WAHA E-News 8-28-2006

Don't Labor, Be Happy.

By Laura Meyers

Sunday, September 3 7 - 11 p.m. Seventh Avenue (between Adams and 25th Street)

West Adams Avenues invites everyone to the neighborhood's Annual Free "Jazz In the Avenues" event on the Sunday before Labor Day. Jazzman Michael King and friends return - plus you can groove to the music of an Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble. Bring your own tables, chairs, and/or blankets to sit on - plus a packed meal (or you can purchase tacos from a neighbor). The Avenues will provide some water, soda, and lemonade. Questions? Call Donna Jones, 323-734-6473.

Saturday, September 30

The Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, one of the City's oldest, most historically significant cemeteries, was founded in 1884, and is now home to many generations of Los Angeles' early citizens, representing every race, faith and creed. Every year, WAHA focuses on some of their life stories by presenting a Living History Tour at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, featuring actor portrayals, graveside, of some of the individuals buried at the cemetery.

This year, you will have the opportunity to meet:

*Jonathan Trumbull Warner, an early California rancher
* Laurence Prudhont, a wireless operator and shipwreck victim
* John James Neimore, publisher of The Eagle newspaper
* A. Churchill Harvey Elder, a victim of the L.A. Times bombing
* Louise Peete, a serial murderess

We are looking for volunteer help, as always. If you wish to be of service, please call Suzanne Cooper at (323) 766-0576.

If you plan to take the tour, it does sell out, so please do purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Also, please note: This is an outdoor 3 � hour walking tour over uneven terrain. Do wear appropriate clothing, and walking shoes.

Tickets are by advance reservation only - No walk-ins.

Tickets: $22 general admission, $20 WAHA members (children under 10 free) Additional information: 323-732-4223

Please print out and mail the response form below and a check (made payable to WAHA) to: WAHA Cemetery Tour, 2280 W. 21st St. Los Angeles, CA 90018

2006 Living History Tour Reservation Form

NAME ____________________________________

ADDRESS _________________________________

CITY/STATE ______________________________

ZIP CODE _________________________________

E-MAIL ___________________________________

PHONE (required) ___________________________

No. of Tickets: _____________ Total: $ _________

Indicate 1, 2 and 3 for your first, second and third tour time choices. We will confirm your time via e-mail or post. ___ 9:00 a.m. ___ 9:25 a.m. ___ 9:50 a.m. ___ 10:15 a.m. ___ 10:40 a.m. ___ 11:05 a.m. ___ 11:30 a.m. ___ 1:00 p.m. ___ 1:25 p.m. ___ 1:50 p.m. ___ 2:15 p.m.


Saturday, September 9 2-5 p.m. University Religious Center, University of Southern California, 835 West 34th Street

WAHA fetes its members at a cool 1960s glass building on the USC campus at the organization's first-ever Membership Soiree and cocktail party reception. Eat, drink and learn about WAHA's committees and other volunteering opportunities, and upcoming projects and events. Plus: a gala awards presentation, followed by a Walking Tour of Historic USC, featuring:

* The Doheny Library, built in 1932
* Bovard Administration Building, built in 1921
* Mudd Hall of Philosophy (Hoose Library, est. 1929)
* Widney Hall (Alumni House), built in 1880

More information will be posted soon on WAHA's website, www.westadamsheritage.com. But do mark the date on your calendar, and join us on the 9th!

Saturday, September 16 2 - 6 p.m. 4 - 4 p.m. Afternoon Tea Peace Labyrinth and Gardens at the Guasti Villa, 3500 W. Adams Blvd.

If you still haven't seen the Guasti Villa/Busby Berkeley Mansion, or are eager to return, here's your chance. Peace Labyrinth and Gardens now sponsors monthly "Open Saturday" events especially designed for people who want to visit the historic villa, walk the labyrinth, and enjoy and afternoon in the gardens. No appointment necessary. Tours on the half hour.

Reservations ARE required for Afternoon Tea ($10.00) featuring fresh-made gourmet tea sandwiches, specialty tea cakes, and organic Urth Caffe teas.

To reserve your spot of tea, e-mail programs@peacelabyrinth.org, or call 323-737-4055 ext 127.


We welcome your contributions to the WAHA E-News and West Adams Heritage Association's monthly publication, "West Adams Matters." Please understand that we do have deadlines. Material for the print newsletter should be submitted no later than the 1st of the prior month (i.e.: April 1 for the May issue). If your event is scheduled for early in a month, we suggest you request coverage for the prior month (i.e.: May issue for a June 3 event), because it's entirely possible that not all of our members will have received their newsletter by then (we do try hard�). We reserve the right to edit submitted material. For the WAHA E-News, we prefer to only send it out once or twice a month, circa the 5th and the 20th. Please don't wait until two days before an event to let us know about it. It may not be sent out. EXCEPTION: If you suddenly hear of an important city hearing or other public meeting that is important to West Adams, we will endeavor to send out a special bulletin. Submit your material to Laura Meyers, editor, lauramink@aol.com