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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.


October 28-30, 2022 in Ventura County, CA

Headquarters: Courtyard by Marriott, 600 East Esplanade Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036

         Directions: From Southern California take the 101 North to Vineyard Avenue, exit

         62A. Turn left and stay in the left lane to turn into East Esplanade Financial Center.

         From Northern California take the 101 South to Vineyard Avenue exit and turn right,

         then immediately move to the left turn lane. 

         Rooms per night: same for 1 king or 2 queen beds, Thursday through Sunday is $139.85

         plus 13.695% taxes. Call Ricky Santos directly at 805-278-5078, or e-mail him at 

        ricky.santos@marriott.com   and use group code LCA or Los Californianos to get the 

        discounted rate. Rates do not include breakfast.

                                 Please make your reservations before October 5.

Sites Nearby: Ortega Adobe, Junipero Serra Statue, and Los Olivos Adobe. Information about these locations, as well as nearby restaurants, is in your registration packet.

Friday, October 28, 2022

   Planned Schedule   (

12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.    Registration, hotel lobby

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Traveling Genealogy Library, Ventanas Room

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.      Hospitality Room, Suite #135

 join us to greet & meet primos & reconnect with old friends. 4:00 PM-9:00 PM Friday, 10/28. Donations appreciated.

 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.      Board of Directors meeting, Executive Board Room

Dinner:                            On your own, ask Lynn Adams for recommendations

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Breakfast:                       On your own

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Traveling Genealogy Library, Ventanas Room

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Morning tour, TBD

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Registration, hotel lobby

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.     Lunch, on your own

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.       Tour of Mission San Buenaventura

                  (2:00 PM, 211 E. Main St. & Figueroa St. Adult fee. Car pool sign up at Los Californianos registration table.) 

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.       Happy Hour, outside of Ventanas Room

7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.      Dinner, Ventanas Room, speaker Diane Kanne, Member # 2120

A Californio’s Retrospective: Opportunity and Adversity in California During the Turbulent 1840’s

 Sunday, October 30, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 12: p.m. Breakfast, general meeting. Speaker from the Los Olivos Adobe

Opportunity drawing – Please bring contributions  


  • seasonal vegetable medley, dessert)

  • Los Californianos Mercado (market) will be open.
  • Questions? Send Lynn Adams an e-mail at lzdldy@att.net or call 1-805-293-9267.

    Make Checks payable to Los Californianos and mail to: PO Box 3050, Santa Clara, CA 95055 – 3050 Or Register

  • at https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-4882709 

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           Los Californianos                                          

                                            Honoring Our Ancestors                      

                               Celebration of the 246thAnniversary                   

                                                  of the Dedication  


                                  El Presidio Real de San Francisco 

                                                     June 26, 2022 

                                               Virtual @ 11:00 a.m. 

  You are invited to a Zoom webinar.  
When: Jun 26, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)  
Topic: Founders Day 2022 
Register in advance for this webinar: 
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

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/




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