A Pasadena Latina


Día de los muertos, 2013

Día de los muertos, 2013

This is the first time in years that we’ve not have an ofrenda for Dia de los muertos at our house.   We have all the elements, but I think I’m still recovering from the last 15 years.  Well, that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. So the marigolds will have to just be [...]

Halloween Traditions

Halloween Traditions

Lots of blogs to read that will give background on Halloween.   As a child I think I only Trick or Treated once.  Don’t know why, just the way it was.  It all seemed a bit odd to me.  In some ways it still does.   Mind you I love an excuse for going all [...]

A Day of Light Bliss and Cheap Thrills

A Day of Light Bliss and Cheap Thrills

I’ve often told James that he’s a lucky man because I’m such a cheap date.   Not self-deprecating – just calling it as it is.  Sometimes it takes so little to give me a thrill. Case in hand – I made the last golf cart shuttle to the far parking lot at Brookside after spending [...]

Kinda post-Parade

Kinda post-Parade

Images by Rachel Young of Pasadena Now.  Link below. When you are given lemons you make lemonade.  When Five of your Seven vintage cars break down, you pile officials, dignitaries, and board members on to a beautifully green 1939 truck.  Thanks to Scott, for again providing us with his truck and the sweet company of [...]

Hasta luego

Hasta luego

This month has been a whirlwind of events surrounded by events preparing for the events.  Meetings and meetings with community members, with City of Pasadena staff members, district staff members, and students.  There have been countless- well, they could be counted, but I’m not going to count them – emails, phone calls and lists.  Some [...]

It is at this point

It is at this point

I love history.  There, I’ve said it.  As if you didn’t know. Only days before the 2013 Latino Heritage Parade & jamaica.   In my most logical parts of my mind I’m focused on how to share a fuller, different historical picture. So that this map of 1930 Pasadena is re-seen through a different filter…  [...]

Cultural Investigation and Support

Cultural Investigation and Support

It’s Art Night and I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to get out of the house tonight.   But I know that I will be out of the house tomorrow!  I’ll be getting things ready for a workshop with students from the Puente program and the Unidos Club – both at Marshall [...]

Before and afterish

Before and afterish

OR: Before I get back to work..  Before the flowers Before the water The feline demand before the accommodating dog niblets. After can be bliss.

Finger lickin’ simple

Finger lickin’ simple

This year there will be 1,000 people in our Latino Heritage Parade.  Being this large there is a need to raise funds for our volunteer run event.  The City of Pasadena is helping us more and more, but there are still lots of permits and rentals to be paid.   We ask friends and acquaintances [...]

Sort of from a kind of enchanted afternoon in the producer’s office

Sort of from a kind of enchanted afternoon in the producer’s office

I work long hours and most of the work is done on a volunteer basis.  In fact most folks with whom I regularly interact only know me from my volunteer work.  I’ve been fortunate to do so. But I really have held paying jobs.  REALLY, I have.   I’ve made mention of my working as [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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