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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.



Los Californianos Spring Meeting

May 17-19, 2024 in Santa Barbara County, CA


O’Cairns Inn & Suites

940 East Ocean Avenue

Lompoc, CA.

Call 805-735-7731 to register and ask for Vera or Paige.

Password: Los Californianos 

Directions: From the North take I01 South, to either Hwy.1 South, or Hwy. 246 west. Hwy. 1, & Hwy.246 become Ocean Ave. Hotel is on the left.

From the South take I01 North to Hwy.1 or Hwy. 246.  Both become Ocean Ave. and the hotel is on the left. 

Rooms per night: King rooms are $134.30 Friday night, $142.80 + tax & hotel fees on Saturday night. Double queen rooms are $142.80 on Friday & $151.30 on Saturday night

Complimentary Self-Parking Available.  Breakfast is included in the room rate along with 2 complimentary drinks. If we can get more than 20 rooms booked the rate will go down.

Planned Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2024

3:00 – 8:00 pm           Registration- – Hospitality Room

3:00 – 8:00 pm           Hospitality Room

                                    Dinner on your own


Saturday, May 18, 2024

                                    Breakfast on your own

9:00 – Noon               Tour of Mission La Purisima; meet in lobby to carpool

Noon – 1:00 pm        Lunch on your own                

1:00 – 4:00 pm          Tour of the Lompoc Museum

                                    200 So. H St., corner of Cypress


5:00 – 6:00 pm          Happy Hour – Mission Valley

                                   138 No. B St. 

6:00 – 9:00 pm          Banquet & General Meeting-Events Mission Valley

                                   Opportunity Drawing – Please bring contributions

Special Guest Speaker-  Dr. John Johnson, Curator Emeritus of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Sunday, May 19, 2024

                                   Breakfast on your own

                                   Check Out

                                   Vaya con Dios! Wishing you a safe journey home.


*Please contact Lynn Adams at lzdldy23@gmail.com if you can volunteer for the Registration Desk or Hospitality Room

Questions? Send Lynn Adams an e-mail at lzdldy23@gmail.com or call 1-805-293-9267

Our meetings, and tours are open to the public, but you must complete this registration form. You do not need to be a member to register. 

Online Registration:  https://loscalifornianos.wildapricot.org/event-5690767

Payment and / or mail in Registration to:

Los Californianos/Spring Conference 2024

PO Box 879

Yorba Linda, CA 92885


                                               California History and Genealogy Workshop Series 

A California History and Genealogy Workshop Series, co-sponsored by the California Genealogical Society & Library (CGS) and Los Californianos, will be offered on the second Saturday of the month at 1:00 pm in Oakland, California beginning in May 2024.  Registration details are posted on Eventbrite  (https://www.eventbrite.com/o/california-genealogical-society-5537240243).

Los Californianos, and CGS, members attend for free; non-members pay $10; reservations are required.  CGS is located at 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612, in the Breuner Building, two blocks north of BART’s 19th Street Station.  AMTRAK riders disembark at Jack London Square and take the free Broadway Shuttle to 2201 Broadway.  Free parking is available.  Some programs will be available concurrently live via Zoom.

Workshop Series Dates:

May 11          A Californio Family in Transition: Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo and Francisca Benicia 
Carrillo de Vallejo, 1846-1888; Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz.

June 8              Jose Joaquin Moraga Family & the Rancho Laguna De Los Palos Colorados Grant 

Kent Long.

July 13           To Be Announced 

 August 10     Sylveria Pacheco – A Woman of Mystery and Longevity; Damian Bacich.  

September 14    To Be Announced

October 12         To Be Announced 

November 6        To Be Announced

Los Californianos have started to offer local workshops throughout the State to expand member opportunities for in-person education and genealogical research.  CGS is committed to continuing to providing in-person and hybrid events to showcase its extensive genealogical library and numerous resources on California genealogy and American Ancestors. 

 (Video tour ofLibrary, including California Room at: Explore the California Genealogical Society Library (youtube.com). 

Please contact Terri Taylor, Director7LosCalifornianos@gmail.com, with any speaker 
recommendations you have for our upcoming California History and Genealogy series. .




Saturday, June 29, 2024, 10 am, San Francisco’s Birthday & Arrival of Anza Expedition June 1776

The Presidio of San Francisco, Pershing Square (Arguello Boulevard at Moraga Avenue) 

Descendants of the founding families of the Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition (1775-76) will celebrate the 248th anniversary of the arrival of Spanish soldados de cuera (“leather-jacket soldiers”), men, women, and children, who made the long journey overland to San Francisco and founded El Presidio de San Francisco and Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores).

  • Formal Welcome & Flower Ceremony, Pershing Square by Officers Club.
  • Open to the Public: Period Clothing is welcome (Soldado, Vaquero, pioneer, military).
  • Roll Call of Anza expedition members as descendants commemorate their Californiano ancestors by placing a flower in a special memorial display.
  • TBA: Docent-led tours of Presidio Heritage Gallery in the historic Officer’s Club.
  • View the adobe walls of the original El Presidio de San Francisco Spanish fort, see historic cannons, and learn about recent archaeological discoveries.
  • Luncheon Program – to be determined.

Los Californianos has been the primary coordinator of this traditional event, open to the public, for about
50 years.  Despite the loss of significant funding from the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, we are striving to engage more partners to support and participate in this important annual commemoration.  

Los Californianos Fall Conference: October 2024 – details soon.











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