Roundup: March 13, 2019

An updated book list is included below.

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

Our Speaker: Michael Holland
His Subject: Treasures of the Los Angeles City Archives

Michael Holland is the city archivist for Los Angeles and manages historical city government records for the Office of the City Clerk, managing government documents dating to the 1820s.  Their holdings of documents, films, photos, videos and ephemera have been included in many texts and media projects.  While the City Archives has records from as early as 1827, the great bulk of its records are from the 20th Century—and 99% of it hasn’t been digitized and only exists here, in this archaic physical form. This is a truly remarkable collection.

The purpose of the City Archives Historical Records Program is to identify, collect, preserve, arrange and describe records of historical significance originated by city government.  These records are made available to City officials and employees, as well as the general public. As an institution, the City Archives serves as the final resting place for records of enduring political, historic, economic, legal and cultural value.  As a rich, diverse collection of historical records from various City agencies, the City Archives represents the most unique and esteemed component of the City’s Records Management Program used by City departments.

Join us for the program to learn the secrets of the City Archives and how to access the treasures hidden away in Piper Technical Center.

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

April 10, 2019 Roundup
Speaker is Larry Latimer
Biplanes to Space Shuttle: aircraft/aerospace industry in Los Angeles

May 8, 2019 Roundup
Speaker is Michael Eberts
History of Griffith Park

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, chicken and vegetarian.  The beef will be grilled prime sirloin with a sweet & spicy sauce. The chicken dish will be delicious chicken teriyaki.  The vegetarian dinner will be the always popular eggplant Parmesan.  The dessert this month is stark naked vanilla Häagen-Dazs.

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


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


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.