A few very special events . . .
The theme of the 2019 LA County Fair was "The Fair Goes Pop" and featured carnival rides, animals, art, music, food, The Farm, and a concert line-up of varied and well know artists with their best-known songs! The opportunities to take pictures were endless - daytime, afternoon or evening there was always something to see, do and photograph!
Deana Martin was welcomed back to Herb Albert's Vibrato Grill & Jazz Club again in July 2019. She performed three sold out nights sharing her talents and stories of her father with the audience made up of celebrities, friends, and family.
Deana Martin! Performed in March at Herb Albert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz Club in Bel Air, CA. Deana put on two stunning performances with some of the best loved songs of the 50’s and 60’s. The club was sold out both nights and she held everyone’s attention throughout. During the performance she shared numerous stories about life growing up with her dad, Dean Martin, and his “pallies” known as the Rat Pack. Deana has several CD’s, vinyl records, and a book titled “Memories Are Made of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter’s Eyes.” Deana will return to the Vibrato July 23, 24 and 25.
The 14th Annual Music for the Missions, sponsored by the Comboni Missionaries, was held on May 5 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in Covina, CA. The church was near capacity for the event and was very well received by both new and returning audience members. Songs were accompanied by extremely talented artist and a choreographed slideshow.
Proceeds from the concert benefit street children in Kampala, Uganda and Lima, Peru.
Special thank you to Steve Workman for his contributions to this gallery.
The 2018 Modern Pentathlon World Cup features five sports: swimming, horsemanship, running, shooting and fencing.
For the second year the five day event will be held at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA. March 26 - 30
The Comboni Missionary 13th annual Music For The Missions was held May 6, 2017 in Covina. Donations funded four mission projects in three countries: two projects in Uganda, one in Zambia and one in Guatemala. Alex Lagman Music Director, Sal Maliki, Edna Monique, Vivian Tang and Florella Castro were part of the all-star cast that night.
The American Red Cross provides first aid services for the Tournament of Roses under the supervision of the Pasadena Fire Department every year on New Year's Day. First aid stations are also provided for TOR for several events in the days leading up to New Year's: Band Fest, float decorating, and Post Parade float viewing. The San Gabriel Pomona Valley chapter of the American Red Cross has been providing these services since the 1980's.
Fr. Xavier Colleoni celebrated his 90th birthday and 65 years of priesthood on May 8, 2017 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Fr. Xavier told me he is still able to celebrate up to three Masses a day - on occasion. He still actively manages the candle making operation at Holy Cross which he has done for decades. His brother Fr. Enrico Colleoni, also a Comboni Missionary, flew in from his mission in Malawi-Zambia to concelebrate, and his sister flew in from Italy. At the altar: (left-right) Fr. Jose Alberto Pimentel, Fr. Enrico Colleoni, Fr. Xavier Colleoni and Fr. Bob Kleiner.
The Comboni Mission Center, Covina, CA. held it's Annual October Dinner and Raffle, Saturday night, October 6, 2018.
The Comboni English and Spanish leagues worked diligently at the side of Fr. Jorge Ochoa to make this one of our best events ever - all seats were sold well in advance. Fr. Jose Pimentel Guzman, Comboni Missionary from Holy Cross Church in Los Angeles, spoke to the nearly 230 people in the room about his experiences as a new priest in Sudan, and the present need for more "missionary friends." After his talk, two short videos and dessert, mariachis played, and the room filled with dancing, chatter and good times well past 11:00 pm. The event was held at Sacred Heart Church, Covina, inside the beautiful Cavanagh Hall.