Pasadena’s Latino parade: The ‘glorious’ folklorico festival

The warm morning sun highlighted vibrant pops of color on traditional Latinx dress being worn by young people in Pasadena’s Washington Park. PCC’s marching band rehearsed on Prescott Street to warm up their instruments. Members of a youth dance troupe twirled in place. Drivers stood near shiny restored classic low-rider vehicles on nearby North Los Robles Avenue, ready to carry local officials and dignitaries on the route.

Aftershocks: Sorting out the Shakeout in real time

The Great California Shakeout, an annual public preparedness campaign cosponsored by the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA) and state agencies, and backed by the USC-based Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), gave PCC a peek on Thursday, Oct. 17, at what a full-scale evacuation may have to withstand in a real emergency. The Courier chronicled the evacuation and reaction from the R building. Compared to other buildings, its classrooms reach up four stories. On the map, it is also not as close to its nearest designated evacuation …