Attending the Red, Green, and Black Honors Luncheon I was reminded about some of the history that is an integral part of this place back when it was Rancho San Pasqual. Back in 1853 Mr. Robert Owen was noted as being in the area. He was an entrepreneur - lumber in El Cañon Prieto . It was my pleasure to sit at table with descendants of the Prince Family - the first Black family to move to the area. The list, and powerpoint presentation, listed the names of many "firsts" and their accomplishments.
The funds from today's event will be used to support the 28th annual Black History Parade and Festival, set to take place on Fair Oaks Avenue, next Saturday, February 20, beginning at 10 a.m. I plan to be there, and hope you can, too.
Check out the Jackie Robinson Community Center for more information - 626 744 7300,