Tamales a big hit at Castroville Arti...

Tamales a big hit at Castroville Artichoke Festival

There are 7 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from May 19, 2008, titled Tamales a big hit at Castroville Artichoke Festival. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Article Last Updated: 05/19/2008 01:28:56 AM PDT Click photo to enlarge Jo-Ellen Ellis of Burlingame shoots photos of the food stalls at the 49th annual Artichoke Festival while wearing an artichoke festooned ...

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#1 May 19, 2008
How nice! The Artichoke Festival has come and gone for another year and absolutely no mention of the people who started Artichokes in California. The Italians started growing Artichokes in Castroville and the surrounding areas.
Evidently the Mexicans lay claim to something else they have no claim to.
Why can't this or any other paper in the area tell the stories like they really are. Tell about how it's not always about the Mexicans and what they did or didn't do, but about a whole "World of Ethnic Backgrounds", that formed this area. I grew up in Salinas and always knew about the Pezzini's, the Totino's, the Zinnani's and others. These immigrants to America started Castroville not the Mexicans. Let's get it right for a change. Show some respect for the people who actually deserve respect.

Los Gatos, CA

#2 May 19, 2008
"... Berta Castillo said in Spanish."

After 20 years in America.

not smart enough to learn English ?
Americo Castillo

Millbrae, CA

#3 May 20, 2008
that's my tia Berta. she rocks!
Americo Castillo

Millbrae, CA

#4 May 20, 2008
where are the italians now? why don't they continue to migrate to castroville? respect is something that needs to be earned and guess what onextinter, you gets none.
as for miss mountain girl, you should stay in the mountains.
None of ur business

Stevinson, CA

#5 May 20, 2008
As far as every educated person knows that this land we call california is Mexico's land. We are not immigrants we are natives to the area such as Castroville C,A. Where the Arichokes are planted by Mexicans, Grown by Mexicans, and picked by Mexicans. We all do respect we have the sole right of distributing these awesome artichokes by the Mexican people. Which cook better than the italians do anyways. Awesome food berta keep it going.
History Teacher

Salinas, CA

#6 May 23, 2008
I'm Italian people like "none of ur business" is what make us Italian look so ignorant! I think the only one that hit the nail is Americo, respect is earned. Just to give you all a bit of a history lesson. Several states in the U.S. belonged to Mexico, including the entire state of California. So the true immigrants that first entered Castroville were the Italians, not the Mexicans. Go back to school Mountain girl and NouB and learn some respect!
History Teacher

Salinas, CA

#7 May 23, 2008
I'm sorry "none of your business" I meant onextinter, not you. You evidently know your history,this was Mexico's land originally, not the Italians'. Some say the indians, well of course, there were Mexican Indians too.

Sorry again NouB.

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