A Pasadena Latina


The candidates at the Forum

The candidates at the Forum

There is something in the lighting of the Crawford Family Forum at KPCC that just doesn’t balance the great sound that exists in that auditorium.  They were each very focused on what they were about to say and were animated when they shared their thoughts.   That having been said, here are the candidates for [...]

May graduates

May graduates

The first week of May was filled with events that had to do with Cinco de mayo.  In part because of recent work by Dr. David Hayes-Bautista.  His work, El Cinco de Mayo, An American Tradition, recently published by University of California Press, adresses a question that often comes up every year.  Why is Cinco [...]

Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

Mother’s Day Brunch 2012

At a certain point Mother’s Day changes meaning.  Well, perhaps not for everyone, but it has at the Martinez/Grimes household. Sharing our time with Leia and her favorite past time is a great way to spend a laid back morning.  Yogurt is good for the coat and tasty, too.  Then there is time for portraits [...]

Adios Gaby

Adios Gaby

Last night was the series end for Desperate Housewives.  I became a viewer when it was well into its run.  I wouldn’t say I couldn’t wait for Sunday at 9, but I enjoyed the show most Sundays, with a glass of wine. The husbands and wives of Wisteria Lane had complex marriages; in some ways [...]

Grand, just grand.

Grand, just grand.

There’s a lot of good work that takes place in any town.  People are willing to help each other and often are more than willing to help those who travel in very different circles.  Talents are shared, volunteer hours accrue, and in Pasadena, houses are made ready.   Last week I was volunteering my time [...]

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 [...]

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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