Articles by Martha Amescua


Alumni estate donates historic scholarship contribution

The third largest estate contribution in the 97 year history of the Citrus College Foundation Scholarship Fund was announced in January. The largest estate donation was $636,307 from alumna Marie Phillips, and second, $578,000 was from the Mrs. Gladys and Otto Baumann Trust. At the bequest of the family, the amount is currently being withheld. …

What are you complaining about?

Five days a week I sit among fellow Citrus College students, most of whom are in their late teens to early 20s. Almost every day I listen to them complain about one thing or another.   What exactly are they complaining about? Not much.   I listen to complaints about not having enough time. I…

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Army veteran recalls his days in World War II

“Sometimes my memory fails me, but I remember my time in the war as if it were yesterday.”  —Johnny Granados, 92, resident of Azusa. Johnny Granados was born in Emporia, Kan. on May 23, 1914, into a family of seven brothers and two sisters.  His parents Pomposo and Lucia moved the family west to El…

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“Salute” celebrates, honors veterans

Students, staff and members of the local community gathered to recognize those who willingly put their lives at risk serving in our country’s military – our veterans. Citrus College and Azusa Pacific University partnered for the 7th Annual “Saluting Our Veterans” appreciation celebration held on campus Nov. 1. Gladstone High School’s band and drill team…