Photo by Miguel Farias

Panama Pacific International Exposition of 1915: a look back

Wednesday Apr 01 2015   6:00 PM
Oakland Public Library  712 Washington St., Oakland, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation on and sign copies of her book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit oaklandlibrary.org/events/main-library/panama-pacific-international-exposition-1915-look-back.

Photo by Miguel Farias

Brown Bag PPIE Lunch Lecture at SPUR

Thursday Apr 09 2015   12:30 PM
SPUR  654 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation on and sign copies of her book. Bring your lunch!

Free to SPUR members, $10 for non-members; for more information visit spur.org/events/2015-04-09/san-franciscos-jewel-city.

Photo by Miguel Farias

Laura Ackley at the Wells Fargo History Museum

Tuesday Apr 14 2015   3:00 PM
Wells Fargo History Museum  420 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of Jewel City, will take us on a “Whirlwind Tour of the PPIE,” her illustrated presentation of the 1915 World’s Fair. There will be a reception with refreshments and a book signing to follow and “Wells Fargo at the PPIE,” a special exhibition at the museum, will be on view.

Free and open to the public; more information coming soon.

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Standing Witness: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Abolishing Slavery

Saturday Apr 18 2015   1:30 PM
San Jose State New Student Union Auditorium  9th & San Fernando, San Jose, CA  map

Stan Yogi, author of Wherever There’s a Fight, will participate in the symposium, “Californian Pioneers of Color from San Francisco Bay to San Jose: Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Santa Clara Valley from Emancipation to Turning the 20th Century.” Other speakers include Herbert Ruffin, Rev. Jerry Drino, Bonnie Montgomery, and Jean Libby.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit alliesforfreedom.org/Symposium.

Photo by Miguel Farias

See the Future at the Fair!

Saturday Apr 18 2015   2:00 PM
Saratoga Federated Church  20390 Park Pl., Saratoga, CA  map

One of the main purposes of World’s Fairs always has been to introduce the “latest and greatest” to the public. At the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, no exhibit could be considered for an award of merit unless it was based on a product or process new since the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will discuss a variety of the new technologies displayed at the fair. This event is sponsored by the Saratoga Historical Foundation.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit saratogahistory.com.

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Los Angles Times Festival of Books

Saturday Apr 18 2015   10:00 AM
University of Southern California  , Los Angeles, CA  map

Join us for the biggest book event of the year! We’ll be at booth #113 from 10am to 6pm.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks.

 

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Sunday Apr 19 2015   10:00 AM
University of Southern California  , Los Angeles, CA  map

Join us for the biggest book event of the year! We’ll be at booth #113 from 10am to 5pm.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks.

 

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Open Studio and Book Celebration

Saturday Apr 25 2015   10:00 AM
Mary Daniel Hobson's Studio  1815 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA  map

Visit the studio of Mary Daniel Hobson to view her mixed media photography and celebrate the publication of The Wolf Who Ate the Sky with tea, treats, and art activities for kids. You can also find spring plants for sale and garden inspiration from Wendy Johnson and Peter Rudnick. Saturday and Sunday.

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Open Studio and Book Celebration

Sunday Apr 26 2015   10:00 AM
Mary Daniel Hobson's Studio  1815 Shoreline Hwy, Muir Beach, CA  map

Visit the studio of Mary Daniel Hobson to view her mixed media photography and celebrate the publication of The Wolf Who Ate the Sky with tea, treats, and art activities for kids. You can also find spring plants for sale and garden inspiration from Wendy Johnson and Peter Rudnick. Saturday and Sunday.

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The Big Parade

Saturday May 02 2015 - Sunday May 03 2015 
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Join LAtitudes contributor Dan Koeppel for a two-day urban walk through Los Angles.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bigparadela.tumblr.com.

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Uncovering LA: An Evening with Latitudes

Saturday May 02 2015   8:00 AM
Clockshop  2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, CA  map

A sort of speed-dating-with-writers, “Uncovering LA” is an opportunity for readers and fans to sit down with four LAtitudes contributors (Lynell George, Wendy Gilmartin, Michael Jaime-Becerra, and Josh Kun) who will give mini-lectures on their essays. Guests will spend 5-10 minutes with each writer, rotating from table to table at the sound of a bell. María Amezquita, the subject of Michael’s essay will cater the event. $5 suggested donation; tacos on the house, drinks available for purchase.

$5 suggested donation; for more information and to RSVP visit clockshop.org/uncoveringla.html#522015600.

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Latitudes Launch Party and Walking Tour

Sunday May 03 2015   4:00 PM
Skylight Books  1818 N Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA  map

4:00-5:00pm: Hook up with LAtitudes editor and contributors for a LAtitudes-themed walking tour from the Vermont/Sunset Metro Station to Skylight Books.

5:00-7:00pm: Celebrate the publication of LAtitudes at a party with short readings from the contributors at Skylight Books.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit latitudesbook.com/events.

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On Track: City Club of San Francisco

Wednesday Jun 17 2015   12:00 PM
City Club of San Francisco  155 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA  map

Rick Laubscher, author of On Track, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book as part of the City Club’s Jamison Roundtable Luncheon.

General admission $45, City Club Members $40 (entry includes lunch); for more information call (415) 362-2480.

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Carp, Cows, and Coral Trees: 300 Years of Nature in Los Angeles

Saturday Jun 20 2015   2:00 PM
Autry National Center  4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA  map

Join LAtitudes contributors, Charles Hood, Cindi Alvitre, Andy Wilcox, and Teddy Varno, and Beth Pratt-Bergstrom (National Wildlife Federation’s California Director) as moderator for a conversation at the Autry Museum, followed by a walking tour of Griffith Park’s birds and botany at 4:30pm. Tickets include admission to the museum.

Free for Autry members, $10 for nonmembers, $6 for students (with ID) and seniors (60+); for more information visit theautry.org/programs/lectures-seminars-discussions/coyotes-cows-carp-and-coral-trees-300-years-of-nature-in-los-angeles.

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She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: Book Party and Exhibit Opening

Saturday Jul 18 2015   6:30 PM
Maidu Museum  1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville, CA  map

Join photographer Dugan Aguilar and editor Theresa Harlan to celebrate the publication of their new book, She Sang Me a Good Luck Songand opening of the exhibit based on the book..

Free and open to the public; for more information visit roseville.ca.us/parks/parks_n_facilities/facilities/maidu_indian_museum/special_events.asp.

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Maps for Another Los Angeles

Thursday Aug 06 2015   7:00 PM
West Hollywood Library  625 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  map

LAtitudes editor Patricia Wakida will moderate a panel with contributors Lynell George, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Josh Kun, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Rosten Woo at the West Hollywood Library. This event is sponsored by Heyday, WeHo Reads, and the West Hollywood Library.