On Behalf of the Defense
December 14, 2009, 11:27 pm
Filed under: Chicano, L.A., Latinos, Los Angeles, Photos | Tags: , , , ,

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, news came of Alice McGrath’s passing.  Luis Valdez dramatized her work as an activist in the Sleepy Lagoon defense in his play Zoot Suit. Her L.A. Times obiturary is here.

Information on the photo from Calisphere below:

Title: Alice Greenfield McGrath, portrait, Alice Greenfield McGrath, back in the Bradbury building, where her work on Sleepy Lagoon defense began

Creator/Contributor: Los Angeles Times (Firm), Publisher; Barnard, Tony, Photographer

Date: May 2, 1978

Contributing Institution: Dept of Special Collections/UCLA Library, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, 405 Hilgard Ave, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575


Snow Day
March 2, 2009, 3:03 pm
Filed under: editorial meta-blogging, Photos | Tags: , ,


Greenough Street Snowfall

Today’s a much-needed (and appreciated) snow day, thanks to the winter storm that left a foot of snow in the Boston area over the late night and morning.  Trudging along in windy squalls, avoiding foot-high snow banks, and hitting the trains and buses for an hour and change on five hours of sleep just seemed cruel and unpleasant.  

The snowblowers, plough trucks, and shovels are hard at work outside as this entry is being written.

Posting has been a little slow, and will likely be so for a couple of months.  Your dedicated tirado/thrown staff of one is working on some academic research and writing in preparation for a grad school admissions bid.  Fret not, however.  Some posts are in the works.

Image: From the last snowstorm that hit Boston, February 18, 2009.  Greenough Street, Jamiaca Plain, MA. Taken by tirado/thrown.