Past The Mission

I actually picked up on this via Sha in L.A. five minutes before I did off Franklin Ave, but L.A. is turning 225 this year! And, as blog comment superstar councilman Eric Garcetti was superquick to inform us, there’s going to be a party. A party where things will be very historical, at that, because people will be walking from the San Gabriel Mission to where the City was founded – which, I’m assuming, is by Olvera Street. That makes it a total of ten miles, a good morning’s walk. Since I love exploring the city outside of a car, I’m totally in!

EDIT: As one of the commenters reminded me, I totally forgot to add the date/time on the original post. It’s Monday, September 4th, 2006, at 6am, at the Mission.

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6 Replies to “Past The Mission”

  1. For those who can’t be bothered to go over to Shannon’s very lovely site, the actual date for this event is Monday, September 4th at … oh my god! It’s at six in the morning. Can people actually walk that early? Am I embarrassing myself?

  2. I’m open to suggestions from the blogosphere, and will coordinate with the mayor, Councilmember Huizar (who represents Olvera Street), Councilmember LaBonge (LA’s biggest cheerleader) to make this a special anniversary. With more than a few months to plan it, let me know what you’d like to see…

  3. How about a block party in downtown? I think that would rock! We need to have some free / non-corporate sponsor-fest block parties in Downtown Los Angeles.

  4. That would be so awesome! This is definitely a great chance to really get people connected. Maybe we could use the Site Formerly Known As The Not A Cornfield?

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