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Friday, August 28, 2009

MARK CALENDAR FOR LA's BIRTHDAY

Councilman Tom LaBonge wants to remind the Museum Community to:

Mark your calendars for the City of Los Angeles' 228th birthday. This event is celebrated every year with Los Pobladores Walk from San Gabriel Mission to El Pueblo in Downtown Los Angeles. Walkers begin at 6 a.m. and are greeted with festivities at about 9 a.m. at El Pueblo. Fore more information, http://www.lospobladores.org/history-walk.htm

Walk Facts for 2009

Los Angeles will be celebrating its 228th Birthday on Saturday, September 5st 2009
Here are some details for this event.

directions to Mission San Gabriel, Take 10 Fwy. toward San Gabriel. Exit on New Ave(north).Turn left at stop then Right on New Ave. When approaching fork in road, take right fork, name changes to Ramona, continue traveling north about 3/4 miles to Mission 428 South Mission Drive San Gabriel, California 91776-1299
Mission Tel. (626) 457-3035

Arrive at San Gabriel Mission at 6:00am. This will give you enough time to sign-in, listen to any announcements and depart approx. 6:30.You may leave your car in the San Gabriel Mission lot. When you are ready to return from Los Angeles, you can take one of the shuttle busses provided or you may take an RTD bus. Check bus schedules before hand as route # may have changed. Walk south on Alameda Street and take the first street left (Arcadia). Walk a half block to the Busway Stop signs. Board eastbound bus for San Gabriel. The trip back to the Mission is 26 minutes.

T'he route is approximately nine miles and takes three hours to complete. The grade is slightly downward! Please walk together as much as possible. Mobile vans will cruise the route in case you get thirsty, blistery, or need a rest. The trail ends at Olvera Street, Los Angeles, in the plaza area.

There will be a rest stop at Lincoln park, which is approx. 3/4ths. way. There are restrooms and water is also provided here.

When we arrive at Olvera Street, there will be free entertainment which will feature traditional dancing, dramatic presentations, a pinata, and birthday cake. There are various restaurants, historic tours and shops to visit on Olvera Street. Info 213-628-1274

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