A Pasadena Latina


Districting, Districting, last call for input on Districting Map

Districting, Districting, last call for input on Districting Map

The PUSD Board and local governments of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre established Districting Task Force that was selected and charged with the task of amending the Charter language. It also was given the responsibility to draw new sub-regional districts with the purpose of electing future School Board Members. After months of meetings and community [...]

artnight Pasadena, 2012

artnight Pasadena, 2012

How lucky are we? To quote artnight – “…a free evening of art, music and entertainment…” brought to you by the Arts and Culture Commission of Pasadena. Enjoy!! It’s all free!!! https://www.facebook.com/artnightpasadena http://www.artnightpasadena.org/

An Homage to the Storytellers and Culturebearers

An Homage to the Storytellers and Culturebearers

In honor of International Women’s Day I share three books that have been meaningful to me that were written by or about women. While attending U.C. Riverside I began to define and to make sense of what I had experienced and felt as a Chicana. Martha P. Cotera’s book “Diosa y Hembra” shares much about [...]

Her Honor, the Mayor

Her Honor, the Mayor

James and I are different. We could be the poster children, well middle-aged cute people, for ying and yang on some items. We are very different about the way we approach tasks. I love Praetorius, he loves Liszt. He loves hikes, I love looking at nature from a small distance. He’s more Bolcom, I’m more [...]

"Our History is Our Strength"

"Our History is Our Strength"

March is Women’s History Month. A good thing in ,and of, itself. As I mentioned yesterday, we hold up half the sky so it seems like a good idea to recognize the contributions and works of women. Their opening paragraph shares that in “…1980, the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) was founded in Santa Rosa, [...]

Local R & R

Local R & R

I love my home in Pasadena. Cute little bungalow that it is, but today James and I went on a micro vacation and spent part of our afternoon in Claremont and Covina. We stopped at Stamp Your Heart Out, Some Crust Bakery, and at Claremont’s Farmers Market. There were a couple of surprises at the [...]

La Santa Cecilia at the Fowler

La Santa Cecilia at the Fowler

On February 4th at UCLA Josh Kun led a musical conversation with “La Santa Cecilia” as a part of the exhibit Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980. The exhibit has been an effort to “uncover, document and reclaim the historical record of art in Southern California”. All told more than 60 cultural institutions participate. [...]

It’s March – It’s Women’s History Month, so I’m making a change

It’s March – It’s Women’s History Month, so I’m making a change

I’m on a bit of a history jag. I’ve been thinking about how bits of history get lost. At times this is done intentionally, but mostly it slips through the cracks. It is the words or actions that aren’t written down. It’s the modesty that is nice to experience in a time that can be [...]

An exceptional day in an exceptional season

An exceptional day in an exceptional season

Well the calla lilies aren’t in bloom but this bush certainly is. The alternating heat and rain has been good for a lot of our plants. Not so cold as to kill, not so dry as to leave deeply parched. When I step out my little cement patio the succulents seem happy. Given my inclination [...]

Los Deportados – a simple lesson

Los Deportados – a simple lesson

So what to do with a history that is forgotten? Shorter answers – listen to a story, share that story, write a story, write a book. Support someone who is teaching history. Incorporate history in the things you do. These three young women were a part of the Harmonies Girls Choir that performed at La [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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