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
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

An updated


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