9 Generations in Los Angeles

LP200 2014

A Brief History
Los Pobladores 200
My Santa Barbara Connection
More on LA
Continuing the Legacy
The City of Angels turns 225
LP200 rides LA float at Rose Parade
Misc Pictures
Cousin Felix - RIP
LP200 2012
LP200 2014
New! 2017 DW News interview on multicultural LA

Keeping it going...

I was so happy to finally have my daughter Alex join us for the annual event. She is older now and has expressed an interest in her heritage, and the festivities and attention paid to LP200 made her proud. We chose not to make the walk from San Gabriel and arrived at the plaza in time for the ceremonial crossing of Alameda street. Terri took pictures and it was the first time the whole family was together celebrating the founding of Los Angeles.

Alex, Anthony and myself are on the right of the banner

Waiting to cross Alameda street from Union Station

Peek-a-boo Alex

Hanging out at the plaza stage for the event is always fun. Tourists come here year-round to visit the adjacent Olvera street where LP200 members and their families normally have lunch at Las Anitas afterwards -- family, fun, and food! I was happy to have been asked by Rose to give a small speech and I spoke about the importance of instilling a sense of heritage in our children in which our diversities are respected and our individual contributions are appreciated for building strong communities.

The three amigos

Photo op with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Papa Leon