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Genealogical & Historical Events
​Interest to Los Californianos

The activities listed below are presented solely for the information and convenience of our members and their listing here does not constitute an endorsement by Los Californianos.




When: April 8-10, 2022 – Register For Event Here 

Los Californianos Spring Meeting: April 8-10, 2022, in Martinez, CA

Event Locations: Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard (home of William Welch Wines) 1820 Franklin Canyon Rd. (Free parking in open lot across the street)
& WWWines Tasting Room-   NW corner Main & Las Juntas (Parking map in packet)

Directions: Easy access from the North- I-80 S to 680 S, or from the South, I-5 N or 99 N to 580
E, to 680 N. Take Hwy 4 West. For Winery- Exit Alhambra Ave, make left on Alhambra, proceed
under overpass, then Right on Franklin Canyon Rd.

Lodging: Best Western John Muir Inn—Special group Rate $104/night+tax, Comp.
Breakfast and self- Parking included. Use password: Los Californianos
445 Muir Station Rd, Martinez, CA 94553. Front desk phone: (925) 229-1010

Other lodging nearby (Martinez): Quality Inn—3999 Alhambra Ave. (925) 228-7471,
Super 8 Wyndham Martinez—4015 Alhambra Ave. (925) 372-5500,
Muir Lodge Hotel (Motor Inn Style) 3930 Alhambra Ave. (925) 228-3308
May offer continental breakfast of some sort, but a great donut shop is located nearby!

Restaurants: Downtown Martinez has tons to offer; Taco Daddy’s (11-9 daily),
Sal’s Family Kitchen (F-6a-2p, S&S-7a-1:30p), Slow Hand BBQ (F-Sat-11a-9p, Sun 11a-7p) all on
Main St., Firehouse Brew & Grill (F&Sat-11a-10p, Sun-11am-9p) on Escobar, just to name a few

Planned Schedule

Friday, April 8, 2022
3:00-8:00 pm. Registration— Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard *
3:00-8:00 pm. Hospitality Patio— Rancho Las Juntas Vineyard
3:00-8:00 pm. Traveling Genealogy Library— Tasting Room @ Main & Las Juntas *
Dinner on your own
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Breakfast. On your own
9:00-3:00 pm. Traveling Genealogy Library— Tasting Room @ Main & Las Juntas
9:00-Noon. Registration— Tasting Room @ Main & Las Juntas
10:00-5:00pm. Martinez Adobe (Located on John Muir National Historic Site and hiking
trail)—4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA. 94553
11:00-3:00 pm. Martinez Museum (Borland House)—1005 Escobar St., Martinez, CA.94553

6:00-7:00pm. Happy Hour— Las Juntas Vineyard veranda (Wine available for purchase)
Period Attire encouraged, we will be be having a contest for Best Dressed!
7:00-10:00pm Dinner Buffet—Tri-tip w/Madeira Glaze and horseradish on side, Chicken w/
Dijon sauce, Mash Potatoes, Asparagus, Zucchini au Gratin, Salad, rolls/butter. Iced Tea.
Vegetarian option: Grilled Veggie Lasagna. Dessert: Mini Cheesecake, Mini berry Crisp Tarts

Sunday, April 10, 2022

9:00-Noon. Breakfast Buffet Meeting—Scrambled eggs w/cheese, Bacon, Sausage, Country
potatoes, French toast casserole, fresh fruit, coffee, juice——Tasting Room @ Main & Las
Juntas. Speaker: John Lorenzana #1733
Opportunity Drawing— Please bring contributions

***Please contact Denise & Bob Venegas: dandrewson@yahoo.com , OR call or text
(209)217-4472, if you can volunteer at the registration table or Library




  EVENTS in 2021



When: October 22-24, 2021

Los Californianos Fall Meeting: October 22nd-24th, 2021 in Frazier Park/Lebec


Headquarters: Holiday Inn Express                            612 Wainright Road, Lebec, CA 93243    Phone: 661-248-1600

Password is Los Californianos

Directions:  From the north take I-5 South or Hwy. 99 South, exit at Frazier Park Rd. and turn right on Wainright.

From the south take I-5 North to Frazier Park Rd. and turn left, then right onto Wainright.

Rooms are $115.00 per night+ tax, breakfast is included.  There is a good Mexican restaurant across the road from the hotel, and there are several fast food places on Wainright.


Planned Schedule:

Friday, October 22, 2021

3:00-8:00p.m. Registration- – Hotel Lobby* 3:00-8:00p.m. Traveling Genealogy Library-Kern County Public Library, Frazier Park 4:00-5:00p.m. Basic Early California Population Project seminar, Kern Co. Pub. Library 3:00-8:00p.m. Hospitality Room*

Dinner            On your own

Board of Directors Meeting:   TBD


Saturday, October 23, 2021

Breakfast        On your own

9:00-3:00p.m. Traveling Genealogy Library

9:00-Noon       Registration- -Hotel Lobby

9:00-Noon       Tour of Ft. Tejon, meet in Hotel Lobby to carpool

2:00-4:00p.m.  Tour of Ridge Route Museum (address to follow) 6:00-10:00p.m. Dinner meeting at Kern Co. Library, Frazier Park

Speaker: Bonnie Kane, docent of the Ridge Route Museum, author


Sunday, October 24, 2021

9:00-Noon        Breakfast meeting— Kern Co. Library

Speaker: John Lorenzana, member #1733

Opportunity drawing – Please bring contributions


Meeting Registration (info on website) https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-4464562

*Please contact Lynn Adams at lzdldy@att.net if you can volunteer for Registration Desk or Hospitality Room




The De Anza 245th Celebration Event

When : 06/27/2021
Time : 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Free Virtual Event

Registration Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VBKOe7ccRzC1psJLkqqarg

Program Link:  https://loscalifornianos.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/The-245th-De-Anza-Celebration-Day-Program-for-2021.pdf


Rancho Day Fiesta – San Mateo County Historical Association

The Sánchez Adobe Docents invite visitors to experience life in the 1840s. This family day will focus on what life was like on a rancho in Mexican California.

Cost:  Free Admission with charge for food and crafts

When:  September 18, 2021

TIme:  12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

12:30 PM – Ribbon cutting for Grand Opening of the Sánchez Adobe Interpretive Center Exhibit

Hands-on Activities include:

  • Dance to early California music.
  • Discover bygone trades.
  • Stamp leather and twine rope.
  • Make corn husk dolls and candles.
  • And more make-it-yourself crafts.

Where:  Sanchez Adobe Historical Site, 1000 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica, CA

Link:  https://historysmc.org/rancho-day-fiesta/