Fandango: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Fandango 2019

Location
Rancho Los Cerritos
4600 North Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA  90807

Time
3:00-6:00 PM

Activities
Socializing with old friends & new ones
Fine dining
Great sale of books, art, etc. at low prices
Good music
Tours of historic site

For the 2019 Fandango, we are gathering our Corral family together at still another historic rancho – Rancho Los Cerritos.  The adobe was built in 1844 by Jonathan Temple. Jotham Bixby, the father of Long Beach, acquired the rancho and later sold portions of it which eventually became the cities of Downey, Paramount and Lakewood.   You’ll enjoy seeing this historic property!

The bar opens at 3:00 pm, and soon thereafter, as the attendees become relaxed and at ease, Trader Brian Dillon will open his outdoor marketplace with fascinating history and historical books, art works and ephemera. Due to recent donations of collections acquired over members’ lifetimes, there will be some very desirable collector items at reasonable prices.  See the links to available items at the bottom of this notice.

Docents will be available for tours of the historic site. And, the dinner, served at 5:00pm, will be fresh, nutritious and especially tasty. It’s likely you will not go home hungry.  At the Fandango, we will enjoy socializing with old friends and getting acquainted with new ones.

Feel free to invite your family, friends and neighbors.  All are welcome – especially if they bring money for the sale! This would be a good opportunity to introduce someone who might value becoming a member.

Travel Assistance to Our Fellow Members

Please keep in mind that some of our members can no longer drive or are uncomfortable about driving on the freeways day or night.  If there are such members living in your area, please get in touch to see if they would come with you to the Fandango. Call Michele Clark, our Sunshine Wrangler at (626) 822-1522 if you need a ride.

For those who have difficulty driving at night, you’ll be able to return home before the sun goes down, since we’re starting at 3:00pm.

Event Reservations

Event reservations cost $50.00 each. Please make out your check for $50 per person payable to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment onlineas EARLY AS YOU CAN but no later than one week before the Fandango date.  Just log onto our website and go to the Members Only tab.  Click on the Fandango Store option and follow the instructions.

If you are paying by check, mail it to Ms. Therese Melbar, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 549 South Aldenville Avenue, Covina, CA 91723-2909. Late reservations or questions may be addressed to Therese via Email: tmelbar@cpp.eduor by telephone (661) 343-9373.

The Trail Bosses look forward to your joining them for this important fund-raising event to support the Corral’s publications and other activities!

Books and Art Pieces for Sale

Once again, you can buy books, art pieces and other ephemera donated to the Corral. Contact Brian Dillon via email at briandervindillon@gmail.comor just attend the Fandango on June 15th!

Art

To view the items included in this year’s art sale, click here.

Books (Updated!)

To view the items included in this year’s book auction, click here.

Contact Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff, at 13613 Barlin Avenue, Downey, CA 90242-5107 at annwshea@ca.rr.com or at (562) 408-6959 with any questions or news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roundup: May 8, 2019

An updated list of auction items can be found at the end of the announcement.

Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM

Our Speaker: Mike Eberts
His Subject: A Tragic Event in the History of Griffith Park

Dr. Mike Eberts was born in East Hollywood and is a product of the Los Angeles public schools and California State University, Los Angeles. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Southern California. Mike has taught at Glendale Community College since 1987. Prior to joining the faculty at Glendale Community College, he spent several years in the newspaper field. His book, Centennial History of Griffith Park, was published by the Historical Society of Southern California in 1996. He has prepared an on-line update covering the years from 1996 to 2011.

Whenever there is a deadly fire, comparisons are made to the Griffith Park Fire on October 3, 1933.  Although it was relatively small in terms of acres consumed, it was the deadliest fire in Los Angeles history. And, until last year, it was the deadliest wildfire in California history. Elements of the Griffith Park tragedy include a massive number of untrained Depression-era relief workers, overconfident bosses, a lack of equipment and expertise and hot, dry weather with Santa Ana winds. When the trained firefighters finally arrived, the worst had already happened. Attend the May Roundup and learn what came next in this chapter of the tragic history of Griffith Park.

Suggestions for future programs are always welcome!  Contact Ann Shea at 562-408-6959 or annwshea@ca.rr.comwith your ideas and program topics.

Posted by Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff

Future Los Angeles Corral Events

June 15, 2019
Fandango
Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach

July 10, 2019 Roundup
Speaker is the Corral’s Autry National Center Fellow, Dr. Alyssa Kreikemeier, on Western Skies: The Effect on People Who Traveled Through the West

August 14, 2019
Speaker is Dr. Abe Hoffman on Bernardo De Galvez

Dinner Fees, Reservations & Meal Choices

The Roundup Dinner Fee is $40 including ample, convenient and free parking. The dinner choices for this Roundup are beef, fish and vegetarian. The beef will be Kalbi top sirloin, grilled and topped with a sweet and spicy sauce. The fish entrée is baked salmon with toasted almonds and cream sauce. The vegetarian dinner is eggplant Parmesan. The dessert this month is one of the crowd favorites, Chocolate Royale, a baked chocolate souffle style dessert.

Please choose your entrée and make out your check for $40 to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment onlineas EARLY AS YOU CAN but no later than one week before the Roundup date.  Just log onto our website and go to the Members Only tab.  Click on the Roundup Store option and follow the instructions.   Walk-ins can be served, but entrée choices will be limited to what is on hand.  The “late price” is now $45.00.

If you are paying by check, mail it to Ms. Therese Melbar, Registrar of Marks and Brands at 549 South Aldenville Avenue, Covina, CA 91723-2909. Late reservations or questions may be addressed to Therese via Email: tmelbar@cpp.eduor by telephone: (661) 343-9373.

Travel Assistance to Our Fellow Members

Please keep in mind that some of our members can no longer drive or are uncomfortable driving on the freeways at night.  If such members live in your area, please get in touch to see if they would come with you to the Roundups.  Call Michele Clark, our Sunshine Wrangler, at (626) 822-1522 if you need a ride.

Books and Art Pieces for Sale

Once again, you can buy books, art pieces and other ephemera donated to the Corral. Contact Brian Dillon via email at briandervindillon@gmail.com.

An updated

Art

To view the items included in this year’s art auction, click here.

Books (Updated!)

To view the items included in this year’s book auction, click here.

Contact Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff, at 13613 Barlin Avenue, Downey, CA 90242-5107 at annwshea@ca.rr.com or at (562) 408-6959 with any questions or news.