Fandango: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Fandango 2019

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

3:00-6:00 PM

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!


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 or at (562) 408-6959 with any questions or news.