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Santa Clara County CNPS Monthly Meeting

Wednesday Sep 02 2015   6:00pm
Los Altos Library Program Room  13 So. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA  map

Jaime Pawelek will speak at the Santa Clara County branch of the California Native Plant Society’s monthly meeting on topics from California Bees and Blooms.

For more information, visit http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/events/calendar/monthcalendar/2015/9/-.

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Paradise Lost and Found: 10 Ways to Think About Our Built, Natural, and Imagined Environments

Tuesday Sep 15 2015   6:30pm
Annenberg Community Beach House  415 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica, CA  map

Join LAtitudes authors Charles Hood, Wendy Gilmartin, and Jason Brown as they help us see Santa Monica in a new way. Celebrating the publication of LAtitudes, the panelists will share insights into the freeways, palm trees, monuments and postcards that both define our living spaces and also mythologize them. The speakers will tackle the big questions: Why is PCH so ugly? Was LA ever invaded by lizard monsters? Should the eucalyptus be honored as our state tree? Is true that the 405 at night looks like a crazy, beautiful, glowing field of hot lava? The event will include slides, music, and a public discussion about what we expect from our built and landscaped environment—and what steps we can take in order to see that vision enacted.
Free and open to the public; for more information call (310) 458-4904 or visit latitudesbook.com/events/20150915.

 

Photo by Miguel Farias

San Francisco’s Jewel City: SLA Lecture

Thursday Sep 17 2015   5:30pm
Pacific Energy Center  851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, addresses the Special Libraries Association at the Pacific Energy Center.

Photo by Miguel Farias

San Francisco’s Jewel City: Disney Museum Lecture

Monday Sep 21 2015   6:00pm
The Walt Disney Family Museum  104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, addresses the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art at the Disney Museum in the Presidio. 6:00pm reception, 7:00pm lecture.

Registration required; for more information visit http://www.classicist-nocal.org/event/san-franciscos-jewel-city-panama-pacific-international-exposition-1915-laura-ackley.

 

 

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San Francisco’s Jewel City: Larkspur Library Lecture

Wednesday Sep 23 2015   7:00 PM
Larkspur Library   400 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur , CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, gives a talk on the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at the Larkspur Library. Held in the City Council chambers, upstairs from library.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/calendar.aspx?view=list&year=2015&month=9&day=24.

Photo by Miguel Farias

San Francisco’s Jewel City: Book Club of California Lecture

Monday Sep 28 2015   5:00 PM
The Book Club of California  312 Sutter St #500, San Francisco , CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will present an illustrated talk, “A Whirlwind Tour of the PPIE,” tracing the history of the fair from its original concept in 1904, through its development, and all the way to its gala opening in February 1915. Presented in conjunction with PPIE100, the citywide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the PPIE.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit http://www.bccbooks.org/programs/.

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How Well Do You Know L.A.?

Wednesday Sep 30 2015   6:00 PM
CSUN Sierra Hall, Room 451 (Whitsett Conference Room)  18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA  map

CSUN’s Center for Southern California Studies and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences are pleased to invite you to a discussion and celebration of the history, culture, and geography of Los Angeles. Special guest and moderator, Hector Tobar, will lead a panel discussion about Los Angeles with contributors from LAtitudes including Jason Brown, Charles Hood, Sylvia Sukop, Teddy Varno, and Michael Jaime-Becera. 

Free and open to the public; for more information visit eventbrite.com/e/how-well-do-you-know-la-tickets-18209575330 or download the flyer.

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The Wolf Who Ate the Sky: Launch Party for Grownups

Friday Oct 16 2015   6:00 PM
San Francisco Center for the Book  375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA  map

Book artist Charles Hobson will join his daughter, Mary Daniel Hobson, to describe the creation of the children’s book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky. Come and learn about this three generation collaboration between a three year old, her mother and her grandfather. Hear about how the story was developed and how the design and illustrations and were made. Charles Hobson’s remarks about the design and illustration of the book will feature prototypes and preliminary drawings that came from responding to the narrative created by his daughter and granddaughter. This presentation precedes the October 17 workshop at SFCB by Charles Hobson and Sandra Hobson entitled Memoir & the Artist’s Book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit sfcb.org/the-wolf-who-ate-the-sky.