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Highland Park Heritage Trust Meeting Monday November 9

Highland Park Heritage Trust
Agenda for Monday, November 9, 2009, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Ramona Hall, 4850 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

6:30PM Refreshments and gathering
6:45PM Announcements
7:00PM Program

How to Avoid Having to Trash Your Stuck, Leaky Windows
Presentation by Ed and Batya Sanchez of Window Restoration and Repair, Inc.
The Highland Park Heritage Trust is sponsoring a talk by Ed Sanchez of Window Restoration and Repair.  This event is a must for anyone considering the replacement of windows, especially on older homes with original wood or steel windows.  Mr. Sanchez will talk about how to successfully preserve and repair wood and steel windows.  The approach is proven to help retain the value of a house, maintain its architectural features, and save money. 

7:30PM Annual Election Meeting
Election committee will present a suggested list of Board of Directors for the 2010 Fiscal Year.  Nominations are welcome from the floor.  All members in good standing are eligible to run for the Board of Directors and to vote.

8:30PM Adjournment

About the speaker:   Ed Sanchez originally began working in the window replacement business in 1983, and opened his own window replacement company in 1986.  He lost faith in replacement windows because they didn’t last as long as the originals and he decided to follow his inclination toward historic preservation.  Ed and his long time friend, Scott Goldfarb, started the new company Window Restoration and Repair in 2000.   The unusual offering of this company has led to articles in many local papers such as the Glendale News Press, Pasadena Star News, Larchmont Chronicle, and Press Telegram and recommendations in the Daily Variety and Cottages and Bungalows.   Many of the articles can be read in their entirety in the press section of the company website:  Window Restoration and Repair has done restoration work for the Bembridge House, the Hotel Laguna, the historic building that houses the Cheesecake Factory in Pasadena on Fair Oaks and Colorado, the original country club for the Country Club Park district in Los Angeles and many other designated historic buildings.

Arroyo Arts Collective Recovery Discovery Tour November 22



On Sunday, November 22, artists’ homes and studios will open to share the wealth during “The Recovery Discovery Tour,” the Arroyo Arts Collective’s 17th annual self-guided auto tour in Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington.


Who: The Arroyo Arts Collective
What: “The Recovery Discovery Tour,” a self-guided auto tour of artists’ homes and studios in Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Mount Washington
Where: Starts at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Avenue 43, Highland Park, CA 90031
When: November 22, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Special Preview Party: Saturday, November 14, 7 to 9 pm Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street, Highland Park. Samples of tour artists’ work will be on display

This year Tourgoers will also receive a $10 Arroyo Bucks coupon good toward a single purchase of art worth $100 (or more) on the day of the Tour. To plan your trip to the Tour via public transportation please visit the Metro trip planner at or call 1-(800) COMMUTE. Tour-goers who arrive by Metro will receive 2 coupons (worth $20) by showing their Metro ticket, day pass, or monthly pass.

Tickets: $10 (plus $1 handling) advance on-line purchase. Tickets will be held at will call at the Lummis Home on the day of the tour. Deadline for advance purchase is 10pm Friday, November 20, 2009. Tickets can also be purchased for $15 at the Lummis Home on the day of the Tour.


Link to Press Release

Index of Member Sites

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Featuring performances by the Grammy Award winning Mariachi Divas, We Tell  Stories children's theatre company, Taiko drummers, Folklorico dancers and more.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2009 We Tell Stories, LA's multi-ethnic children's storytelling theatre company—presents The 4th Annual Haunted Harvest Storytelling Festival at the Old LA Farmer's Market at Ave. 58 and N. Figueroa Blvd. in Highland Park, California (LA 90042). Hours are from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Admission is Free.

We Tell Stories, performing since 1981, is known for bringing myths, legends, and literature from all Cultures and times to extemporaneous life. The Haunted Harvest storytelling whirlwind includes Aesop's fables and folktales from Japanese, Mexican and American Indian traditions. From their seats or on the stage in costume, audience members are an integral part of the performance.

This years guest stars are the Mariachi Divas, the multi-cultural all-female Latin band and winners of a 2008 Grammy award for their CD, "Canciones De Amor." In addition, Japanese Festival Sounds will feature the ancient art form of Taiko (Japanese drumming). Young performers from Ballet Folklorico Maria Felix from Ramona Hall Community Center in Highland Park preserve Mexican culture through dance. The troupe has performed at the LA County Fair and downtown LA's Olvera Street.

The ever popular Costume Contest is open to all ages. Participants are also encouraged to enter their already-carved pumpkins in the Carved Pumpkin Contest.  The Festival's additional attractions include face painting, an arts and crafts table, fresh Farmer's Market produce and prepared foods, trick-or-treating and more.

The 4th Annual Haunted Harvest Storytelling Festival is located at the Old L.A. Farmer's Market at Avenue 58 and N. Figueroa Blvd, Highland Park, CA 90042, adjacent to the Metro Highland Park Station, accessible from the Gold Line. To plan the route that's best for you, use the Metro Trip Planner at or call 1.800. commute. Metro riders can show their metro ticket stubs and get a free One-Dollar Farmer's Market Bill to spend at the farmers market. To park enter the lot at Ave. 57. Street parking is also available.

For more information, call We Tell Stories at 323-256-2336 or visit

Halloween Mourning Tours Today at Heritage Square Museum


Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25
12 to 4 pm.

Enjoy creepy happenings at Heritage Square Museum at its Sixth Annual Halloween and Mourning Tours©. Learn all about death and mourning etiquette during the Victorian era and participate in a funeral inside one of our historic homes. Find out about Victorian Spiritualism - what it was, who followed it and why, and perhaps have your future foretold by a medium. See how other cultures celebrate and remember their loved ones as we look at the Mexican traditions and customs of El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.  Finally, discover how even the intricate details of clothing played a role how Victorians showed their loss of a loved one.  

On Sunday, (Oct 25), the Halloween and Mourning Tours program is more family friendly. Children ages 2 to 12 may come play period games, make 19th century harvest crafts, choose a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), and listen to spooky stories in the Ford House by the San Gabriel Valley Storytellers.

Admission prices are $10.00 for Adults, $8.00 for Seniors over 65, 
$5.00 for Children 6 to 12 years, and Free for Children under 6 and Museum members

Halloween and Mourning Movie Night 
Saturday, October 24, gates open at 7 pm.  

Guests are invited to bring a picnic, blankets, chairs, and candy while enjoying classic scary movies at Heritage Square... if they dare. The scheduled features include "The Unknown", a silent horror movie made in 1927 starring Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford, and "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" a comedy directed by Charles Barton, starring Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi and Glenn Strange. Guests are encouraged to wear warm clothing. Beverages and popcorn will be available for purchase. 

Admission to the Third Annual Halloween and Mourning Movie Night © is 
Free for Museum members and $10.00 for the general public. 
The gates will open at 7 p.m. for picnics with the show starting at dusk.

These events were made possible through the kind support of:

Lichas Flowers II

San Gabriel Valley Storytellers

Josephu Dupree

Las Cazuelas Restaurant