Roundup: November 13, 2019

Rendezvous Photos

You can view an album of photos from last month’s rendezvous here.

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

Our Speaker: Stephen Gee
His Subject: Los Angeles City Hall: An American Icon

Stephen Gee is a writer and television producer based in Los Angeles. He is the author of several award-winning books on John Parkinson and noted structures in Los Angeles. His most recent work is the history of the Los Angeles City Hall. Mr. Gee, in addition to his books, wrote, directed and produced the award­winning PBS documentary on John Parkinson. He is a graduate of City University of London and began his career as a newspaper reporter in Norfolk, England. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1995.

When it opened its doors in 1928, the new Los Angeles City Hall was the tallest building in the city and undeniably beloved by its citizens, and they had not even seen the interior. More than a half-million people lined the streets to celebrate the dedication of the new structure that symbolized Los Angeles’s transition from a growing western city to a world-class metropolis. The current building, the last in a series of city halls, is a symbol of the ambition of the people, and it is one of the most enduring and recognized landmarks in California. The Los Angeles City Historical Society has donated posters showing all the City Halls for our meeting.

Remember NOVEMBER IS HAT NIGHT at the Los Angeles Corral. Wear your best head gear and join the fun. You may be the big winner this year.

Posted by Ann Shea, Deputy Sheriff

Future Los Angeles Corral Events

December 11, 2019
Brian Dillon on Wyatt and Josie Earp

January 8, 2020
To Be Announced

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 chef has selected Atlantic salmon with toasted almonds and a cream sauce as the seafood entree. The vegetarian option this month is eggplant parmesan. Dessert will be Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.

Please choose your entrée and make out your check for $40 to “Westerners, Los Angeles Corral,” or submit your payment online as 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: or 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. You can order items on the lists below. Contact Brian Dillon via email at

Updated List

To view the items included in this year’s 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.