A Pasadena Latina


Quite the family

Quite the family
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I should be working on the formal presentation for my lecture tomorrow, but I am struck by how fascinating the history of the Elliott family is and felt compelled to share this with you. Helen Agnes Brown  – born to a mom who had the woman’s pioneer experience of traveling from one place to the […]

A Latina Lecturing at the Library

A Latina Lecturing at the Library

Getting to view the treasures in an archive is a wonder to me.    Those of us who are history nerds view this as a bit of Nirvana.  Truly.  I find being in an archive both invigorating and soothing. It is place of bliss. Every once in a while I get to share my discoveries […]

PLAC Scholarship Dinner

PLAC Scholarship Dinner

Tonight is the annual Pasadena City College President’s Latino Advisory Committee scholarship dinner.  15 students will be awarded scholarships this evening. Awardees majors include the fields of Chemistry, Liberal Studies, Engineering, Psychology, Biology, Environmental science, Nursing, Physics, and Radio/Television/ Film. The acceptance speeches given by the students are always moving.  There are a few seats […]

Adios, Portwenn

Adios, Portwenn

earlier in Pasadena… late middle-aged woman trips and falls – shatters wrist, surgery scheduled day of surgery4:30 wake up, 5:00 drive to Good Samaritan, 5:30 prompt arrival for pre-op check-in6:30 wheeled to operating room – hi, doc, hi, drape, high ‘bertaback from snooze land“you can take off the tourniquet” arm is like a sausage in […]

It’s Easter at Casa Martínez Grimes

It’s Easter at Casa Martínez Grimes

Easter came to our house via our dear friend Daisy.  Classy and kind soul that she is. The folks from the Pasadena Senior Center sent the get well flower arrangement.   went well with peek a boo eggs as well as the pisanki and pajaro mexicano. Wishing you and yours much love at this time […]

Saran serpent

Saran serpent

Last Friday I tripped and fell on a concrete walkway. Spent the week end thinking my my arm was broken – compression fracture.   Found out Monday – it was my wrist not my arm.   Tomorrow I’ll have surgery to fix the broken bones. This will be a part of my fashion statement for […]

His Students: Escalante’s Living Legacy

His Students: Escalante’s Living Legacy

If you look at the banners that surround PCC you’ll see images of alumni who have gone on to make their mark in the world after having attended the college.  You’ll find images of Jackie Robinson, Dr. Adriana Ocampo, Bob Mackie, Jerry Tarkanian, Betti Mae Scott.   You’ll see many more on the banners and […]

Cruising toward the magic

Cruising toward the magic

Pasadena City College is hosting an exhibit on Jaime Escalante, the math teacher featured in the movie “Stand and Deliver”.  Mr. Escalante was a student at PCC.  There’ll be several activities taking place connected with the exhibit. Tomorrow night, thursday, March 19th, 7:30 p.m. at Creveling Lounge there’ll be a staged reading of “Stand and […]

It’s pi day

It’s pi day

Some of us have taken this more to art than others… Idea, baked goods and photo – Nichole Mihara and Gregory Harrison

ArtNight – Spring 2105

ArtNight – Spring 2105

The worse thing about ArtNight? Don’t know as there is a worse thing. Only lots and lots and lots of choices. Tonight 6-10 p.m. I’m starting the night at Offramp Gallery.   http://www.offrampgallery.com/index.html Robert Kushner, Red Tulip, 2014 “Offramp presents a series of collage works on paper by New York artist Robert Kushner.  Utilizing book […]

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