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A little about me:
I was born at 1187 W 30th St, just west of Orchard..now 72 I have a ton of memories of the area post 1938..lots of stuff long gone but still a few bits of memories around Chester Place...where I used to skate and bike.
Your University Park secret:
Casa Da Rosas (Hoover and Adams) was a cool Italian restaurant in the '30s and '40's, dark inside at night, redolent with great smells, lots of diners,and multi-colored Christmas tree lights swagged over the outside dining area - a patio..as a kid it was a very special place! Like everything else in that area, used and abused over the decades!
Who referred you?
I'm a CA historian and just fell into this website via Google!
Profession:
retired labor union contract coordinator
School you attend:
attended: 27th St. elementary, Foshay Middle School and 1 year at Polytechnic High (now Trade Tech) New Poly Hi in Sun Valley CA
Or school your children attend:
no kids
Preferred languages:
english
Interests:
CA history, CA native plants, geology/minerology, fiber art (baskets), gourd art, art in general, music: ethnic, Blue Grass, classical, exploring this country by plane, train & automobile!
Favorite local restaurant:
Taylor's Steak House, La Canada, CA
Favorite local business:
Rice Wok, Laurel Canyon & Moorpark, Studio City CA

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“Why We Tell Stories” by Women’s Voices at Institute of Musical Arts

March 17, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m., the Institute of Musical Arts welcomes back the tenth installment of our WOMEN’S VOICES Storytelling Concert Series, with their performance, “Why We Tell Stories”.As our Women’s Voices storytellers gather for a new TELL ME A STORY workshop, they ask, “Why do we keep coming back? Why do we tell stories? We can’t all be crazy!” Amidst their laughter and musings, they start to recall stories from years past that have been important to them. They realize…See More
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Curatorial Walkthrough: How Sweet The Sound "current exhibit" @ CAAM (free) at The California African American Museum

February 20, 2018 at 1pm to August 26, 2018 at 2pm
Music in Los Angeles "Los Angeles represents!!!" - Eric ReedFebruary 8 - August 26, 2018curated by: Tyree Boyd-Pates, history curator and program manager, CAAM; Dr. Daniel E. Walker, historian, USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture.Curatorial Walkthrough  Fri., Feb. 16th 1-2PMTour How Sweet the Sound with CAAM history curator Tyree…See More
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JUSTO ALMARIO • DwighTrible Presents "Birthday Celebration" @ STAGE Fri., Feb. 16th 8PM* [African American History Month] (updates*) [TONIGHT] at The 'new' World STAGE "Best South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly

February 16, 2018 from 8pm to 10:30pm
Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director - The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery non profit 501 (c)(3).National African American History Month*Maestro's Birthday Performance ~   *pic. @ (past) Playboy Community Concert - SoCali Summer w/ Justo leadin' band though the crowd; free,…See More
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