Friday, March 16, 2007

Learn How To Save LA This Sunday!


If you want to save Los Angeles’ history, preserve the historic character of your neighborhood, discover more about your ethnic or cultural roots or find out more about the history of your family – you need to attend the first annual SAVING LOS ANGELES Conference. The event is free and open to the public.

On Sunday March 18th, 2007 the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council will hold a conference on how to save Los Angeles’ physical, cultural and social history. It will be co-sponsored by citywide Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils Congress (LANCC), the City of Los Angeles Planning Department and the Los Angeles Conservancy with the aid of the Getty Institute.

The conference will be on Sunday March 18th from 10 AM – 4 PM in the historic 1931 Los Angeles Theatre at 615 S. Broadway in downtown LA. The program will open with Councilman Jose Huizar at 11 AM speaking on the need to preserve our historic civic resources and, in particular, about how we need to restore the historic theaters of Broadway

He will then introduce the featured speaker, City Planning Director, Gail Goldberg, who will discuss how the city can assist neighborhoods in preserving their historic elements among other pertinent issues. Ken Bernstein – head of historic preservation in the city’s planning department - will next discuss the citywide historic resources study funded by the Getty Institute. Other seminars will cover neighborhood preservation issues such as HPOZ’s, Mansionization and financial incentives for historic preservation.

Equally important, there will be dozens of booths where every aspect of historic preservation will be discussed such as how to preserve the histories of all the ethnic, racial and cultural groups of Los Angeles along with how to record and preserve individual, family and neighborhood histories.

AND... we still have eight free tables left if YOUR organization wants to join us! Call me if you are interested - 213-804-8396!

Books on LA’s history and historic preservation will be for sale, books signings will held, and several displays of Los Angeles historic memorabilia will be on view – including a the first sneak mini-preview of the new Los Angeles Museum – the first museum in the city’s history devoted to the history of all of Los Angeles.

For more information and updates, go to or contact Brady Westwater at

Lastly, with validation at the Los Angeles Theater, parking for all day will only be $5 at the Pershing Square underground garage les than one block away. And the Pershing Square Red Line Station is only 1 ½ blocks away.

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