The luminarias of Sandalwood Drive in El Centro are shown on Wednesday night, Dec. 23. The luminarias are put out each Dec. 23 and 24, and have been a tradition for decades, some say started by Calexico native Anna Terrazas, who passed away in June. | CAMILO GARCIA JR> PHOTO
The lighting of the luminarias on Sandalwood Drive in El Centro each Dec. 23 and 24 has been a Christmas tradition for decades. It’s been said it was started by Calexico native and former Calexico Chronicle staffer Anna Terrazas, who passed away in June.