A Pasadena Latina


Monday Mornings Dos

Monday Mornings Dos

What a weekend!  Friday we were out and about in the rain – snow on the mountains. photo – James Grimes The rest of the weekend was focused on the house, messing around with weeds and mulch.  Putting palettes in place – ready to be painted.  Lots to do since we don’t have rain on [...]

Sunday morning reads

Sunday morning reads

2013 International Women’s Day

2013 International Women’s Day

Years ago Madison Principal  and Latino Heritage board member, Sandra Macis, established the Cesar Chavez Art and Essay Contest.  It seemed fitting that we would modify the contest to better reflect the work done by Cesar and Dolores by renaming the contest and adding material that was pertinent to her life. Here is a brief [...]

What?

What?

I’m a bit of political wonk.  I don’t like games with strategy as a core component, but the interaction between folks as they make decisions is fascinating to me. Last night I learned some statistics about our local elections.  Most surprising to me is the way absentee voting is increasing.  The stats that were shared [...]

Elections are mostly over and spring is almost here

Elections are mostly over and spring is almost here

Feels like winter is about to move over for spring.    So I thought I’d squeeze in a last cool, cool weather photo before we mess with our clocks and the hours mess with our sleep this weekend.

Were you to ask me.

Were you to ask me.

A year ago people were in a buzz about the of Pasadena Unified School District members being elected by sub-district.  Being on the committee I had a chance to hear from many in the community who took the time to come to the meetings or took the time to write and share their ideas.  As [...]

Read Across America

Read Across America

Last Friday and today I participated in Read Across America.  Theoretically it’s celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2nd.  Schools, libraries and community centers invite readers to come and read to children.   I miss being in the classroom, so for me reading in the classroom on a special day is great fun.  Seeing the [...]

There Goes February

There Goes February

I had planned to finish cleaning and painting the house in February.  Need to get back to hard core research.  Wanted to write about my dear God Daughter and Arturo Bandini. But I was seduced by the Pacific Northwest.   Well, by family in the Pacific Northwest.  Besides, who could deny the invitation to share [...]

Bless Me, Ultima movie, Opening Weekend

Bless Me, Ultima movie, Opening Weekend

I spent the bulk of my writing time yesterday trying to put together a post to let folks know that the literary classic, Bless Me, Ultima, had been made into a movie and this was the weekend it was being released into movie theatres.  I was urging people to GO SEE the MOVIE this weekend, [...]

Sacred places

Sacred places

There are some places where one can go and you can feel surrounded by sacredness.  One of those places for me has been the Southwest Museum.  Traveling north from East LA on the Pasadena Freeway I would see it perched on the hill.  I wondered what it was and what was in the building.  I [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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