella COACHELLA (AP) - Young persons set fire to the mayor's home, hurled rocks and botJes at downtown buildings, rushed the police station, and injured several persons including the city manager Sunday night, authorities authorities said. Police ChieE Les O'Neil said a force of about 100 officers, most summoned from surrounding surrounding areas, used tear gas to disperse disperse the some 500 youths into small groups. The disturbance occurred after a few members of the Brown Berets, a Mexican - Am - Ttje Times is the orficial - ntwspjper oT the City of San Mateo and of the Gdunly of San Mateo. '. Owned and Published Daily Except Sunday by AM PHLETT PRINTING COMPANY 1080 So. Bayshore Blvd. San Mateo, California J: Hart Clinton President & Publisher Walter A. Jack . . . Vice President Jsnet E. Amphlett ....... Treasurer 5ereiary Anne Brubaier Harold A. Schlotthauer .Gen. Mgr. la. l. urar.or Asst. ue - n, Mgr. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By Carrier - . . - J2.50 jjer month By Mail, Payable Quarterly .in Advance S3.Q0 per mon - th By Carrier :Anrual in Advance . . $30 per year - oy Man, - Annual in Advance S3S per y3i Second Class Postage OFFICE HOURS iOO ajm..5;30 p.m. daily except - Saturday. 9:00 a.m. - l:00 p.m. Saturday, (San Mateo and Daly City offices only.) MEMBER The Associated Press, the United Press International, Audit Bureau of Circulations, ard Bureau of Advertising. AN PA. NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE California Newspaper Markets, Inc. 1450 Crispin Avenue ... Burlingame, California 9010 erican organization, jumped on a bandstand during a dance and urged ac;ion. O'Neil said Coachella, in the heart o: Southern California's desert agricultural agricultural area, has about 9,00( residents, 85 per cent o; Lhsm Mexican - Americans. The police force is 11 strong O'Neil said Mayor Nick A delncus, his wife and '.wo of his children were at home when the lire was started, but the city fire department reported the blaze' was broujjb: quickly under control. O Neil said dam age to the house was "exten sive." O'Neil said City Manager John Be;kman was injured hy a blow on tnc wrist w.'lh li - inch - bng steel bolt when he was caught outside the police art of the group "Quite a :ew of the crowd stormed our station," O'Neil said. He added rocks and bot tles were hurled at the building! but did littie damage because ot sun shades over windows. Officers said persons in - the crowd also broke wondows in downtown stores a school, over turned trash cans and spread their contents, damaged two po lice cars and destroyed another by overturning and burning Police said some officers were struck by - projectiles, but none was seriously injured O'Neil said just one hour be fore the dance, sponsored by a local . Mexican - American group, started a rally by Cesar Chavez s United Farmworkers' Organizing Committee, AFL - CIO, had broken up. - O'Nei! said the "very orderly" rally was to celebrate the signing of union, contract with a major table table grape grower in the Coach ella Valley One of the Brown Beret mem bers was arrested by police dur ing the dance, O'Neil said, and arresting officers had to use chemical mace to get throug! the crowd. Later another member wa arrested, but neither was im mediately identified

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  1. The Times,
  2. 06 Apr 1970, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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