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Saturday, September 28, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Career Choices

by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Throughout my years writing this column I have often heard from readers who were contemplating changing to a high-tech career. The fast growth of Internet-related companies led some to believe that high-tech was the career "promised land." As we have all seen, though, high-tech jobs are no guarantee of future career success. In fact, so many people have sought out work in high-tech that we are now experiencing a glut of workers in some areas while jobs requiring specialized knowledge remain open for months. If you are looking to work in high-tech, either as a first career or a career change, you would be wise to consider the reality of the market and where you might find a fit.


A Glass Act

Oct. 5 -Jan. 5, 2003

Don't miss "Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright," which will make the Orange County Museum of Art its only West Coast stop on a five-city national tour. The exhibit features 50 original windows by the architect, including examples from the Hollyhock House in L.A. and the Avery Coonley Playhouse in Riverside, Illinois (pictured), as well as prints and photographs.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under age 16.

Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach. (949) 759-1122


Information from Westways Magazine


Steve Tobin's "Naked Earth" - Earth-Related Bronze Sculptures

October 5, 2002 through October 2003

Natural History Museum and Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits

From the site...

A major art exhibit of twenty-four monumental bronze sculptures by artist Steve Tobin will go on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits beginning October 5, 2002.

Tobin's "Naked Earth" marks the first time that either museum has exhibited art on such a grand scale, and also the first dual exhibition between the sister museums.

The exhibit is an expanded version of the highly successful exhibit of the artist's Earth Bronzes on the grounds at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and Montefiore Park in West Harlem. The exhibits include African Termite Hills, Bone sculptures, Forest Floor pieces and the artist's signature piece, titled Roots.

Friday, September 27, 2002


The Fillmore and Western Railway will start its Pumpkinliner excursions to the pumpkin patch on October 5. There is a preview ride on Oct 4 when you can get a free pumpkin up to 5 lbs.

Thursday, September 26, 2002


28th annual Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival

(Different events each weekend)

Historic Faulkner Farm opens wide its gates to provide a month long celebration of their own special brand of country fun and Halloween magic! Located in the heart of the beautiful Heritage Valley, it is a beautiful drive through miles of citrus groves, well-tended farmland and majestic mountains.

Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch features:

* Many ACRES OF PUMPKINS to choose from - tiny to giant.

* Lots of FARM ANIMALS on display.

* 25 varieties of winter SQUASH, INDIAN CORN, MINI-PUMPKINS and GOURDS.

* SCHOOL TOURS available every weekday with reservations.

* HAYRIDES around the farm and historic Faulkner mansion and gardens.*

* HAYSTACKS to climb and sit on. Good photo opportunity!

* COUNTRY FARM STORE with handmade goodies and gift items - open every

* MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT on the weekends, 12 noon to 4pm

* Giant SUNFLOWER forest!

* FACEPAINTING every weekend!*

* PONY RIDES every weekend by Buckaroo Pony Rides!*


* Laird's Delicious TRI-TIP BBQ and ROASTED CORN - available on weekends.

* Look what's Popping Now - OLD FASHIONED KETTLE KORN - popped all
weekend long!

*Additional fee required

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Happy 100th Birthday, Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter's creation turns 100 this year. Many of us grew up listening to Peter's adventures stealing carrots from Mr. MacGregor's farm.

You can find a
complete list of Peter Rabbit Books
on Amazon via the WelchWrite Bookstore.

Take some time to re-visit Peter, for yourself and, perhaps, for your children.


Internet Explorer 5.2.2 for Mac OS X

From the Microsoft Web Site...

Internet Explorer 5.2.2 for Mac OS X

Whether you're searching for information, tracking online auctions, or browsing Web pages, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X makes it easy to make the most of the Web. With Mac-first innovations such as Internet Scrapbook, which lets you collect pictures, receipts, and more Internet Explorer makes the Web easy and fun. And perhaps best of all, it's free!

This latest version, version 5.2.2, provides all the latest security and performance enhancements for Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS X, including the security vulnerability described in this Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-050. It also provides support for the new Quartz text smoothing feature provided in Mac OS X version 10.1.5 and later, so text on your screen is easier to read.


Fine Art Santa Barbara

October 5 - 6

Courthouse Sunken Gardens: 1100 Anacapa Street

$5/person for all weekend pass


From Set to Screen

SAT 10/5 9:30am

Paramount Ranch

Illusions and hard work turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk to discover movie magic and the history of Paramount Ranch. 1hr NPS


WODOC and the Movies

SAT 10/5 10am

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Tour the former sites of many movie and TV productions. See how the industry helps preserve nature. 2hrs WODOC

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

What I'm Reading...

Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for writing.

A great little book to get your creativity flowing. No secrets here, just tons of wonderful ideas that make you think.
Simplicity: The New Competitive...


Pet Owners Are Less Stressed When Cat, Dog Present

I knew there was a reason I have cats. I can only imagine how stressed I would be without them. (SMILE)

Monday, September 23, 2002

Palm Springs Walks in the News

As our 2nd Season of Palm Springs Walks gets underway, The Desert Sun in Palm Springs has written about our walks.

Walk and dine on this historic Palm Springs tour
By Maureen Daly
Special to The Desert Sun
September 20th, 2002

There are no celebratory restaurant names imbedded in sidewalks along the Palm Springs "Walk of Stars" route but historical restaurants and preserved dining sites after definitely stars of Palm Springs Walks, walking tours of historic Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley.

Read the entire article by visiting The Desert Sun.

Career Column

Career-Op: Always thinking, always watching

by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Due to the events of the last 12 months, business ethics, especially in high-tech have been on my mind quite a bit. We have seen ethical lapses approaching the level of those in 1929, but the effects of these lapses has gone far beyond those of the notorious stock market crash. As companies have become larger, the effect that they have on the economy, both good and bad, grows tremendously. Worse still, small lapses in ethics can grow exponentially. There is no telling the damage you might cause if you arenâ??t constantly vigilant of your ethics, especially when regarding your high-tech career.


Paint Outdoors at Paramount Ranch

WED 10/2 9a-2p

Join fellow artists to paint, sketch or just watch. Bring art materials,
lunch. TOPAW

Sunday, September 22, 2002


MAC OS X Security Update

Security Update 2002-09-20 updates the built-in Terminal program to resolve some security issues.

Available via Software Update

Via Macintouch

Friday, September 20, 2002


LA Arts Open House

October 5, 2002

Over 150+ events throughout Los Angeles. Free admission to all museums on Museum Row. Visit the web site for a complete list of events. A complete PDF document (799K) is also available.

As part of the LA Open House...

Craft and Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd.

International Festival of Masks

Parade of Masks, Continuous dance, music and storytelling, International Crafts, creative activities for children and adults, International Foods

Thursday, September 19, 2002


StuffIt Expander 7.0 Update

This is one of the most useful utilies in the entire computer world. Once you install Stuffit Expander, you will no longer have trouble opening and installing downloaded files, regardless of the source. It understands nearly every file compression format under the sun and works like a charm.

Also available for Windows.

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

What every good computer geek wants for Christmas this year?

I caught this earlier today in a few online news sources, but my buddy, Daniel Harlow reminded me again this evening.

Perhaps this is exactly what your favorite computer geek might want for Christmas?

In case you can't tell from the picture, this is a Firewire hub that allows to expand the number of Firewire devices you can attach to your computer.

Douglas and Rosanne on the town

A few months ago we attended an Alumni event for our old college, Bowling Green State University (BGSU). There was a reception and a private tour of the Getty, where the event photographer caught this picture of us.

Click on the picture for a bigger image.

Macintosh Updates - OS X 10.2.1/iTunes 3.0.1

The following updates are now available using Software Update on your Macintosh.

The 10.2.1 Update delivers enhancements and improvements to the following applications, technologies and components: Mail, Image Capture, Help Viewer, graphics, printing, networking, Rendezvous, Kerberos, USB, FireWire, SCSI device compatibility and includes additional Digital Hub peripheral device support.

For detailed information on this Update, please visit http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n107036

iTunes for Mac OS X lets you build and enjoy your personal digital music library on your Mac. This third generation of iTunes adds powerful new tools to help organize, personalize, and experience your music collection, including Smart Playlists, My Rating, Sound Check, and many other exciting features. iTunes 3 also supports Audible spoken word content so you can listen to best-seller audio books and premium publications on your Mac and iPod.

Tuesday, September 17, 2002


If I may indulge in a bit of self-promotion. Palm Springs Walks is beginning its 2nd season on October 5th, 2002. Here is all the pertinent information.


Palm Springs Walks is gearing up for the start of their second season offering guided walking tours of the city's historic downtown district. Palm Springs has been a gathering place for eclectic and artistic souls for decades.

The two-hour, one-mile leisurely walks tell the stories of pioneers like Nellie Coffman, who started the legendary Desert Inn in 1909; architects like Stewart Williams and Albert Frey who specialized in the Palm Springs Modern style found in many local homes and businesses alike; and, of course, the many celebrities who sought the sun and fun of a city so close to the studios that they could almost commute to work.

Highlights include the bed and breakfast where legendary lovers Gable and Lombard spent their honeymoon, the hideaway inn where they stayed before their marriage and the Plaza Theatre, winter home to Jack Benny's radio hour and now the site of the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies.

You'll hear stories about the Courtship of Harpo Marx, the legend of the Tahquitz witch and how a divorced beat singer named Sonny Bono ended up a Republican in the State Senate. If you've always wondered what drew so many diverse characters to this oasis in the desert, come walk with us!

Walks start on the weekend of October 5th. The Winter Rate is $20 per person with walks leaving at 10:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information or to make your reservation go to http://www.PalmSpringsWalks.com or
call (760) 341-2048.


Macintouch is reporting today that we should see an updater for OS X 10.2.1 available sometime today or tomorow, probably available via Software Update. A tech note was published by Apple but withdrawn soon after Macintouch linked to it. The details of the tech note are available at Macintouch.

Monday, September 16, 2002

What I'm Reading...

A Home for All Seasons

How to Make the Most of Your Workday

The Venture Cafe : Secrets, Strategies,...

Birders: Tales of a Tribe

Design of the 20th Century

Check out more book recommendations in the WelchWrite Bookstore


Living History Program

Sunday, September 22nd

1 PM to 3 PM

Los Encinos State Historic Park

Encino, CA

Traditional music, children's games and domestic skills are demonstrated by costumed docents.

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Not without you

by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

The high-tech career market is a rough place to be right now. There is no denying it. Jobs are scarce and those that are mainly entry-level or low-paying contract jobs. Tech workers who were making six figure salaries are now scraping by, trying to pull together enough clients and projects to stay afloat. It may seem that the bottom has dropped out of the high-tech market, but there is hope. Regardless of how much money is spent on flashy technology, it is worthless without you. Technology does nothing but sit in a corner until you and your skills make it do something amazing. Don’t let the hard times get you down.

FREE Sunday Concerts In The Park at Peter Strauss Ranch

September 22, 2pm - 4pm

Toni Janotta

Singer Toni Janotta brings her quintet to Peter Strauss Ranch. Come hear jazz in her straight-ahead, vocalese style. INFO: 805-370-2301.

In cooperation with the National Park Service

Complete listings and directions

Saturday, September 14, 2002


Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles Presents

2002 L.A. Chinatown Moon Festival

Saturday, Sept., 21, 2002

12p.m. to 9:00p.m.


Castelar Elementary School 840 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Lion Dance, Food - Games - Rides, Entertainments Chinese Cultural Dance, Chinese Opera, Acrobats, Magic / Stunt Show, Hula Dance, Dough Dolls Moon Cake Demonstrations & much more...

Art & Craft Booths, Moon Viewing, Sampling of Moon Cakes & Hot Tea, Meet 2002 Miss L.A. Chinatown Queen Tiffany Liu & Court, Free Drawing - Cathay Pacific Airways' Round Trip Ticket to Hong Kong

Bring family and friends!!!!

Friday, September 13, 2002

What I'm Reading...

Gardening With a Wild Heart: Restoring California's Native Landscapes at Home

The Big Book of Business Games:...

The Natchez Trace Historic Trail in American History

The Turk: The Life and Times of the famous 18th Century Chess-playing Machine

Home Idea Notebook: A Design Guide for Every Room

Making More Plants: The Science, Art,and Joy of Propagaton

Throwing Fire : Projectile Technology Through History


From the Skirball Center Web site ...

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures

September 20 — January 5

Free for children under 12

Often described as the "Picasso" of children's books, Maurice Sendak (b. 1928) has written and illustrated more than 100 books and has won every major award in children's literature. He is credited with introducing a new style to the genre, one that explores dark themes while empowering child characters to overcome adversity and fears. Much of his work is autobiographical, based on the experiences and memories of his Jewish immigrant family—the sights, sounds, and smells of Brooklyn in the early 20th century.

Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures explores the creative process behind Sendak's legendary work. The exhibition features many of the artist's original drawings, sketches, notebooks, family photographs, music, videos, and letters, along with interactive components, designed to foster an appreciation of books and reading. Young visitors can sail in Max's boat (Where the Wild Things Are, 1963); slide into a giant-size soup bowl (Chicken Soup with Rice, 1962); relax with a book on Rosie's Brooklyn stoop (The Sign on Rosie's Door, 1960); or create Wild Things.

Sendak Stories at 3:00 p.m. daily

Organized by the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta, Georgia. Many of the images in this exhibition are facsimiles taken from original art in The Maurice Sendak Archive housed at The Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia.

Thursday, September 12, 2002


Saturday, 9/21 5:30pm

Franklin Canyon Ranch

Autumn Equinox

Hike Celebrate the Autumn Equinox in Franklin Canyon. Hike up a moderate trail, discuss seasonal changes and identify planets and constellations. Meet at the lower ranch parking lot. Binoculars optional. 2.5hrs WODOC

Saturday, 9/21 7pm

Franklin Canyon Ranch

Nearly Full Moon Hike

Explore the canyon by moonlight on a moderately strenuous hike. Look and listen for nocturnal wildlife and enjoy a spectacular view of the city from atop the canyon. 2hrs WODOC

Saturday, 9/21 7pm

Charmlee Wilderness Park

Full Moon Hike

An evening hike through the park under a full moon. All ages welcome. Reservations required 3 1 0 - 3 1 7 - 1 3 6 4. 2hrs CWP

Saturday, 9/21 7:30pm

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Night Crawlers

Bring your kids and disappear into the evening shadows. Listen to how Franklin Canyon comes alive on this adventure-stalking night hike. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Adults required to participate. 2hrs WODOC

Saturday, 9/21 7:30pm

Coldwater Canyon Park

TreePeople’s Full Moon Hike

Explore Coldwater Canyon Park at night during this popular docent-led hike. After hiking the trails and viewing the valley lights below, enjoy a taste of entertainment in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre. Reservations required 818-623-4866. 1hr TP


8th Annual Kern River Valley TURKEY VULTURE FESTIVAL

September 27-30, 2002

Festival Headquarters: 

Audubon-California's Kern River Preserve and South Fork School

Weldon, Kern County, California

The Kern River Valley Turkey Vulture Festival celebrates the height of fall Turkey Vulture migration through California's "Valley Wild", the Kern River Valley . One of the two largest known migration sites in North America (north of Mexico) - Thousands of  Turkey Vultures were counted during 2001's 4-day festival. The entire 2001 count period from from September 1st through October 20th, tallied a total of over 20,000 Turkey Vultures. The magnitude of the migration over this southern Sierra Nevada count site is awe inspiring.

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Sunday, 9/15 10a-5p

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

Satwiwa Sundays

Visit the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. A Native American guest host or a ranger will answer questions. FOS/NPS




9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

From the web site...

IN MEDIEVAL times the great Benedictine abbeys of Europe often encouraged agricultural and crafts Feyres, where artists, craftspersons, patrons, and paupers all gathered just outside the cloister walls to wonder at that comingling of human ingenuity with the splendor of God's creation which we call "Art". Continuing this venerable tradition, the monks of Valyermo offer an Arts and Crafts Festival on the monastery grounds during the last weekend in September, where artisans and craftspersons from all over the Southland display their products in a setting where both good food and entertainment, as well as the consolation of the Sacraments are provided.

ADMISSION to the Festival is free; however a $4.00 donation is requested for parking. Ceramic plaques produced at the monastery are prominently displayed; as is their designer, Fr. Maur Van Dooerslaer, O.S.B., who is available to autograph his work. The Art Gallery and open-air shows include exhibitions of painting, sculpture, and photography; other displays include pottery, jewelry, and wood and glass crafts.

FOOD BOOTHS, cafeterias and restaurants provide a wide variety of cuisines, from Mexican and Chinese food to hamburgers, chicken, and ribs. Babysitting for children ages 1 to 3 is provided free of charge; and children can also visit the petting zoo. Tour groups are welcome; and the parking fee is waived for tour buses.

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Monday, September 09, 2002


Make an animated movie

My friend, Jo Ann, forwarded the info on this neat Discovery Channel site. You get to choose the characters, location, script and soundtrack for a short animated film and the site generates the action. You can even email it to a friend.

Sunday, September 08, 2002


Sunday Concerts at Peter Strauss Ranch

We spent this afternoon enjoying the sites and sounds of this ranch, in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. Previously owned by actor Peter Strauss, the property has been part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area for many years.

The Sunday Concert series hosts a wide variety of musical styles. Today's artists was an autoharpist named Bryan Bowers. He was an excellent musician as well as a gifted storyteller.

The concerts are held in a rustic amphitheater, so it is best to bring your own chairs and/or blankets to sit on.

If you want to make a day of it, there are several hiking trails in the park that lead you to wonderful ridge-top views.

Information on activities in the Santa Monica Mountains is available from the link above.

Saturday, September 07, 2002


Antelope Valley Indian Museum

The museum re-opens this coming weekend after its regular summer hiatus. I have been wanting to visit for some time, but have never made it.

On Saturday, September 14, there will be a ground blessing at 11:45a. Fry bread will be available for purchase and some Native American vendors will be in attendance.

I would love to visit on this day, but we are already committed to another event. Would there be any interest in picking a date for a WelchEvents visit this month or next.? If necessary we can also wait until later in the year. The museum is open until June.

More information is available at the URL above, but here is a small introduction from their web site.

A Short History

The Antelope Valley Indian Museum stands against towering rock formations in the Mojave Desert. The large boulders become a portion of its interior while timbers from Joshua trees cover supports for its roof. This folk art structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors will find the history of the Museum and the collections it houses both colorful and varied.

Friday, September 06, 2002


Manhattan Beach Arts Festival

9/8, 10AM-5PM

Downtown Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach Blvd and Highland Ave

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


From Digital City.com..

An annual cultural event for all ages, the Manhattan Beach Arts Festival features 30 diverse booths and free workshops to create art from all genres and disciplines. Much more than just an art festival, the weekend is filled with musical performances and dance instruction, strolling street performers and plentiful food booths from local restaurants. The festivalâ??s focus is to provide a day of creativity for people through the process of making art. All the supplies are free, and no art is for sale. Kids and grown-ups who still have the kid spirit get their hands dirty making a wide variety of artsy items -- and their faces dirty too from the strolling face painter.

More info available via link above.

What I'm reading...

Wild LA: A Celebration of the Natural...

On the Water: Discovering America in a...

The Nature of the Book: Print and...

The Tea Book: A Guide to Black, Green,...


Fiddlin' Down the Tracks

West Park Auditorium, Tehachapi, CA, D Street

September 20, 2002 to September 21, 2002

Old time fiddle contest.


The Art Galleries of Silver Lake, Echo Park & Los Feliz are pleased to

Art Crawl 5

Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th, 7 to 10 PM
Saturday, September 22, 12 to 7PM

Invitations will have a map of the area and the gallery locations clearly marked. For a copy, visit www.ceart.com/artcrawl, stop in at La Luz de Jesus gallery, or call 323-666-7667 for a faxed copy.

Art Crawl 5 features 22 galleries in Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park, showcasing an art scene as diverse and intriguing as the communities from which it has emerged.

The free three-day event on September 19-21 provides insight into the dynamic neighborhoods where the future of art in Los Angeles is taking shape in all forms: lowbrow, highbrow, erotic, folk, outsider, photography, industrial and performance.

Art Crawlers will discover several new galleries and exhibition spaces as the area's profile continues to rise and attract newcomers. The City of Los Angeles' Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park will also participate by sponsoring a special exhibition in association with the Crawl.

This self-guided tour will explore an art scene that Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel said has expanded "the boundaries for contemporary art fans well beyond the Westsideâ?¦ For viewers, much of the excitement resides in making discoveries, in seeing pieces by up-and-coming artists."

Galleries will be open late on Thursday and Friday night during the Crawl, with many of the venues offering entertainment as well as refreshments and snacks. The tourâ??s expanded daytime hours on Saturday will give Art Crawlers and their families from the Westside, San Fernando Valley and other distant locales plenty of time to enjoy the areaâ??s galleries as well as eclectic shops, restaurants and other attractions.

The Art Crawl coincides this year with the Silver Lake Film Festivalâ??s Fringe Fest, which highlights the intersections of art, community, and film making. More information can be found at silverlakefilmfestival.com/

More detailed information, hi-resolution downloadable publicity images and a map will be posted online at: www.ceart.com/artcrawl.

Information from ArtCrawl press release

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Career Column

Career-Op: Blogging for Business

by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

As a high-tech careerist you are probably familiar with weblogging, a growing trend on the Internet. Weblogs, or blogs as they are usually called, are popping up on every conceivable topic, from quilting to quantum physics. While many of these blogs take on the appearance of an electronic personal journal, blogs can also be used as a business tool to help you build your high-tech career.

Career Column

Career-Op: Trouble

by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

As if your high-tech career wasn't difficult enough, it seems your governmental representatives want to make your work even harder. Recently passed laws and several proposed bills are destined to make it more difficult to keep your systems running, your work productive and your high-tech career on track.



September 8, 2002

Location: on the Beach at Ocean Park Blvd. Time: 11:00 AM

Cost: $FREE

Contact Name: Heather - Phone: 310-305-9645 x2

KelpFest will be held at the park where Ocean Park Blvd. meets the beach, adjacent to the bike path, from 11AM - 4PM. The event is an educational celebration of our local kelp habitat here in the Santa Monica Bay, and educates the community about environmental and marine issues. We invite the public to attend this fun-filled community oriented event which will feature booths of environmental groups, various interactive kids games, activities, and arts and crafts, an extensive Kelp Education presentation, Kelp Food Products, Live Pirates and Mermaids, and non-stop stage entertainment. An environmental car exhibit, surfing demonstration game will also be featured. The event also highlights our 3rd annual Clean Cities, Clean Oceans contest, co-sponsored by the City of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County Department of Public Works. For more information, or to inquire about sponsorship or volunteer opportunies before and at the event, please contact Heather George at 310-305-9645 x2.

Wednesday, September 04, 2002


A Feast of Treasures and Curiosities: The Contents of the Royal Library at Windsor Castle

The Getty Center

Oliver Everett, librarian emeritus, Royal Library at Windsor Castle, gives
an overview of the abundant treasures of the Library--old master drawings,
fans, clocks, jewelry, miniature paintings, maps, and historical
curiosities--which have not been seen by the general public. Presented by
the Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with the Royal Oak
Foundation. Harold M. Williams Auditorium.

09/26/02 7 pm

Link above takes you to reservation form.


Finding the Right Path: Conserving Botticelli's The Virgin Adoring the
Sleeping Christ Child

The Getty Center

Michael Gallagher, keeper of conservation at the National Galleries of Scotland, discusses the conservation of this recently acquired masterpiece. Presented by the Getty Conservation Institute as part of its Issues in Conservation lecture series. Harold M. Williams Auditorium.

Link above takes you to reservation form.

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

What I'm reading...

Practicing the Power of Now: Essential...

Making a Literary Life: Advice for...

The Turk: The Life and Times of the...

Big City Junk

Setting Up Shop: The Practical Guide to...

John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do...

Sunday, September 01, 2002


Julian Grape Stomp Festa

September 14th, Menghini Winery

2 Tons fresh picked Grapes for stomping, Italian band, local foods, beer & beverages, handful of wineries, musicians and crafts. $5/person, free parking.


FREE Sunday Concerts In The Park at Peter Strauss Ranch

September 8, 2pm - 4pm

Bryan Bowers

In his hands, the autoharp takes off on amazing flights of notes and chords, bringing to mind a full orchestra. Bryan mixes a few original songs with some gospel, traditional tunes and funny modern songs. Info: www.topangabanjofiddle.org/summer_concerts.html or 8 0 5 - 3 7 0 - 2 3 0 1

Topanga Banjo and Fiddle Contest in cooperation with National Park Service


Saturday, 9/7 10am

WODOC and the Movies

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Tour areas which have been the sites of many movie and TV productions. See how the industry helps preserve the environment. 2hrs WODOC


Saturday, 9/7 5:45pm

Twilight Marshmallow Hike

Charmlee Wilderness Park

An evening hike through the park. Hike ends for stories and roasted marshmallows. All ages, bring your own marshmallows and skewers. Reservations required 3 1 0 - 3 1 7 - 1 3 6 4. 3hrs CWP