The holiday hordes

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An artisan vendor relaxes with a smoke at his stand on the sidewalk.

THE HOLIDAYS over Christmas and New Year’s, and even onto Three Kings Day (January 6) when Latino kids get their gifts, have become a traffic nightmare here.

I don’t like it.

It got worse when a hyperactive mayor decided a few years ago to gussy up the town big-time, and that included a spectacular Christmas display on our sprawling plaza.

Well, what’s to be done about it? For me, nothing. Suffer in semi-silence.

And take a few photos.

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Typical sidewalk scene over the holidays. Shove your way through.
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How do I look? Buy the darn earrings and go back to Guadalajara!