Category Archives: Education

Joe McMahon

Oral history by: Danielle Jimenez
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Joe McMahon is an influential member of the community whose life has been filled with great value and rich experiences. I had the pleasure of being able to interview Joe to learn about his family’s history in an effort to share his life with the community. Throughout his life, Joe has achieved many goals that led to a fulfilling career in the educational system. He has always been fueled by his passions. His oral history proves that he is a wise, determined, hard working, and open minded man.

Peter Clay Frusetta

Oral History by Will Frusetta
Date: December 6, 2010

Peter Clay Frusetta was born in 1932 to Ruth Hodges and George Joseph Frusetta. He was born in Tres Pinos, California in the exact house that he also grew up in. Incidentally, he also raised his family on F Street, the same street where he has lived his entire life, and his eldest son Robert Frusetta was also born and raised on F Street, where he too raised a family.

Peter’s name was derived from a distant cousin who died very young. The late Peter was eleven years old and had gone hunting with his siblings. They had been looking for game and when an older brother took aim at a bird and pulled the trigger. Peter stood up just at that time, his head blocked the barrel, and he was shot in the head at point blank range. Peter died in the arms of the brother that day, and Peter Clay Frusetta was named after the little boy.