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City of Los Angeles Launches

Do you know of a special place that has architectural, historical, social, or cultural significance in your neighborhood? Visit to share your ideas! is a program of SurveyLA, the citywide Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey project ( is a new and innovative public participation tool that allows you to contribute information about important historic resources in your community. This information is used by professional survey teams as they systematically conduct field surveys over a multi-year period. is currently engaging in the following conversations…

Can you tell us about a place in your neighborhood that makes it special?
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THERE IS NO MEETING AT OLVERA STREET ON THURSDAY JANUARY 5th.  A BOARD Meeting will be held on Saturday January 7th at noon at Bob Lopez’s.  THIS IS NOT a  General Meeting but an important meeting for the Board of Directors President Maria Benitez, Vice President  Paul Guzman, Treasurer Irene Hastings, Past President Bob Lopez  and Jeri.  One of the Board members Bob Smith has sent an email wherein he has resigned as Board Member.  This and other very important items need to be discussed.  We are half way through the process of getting the Suspension taken off of the Corporation.  There is a group of members calling themselves LOS POBLADORES 1781.  They are not our organization and have no business using our name.  And this too needs to be addressed.  I will … Read entire article »

New Breaking News!

We are sorry to inform you that our member Marguerita D. Villa passed away on December 5, 2011.  She was born on March 18, 1913  After suffering a stroke she quietly passed away at Sarah House (hospice care) in Santa Barbara.  She was a 6th generation descendant of Jose Dominguez of Precidio Garrison 1782.She is survived by her Sister, two sons and tow daughters also 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.She was a member of Los Californianos, Los Deciendentes de Santa Barbara and LOS POBLADORES.  The family has asked in lieu of flowers donations be made in memory of Margarita Delbrook Villa to Sarah House  P.O. Box 20031 Santa Barbara, CA 93102 or Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation P. O. Box 1403 Santa Barbara, CA 93102.  No information regarding her services … Read entire article »

November 12th Meeting Cancelled

Hello Pobladores Members.  We have a situation we are working on at the moment and will not have any meetings or activities until the issue is corrected.  Many things are happening right now and you will be kept updated  so we will cancel the November 12th meeting for now.  I hope as many of you as possible will be supportive of tomorrow’s event at Pio Pico’s Ranchito.

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