Another Tucson Birthday celebration at Historic train depot
By Carolyn Classen|2016-08-18T16:13:57-07:00August 18th, 2016|AZ Politics|
About the Author: Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).
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Crowded Amtrak waiting room today for this birthday celebration, with music by Mariachi Alegre de Tucson, followed by a testimonial by 3 Amtrak officials for late employee David Jones of Tucson, then a history of the Buffalo soldiers by Charles Hancock, Pres. of the SW Assn of Buffalo Soldiers. Mayor Rothschild read the City’s proclamation and joined in the singing of Happy Birthday in Spanish and English by the mariachi group. Lastly TRO string quartet played, while people ate the birthday cake (a bit noisy due to conversations). Happy Birthday Tucson. JP Carmen Dolny present today as well.
and just before this celebration, drop by the Gutierrez (Cushing St.) bridge for the solar art alignment at 9:30 a.m. More on their FB page: