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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:  www.window-restoration-repair.com  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

ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE RECOVERY DISCOVERY TOUR

SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2009!!

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.

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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 www.metro.net 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.

Watch a Video About The Tour  IF YOU LOVE THE ARTS, WATCH THIS VIDEO!  DON'T MISS IT!!

Link to Press Release

Index of Member Sites

Buy Tickets


Don't Forget - HAUNTED HARVEST FESTIVAL TODAY AT FARMER'S MARKET

WE TELL STORIES 4th annual HAUNTED HARVEST FESTIVAL
AT HIGHLAND PARK's OLD LA FARMERS MARKET

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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 www.metro.net 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  http://www.wetellstories.org.


Halloween Mourning Tours Today at Heritage Square Museum



FROM 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

Videotheque


Papel Picado Workshop At the Avenue 50 Studio

Papel Picado Workshop
With papal picador artist Margaret Sosa

Papelpicado


 

Papel picado (perforated paper) is the Mexican art of paper cutting.  Using sharp chisels and a hammer, elaborate designs are cut into a stack of tissue paper creating decorative banners, which typically are used to decorate for festive events such as weddings and quinceañeras, and on altars.  Papel picado can also be made by folding the tissue paper and cutting with small, sharp scissors.
  
3 sessions Thursdays October 15, October 22, and October 29; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Workshop overview:  In this 3 day workshop, you will learn a brief history of papel picado; how to cut traditional papel picado on tissue paper using only scissors; how to design and draw a pattern which you will then cut using a more advanced technique which employs hammer, chisels and craft knife.
 
Session one: Brief history of papel picado.  Examples of paper cutting in other countries. Create papel picado using scissors.  Begin to draw your own pattern in preparation for chisel work.
 
Session two: Complete drawings.  We will be using hammer, chisels, and craft knives to cut your original design or use provided pre-drawn patterns. 
 
Session three: complete projects or begin new ones.  How to string the paper.  Explore other types of paper and other uses for paper cutting such as making cards and flags.

Margaret Sosa has been creating papel picado for over 25 years.  She learned the art form from master paper cutter Olga Ponce Furginson in Los Angeles.  Margaret has received countless commissions for her work and her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums as far away as Glasgow, Scotland. She has taught papel picado to children and adults at various schools, museums, and galleries.  Margaret has a BA degree in studio art from Cal State L.A.  She lives in the Mt. Washington area of Los Angeles.
 
 
$60 for all three sessions (checks payable to “Avenue 50 Studio”)

All supplies will be provided.

(Please mail your check in early as there are only 15 spaces available.)


Avenue 50 Studio, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit art gallery
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA  90042
323-258-1435
http://www.avenue50studio.com


Haunted Harvest Festival- Old LA Farmers Market

Haunted Harvest Storytelling Festival at the Old LA Farmers Market 
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 
3-8 pm. 
North Figueroa & Ave & Ave. 58 

Free Event! Everyone Welcome!
Entertainment- Grammy Winner Mariachi Divas, We Tell Stories, Taiko Drumming and Ballet Folklorico 
Trick or Treating 
Face painting 
Pumpkin Carving Contest- Enter and Pick up your free pumpkin at Figueroa Produce. 
Costume Contest 
Fresh Produce, Gourmet foods and Handcrafted Arts & Crafts. Plus lots more 
Free Parking- Enter at Ave. 57


Harvest Festival- Good Shepherd Lutheran School

Harvest Festival at Good Shepherd Lutheran School
Saturday, October 24, 2009
11 am- 5 pm.
6338 North Figueroa St.
Free Entry
Games, Bake Sale, Pumpkin Painting, food, prizes and more.
See the incredibly scary Haunted house. Not for the faint of heart. 


Phillies-Dodgers 2009 NLCS Preview

Phillies No love is lost between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers. Most NELADodgers logo readers know that the Dodgers ruined my childhood so I won't spend too much time denigrating the Blue Crew.  Both teams were pugnacious in last year's playoffs but the Phillies, aided by Matt Stairs' Gibson-like homer, advanced to eventually win the World Series.

That's all ancient history.  Tomorrow night, the 2009 NLCS starts at Chavez Ravine.  Here's a breakdown of both teams and my prediction for the NLCS:

Pitching:

The Dodgers have suffered with their starting rotation while The Phils have gotten stronger.  Starters Cole Hamels and Pedro Martinez should provide an edge over Kershaw and Vicente Padilla.  Kershaw is undefeated at Dodgers Stadium but the Phillies have his number.  Padilla is red-hot but so is Pedro at this point. 

Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee should be unbeatable in Game Three.  Edge:  PHILLIES

Bullpen:

The Dodgers excel out of the bullpen while the Phillies have had their trials and tribulations with Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge.  Both performed well against Colorado but the ghost of 11 blown saves continues to haunt the Phils.  Brett Myers just can't pitch on the road and LA has the home field advantage. If it comes down to the late innings, Jon Broxton is about as good you can have on the hill.  EDGE: DODGERS

Offense:

Manny Ramirez is the best hitter of this generation but continues to be a head case.  Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is all business.  The Phillies have perhaps the best offensive punch in baseball unless facing a dominant pitcher.  If the Dodgers get behind early, and can't produce runs, the Phillies should be able to hold on.  EDGE:  PHILLIES

Defense:

The Phillies oufield and right side of the infield matches up better than the Dodgers.  The Dodgers edge the Phillies behind the plate and on the left side of the infield.  The Phillies bats are mostly left-handed so this could be a slight edge to the Phillies.  I'll call it a push.

Bench:

On paper, the Dodgers are much deeper than the Phillies but the bench shouldn't be a factor in this series.  If we have extra inning games, expect the Dodgers bullpen and deep bench to prevail.  EDGE: DODGERS

Grit:

Hands down, Phillies.  While the Dodgers were all business against the Cardinals, the Fightin' Phils earned their nickname in the Rockies series.  That intangible called heart is the one thing that can keep the Phillies alive if the games come down to the late innings.  As good as the Dodgers bullpen is, the defending World Champions find ways to win ball games when the title is on the line.  EDGE: PHILLIES

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Phillies fans are known for their no-nonsense passion but Dodgers fans of today are not the sushi-eating dilletantes of years past.  Dodgers baseball is a WAY OF LIFE to today's fans.  With no football team, Los Angelenos have nothing other to distract them from their mission to make the Phillies players as miserable as possible when in Chavez Ravine.  Considering the bean-ball war of 2008, both fans will be trying to give their team the edge.  As the Dodgers have home field advantage-  EDGE: DODGERS

In my opinion, these teams are evenly matched with unique strengths.  The secret to the Dodgers success will be to keep the Phillies early-inning run production down while building up leads to take to the late innings.  Consequently, the Phillies will have to get to the Dodgers pitching early and often.  I expect the Phils to pull one late-inning victory out of their hats on pure heart which is why I predict:

Phillies in 7

 


‘apuuchen ‘a’aan / Gathering of Seed

‘apuuchen  ‘a’aan

A Gabrielino/Tongva phrase meaning

“the gathering of seed”

 

Saturday, October 17, 2009

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (approx.)

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area

15501 E. Arrow Hwy., Irwindale, CA 91706

East of 605 Fwy. between the 10 & 210 Fwy.

 

Two-fold purpose:

 

To recognize and honor the Gabrielino/Tongva as the host people of this area at a corporate gathering of the Church.

 

To celebrate an ongoing and enlarging partnership of Native American and non-Native American Christians in ministry.

                                                                          

The Church and the public are invited. 

Call RuthAnne Tarletz 626.831.7970 for further information.

 

I 605 north to Live Oak exit, go east continuing onto Arrow Hwy, left at Azusa Canyon Rd, Space #4, Last Parking Lot

I 210 east to Irwindale Blvd, go south to Arrow Hwy, right at Arrow Hwy, right at Azusa Canyon Rd, Space #4, Last Parking Lot

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WE TELL STORIES 4th annual HAUNTED HARVEST FESTIVAL AT HIGHLAND PARK’s OLD LA FARMERS MARKET

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.  This outdoor festival is a great way for families to celebrate the harvest and enjoy Halloween in a comfortable, lively setting with fun for the whole family.  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.

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The 2009 Haunted Harvest Storytelling Festival marks a continuation of the partnership between We Tell Stories and the North Figueroa Association (NFA). NFA voting members are property owners along the North Figueroa business corridor.   NFA organizes and supports the Old LA’s Farmers Market. Both non-profits are long-time residents of Northeast L.A. who see community events as a way to enrich the cultural, social, and economic prosperity of Highland Park and other communities in Northeast Los Angeles.

 

We Tell Stories has entertained and educated more than four million youngsters and performs at major art institutions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty Center and the Getty Villa. The company was shaken by the state’s economic downturn, which resulted in lay-offs and decreased work hours.  The staff--Artistic Director, Diana Tanaka; Program Director, Susan Devlin; Director of Education Programs, Joyce Lee; and Administrative Assistant, Jamie Hebert remain hopeful.  “We didn’t know if we would have the festival this year, but we decided if we did not pull together as co-producers, we would disappoint a lot of children,” says Joyce Lee. Misty Iwatsu, the Executive Director of NFA was glad with their decision.  She said, “The festival has become a Halloween tradition for the entire community, it would be a shame not to have it, and this year we expect to reach an even broader audience.”

 

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 www.metro.net 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.

 

This project was funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles and supported by Councilmembers Ed P. Reyes and Jose Huizar.

 

For more information, call We Tell Stories at 323-256-2336 or visit  www.wetellstories.org.


NELA Art Second Saturday Gallery Night, October 10

Tonight, October 10, NELAart presents: SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY NIGHT

Many galleries will feature a Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead theme this month.

WHEN: Every Second Saturday 7:00-10:00p.m.
WHERE: Highland Park and surrounding neighborhoods.

NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night is a free self-guided tour of the galleries, non-profits and artist run project spaces located in Northeast Los Angeles (NELA).

NELA has a tradition in the arts that dates back to the early 1900s.

The tradition continues with new spaces opening regularly. NELA is now one of L.A.'s most exciting destinations to view contemporary art. 

Individual gallery hours may vary:

Avenue 50 Studios, 121 North Avenue 50

Bike Oven, 3706 North Figueroa Street

Bughouse, 5046 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Cactus, 5434 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Cafe de Leche, 5000 York Boulevard

Drkrm, 2121 San Fernando Road

Flying Pigeon LA, 3714 North Figueroa

Future Studio, 5558 North Figueroa Street

hi tree, 131 North Avenue 50 (behind Avenue 50 Studio)

Jose Vera Fina Art, 2012 Colorado Boulevard

Moppet Studio, 5101 Monte Vista Street

MorYork Gallery, 4959 York Boulevard

New Puppy, Unit 1, 2808 Elm Street

New Stone Age Mosiacs, 4532 1/2 Eagle Rock Boulevard

She Rides The Lion, 133 North Avenue 50 (behind Avenue 50 Studio)

Southwest Museum, 234 Museum Drive

Toros Pottery, 4962 Eagle Rock Boulevard

Verbre Studio and Gallery, 4540 Eagle Rock Boulevard


Eagle Rock Music Festival: TubePress Experiment

I figured the Eagle Rock Music Festival presented a great opportunity to experiment with Tubepress.

So here's the deal. If you shot video at Eagle Rock Music Festival last Saturday, and if you've loaded the video to YouTube ...

You can tag that video with the term "Eagle Rock Music Festival 2009", and the TubePress software should automatically find your video and plug it into this website... http://eaglerockmusic.nelanews.net/  

Please give it a try!!!

(There is one minor bug:  Some false positives that I managed to bump to the end of each group.)