A Pasadena Latina


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 [...]

I am all by myself

I am all by myself

I thought about rescanning this photo.  But after staring at it for a while I found it too poetic to do so.  There is something about the fact that the image is partially hidden.   I thought about this and about the history of Garfield Elementary School here in Pasadena.  It’s one thing to know [...]

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

As the Century rolled out, a reweaving began

These three images show the transition that was taking place within the Mexican and Mexican American community at the turn of the 20th century in Pasadena. For those born in the 19th century there was a clear division between males and females. But dignity and modesty were a couple of values that were expressed by [...]

Hoping for an attack of seasonal inspiration and wisdom

Hoping for an attack of seasonal inspiration and wisdom

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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