Pacoima History Day 2020 - A Virtual Celebration of LA's Most Historic Town
On October 24, 2020, Pacoima Historical Society embarked on its first virtual history day. The event was streamed live on Zoom, and featured a who's who of Pacoima alumni including California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, US Congressman Tony Cardenas, and US Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Honoring the theme of “Activism and Politics” in Pacoima, awards were presented to community members who have exemplified Pacoima's spirit of activism.
Ritchie Valens: When Fame and Tragedy Collide - PacoimaStories
This short clip tells the amazing story of Ritchie Valens and his life growing up in the Los Angeles town of Pacoima. Valens died tragically in a 1957 plane crash at the age of 17. Taken from the documentary-film "PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams." Available on DVD
The Entrance: Pacoima's Story - San Fernando Tigers Football
Here is a narrated excerpt from "The Entrance: Pacoima's Story," a new book from author Crystal Jackson. This reading comes from Chapter 21: "S.F. Tigers." It talks about when a team of mostly juniors, which included Heisman-Trophy winner Charles White, tackled the 1974 city-championship, and eventually became the best high school backfield in the nation.
PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams - Teaser
Official Selection "2018 Pan African Film Festival" - PacoimaStories: Land of Dreams
The Case of Marilyn Monroe - Exclusive New Report About Death Revealed
In 1962, Lionel Grandison was a Deputy for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office. A graduate of San Fernando High School in Pacoima, he had married his high school sweetheart who gave birth to his three kids. Arriving to work one fateful Sunday morning would change his life forever. This exclusive report presents a compelling new account of the official coroner's investigation into Marilyn Monroe's death. It is based on a memoir written by the LA County Coroner's deputy who officially investigated Marilyn's case and signed her death certificate.
PacoimaStories "Land of Dreams" - New from BAIT-CAL Films
“PacoimaStories” is an epic documentary-film that tells of the struggle, sacrifice and the undying human spirit that have seemingly formed a convergence in one particular place. It has been there for hundreds of years and that place is called Pacoima.
Featuring US Congressman Tony Cardenas, USC Football legend Anthony Davis, comedian Gilbert Esquivel and more.
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