Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell maintains LA ROSA as the ether-based version of LA ROSA REVUE, an occasional paper publication which I edit and publish under my nom d’artiste ‘Goyo de la Rosa.’
These days LA ROSA is primarily comprised of a transcription of a fascinating old hard cover history book lent to me by my cousin Peggy Ruggles (nee Hartnell) on the life of William Hartnell, who we revere as our distinguished Anglo-Californian ancestor.
There are occasional other items found here also, including art criticism of expositions in Victoria, poems, and other arts-related curiosities.
I am also maintaining a weblog for the Concerned Citizens Coalition which is found at: http://gregoryhartnell.wordpress.com/.
The Concerned Citizens’ Coalition (CCC) is the political arm of the Concerned Citizens, which grew out of the Greater Victoria Concerned Citizens’ Association (GVCCA), the legal arm.
The GVCCA was founded in 1989 with the express purpose of launching public interest lawsuits. We worked in concert with the Saint Anne’s Rescue Community Coalition for many years to save Saint Anne’s Academy in Victoria from a privitization scheme.
Other public interest lawsuits followed, most significantly an attempt to stop the City from borrowing $30,000,000 to build a new arena.
The CCC is the political arm of the Concerned Citizens in Victoria, and has supported candidates, including the author Gregory Hartnell (‘Goyo de la Rosa’), to run for municipal office in the past.
We are eagerly anticipating the upcoming election this fall of 2008.