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Preparing for the parade

Preparing for the parade

On occasion I need to remind myself that I go to a lot of meetings.  Or more to the point, that there are lots of folks who don’t go to meetings on a regular basis – sometimes it’s hard to remember what the norm might be.  It’s a little like my being short – I [...]

Sense and sensebilidad

Sense and sensebilidad

You may have seen Nilda in the photos of the Pasadena Latino Coalition.  I don’t mind going to committee and group meetinng because I get to meet some fun folks.  Nilda is one of those folks.   We know that we are at the opposite ends of stature and build.  Although it was quite by [...]

What a birthday weekend!

What a birthday weekend!

There are birthdays, and then there are birthdays. This last weekend there were two celebrations that took place. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is now one year old.   Lovely celebration took place Saturday, complete with cake for a thousand, prepared by students of the Manual Arts high School culinary program – an introduction to [...]

The crazy hazy days beginning in May

The crazy hazy days beginning in May

I think I’ve been writing so much because the next couple of weeks will be crazy busy with other things.  Mostly with preparations and presentations.  It’s a lucky life I lead that I am invited to participate in a lot of different venues and do a lot of different things. This work week will be [...]

Tasty bits of history

Tasty bits of history

While at LA Plaza on Sunday, I wandered through the exhibit, and saw this book – Pio Pico’s Spanish/English Conversation Manual - on display.  Seeing items like this excites most historians.  We like, political wonks, have some sort of coding in the DNA that not only allows for this response in what some think a dry [...]

What you’re supposed to be doing

What you’re supposed to be doing

Saturday was a very full day.   It began with a quick visit to Adelante Mujer Latina at PCC.  2,000 young women – with mentors, mothers, and role models learning about or sharing the value of higher education.  It’s the eighteenth year of the conference.  It was brought back from the edge by dedicated work [...]

Fidel B. Vargas, presente

Fidel B. Vargas, presente

As a young Catholic Chicana growing up in the 50s and 60s our family calendar was full; Saturday and Sundays were filled with Baptisms, First Communions, and Confirmations.  Nowadays folks I know don’t seem to have as many kids, and they are as likely as not to get married.  There goes about 3/4 of the [...]

On an almost clear day

On an almost clear day

It seems hard to keep up with the weather.  The past couple of days have had the sort of heat that kills plants that haven’t become established.  As proof at our house there are several alyssum that will never live to seed another day.     It was just a week ago Friday that I [...]

Pasadena Latino Coalition

Pasadena Latino Coalition

It is an interesting thing to note that every third person in Pasadena identifies as a Latina or Latino.  The  range of education, experience, and political party can be as varied as their linguistic ability in either English or Spanish.  There are folks who are members of the Job Center and those who are members [...]

TACO U.S.A. How Mexican Food Conquered America

TACO U.S.A. How Mexican Food Conquered America

To say Gustavo Arellano is an animated speaker is a little like saying the desert can be hot.  This first picture is intentionally blurry because it captures the energy that he displayed Tuesday night at LA Plaza.  It was his first book signing for his new book Taco USA.  And he shared that, even though [...]

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