Listen to an interview with Friends of The Ballona Wetlands executive director Lisa Fimioni, who shared the story on the founders mission to save one of our last open spaces on the west side. You'll then hear the story about The Underwood Family Farms located on the outskirts of of the valley in the town of Moorpark, where you can celebrate a country-style Harvest Festival with the whole family.
This month I'll take you on a journey to explore two cultural treasures in Southern California. We'll first stop in Crystal Cove located in Newport Coast to hear how 43 beach cottages where saved by a woman named Linda Davick, who grew up spending summers by the sea with her family for more than 40 years. Her mission helped preserve this historic district from being transformed into a resort hotel. Today you can rent a charming beach cottage for a family getaway any time of year.
We'll also visit a cultural landmark in Hollywood which sits on top of a hill with spectacular views of the city, the mountains and the Griffith Park Observatory. The historic Hollyhock House was Frank Lloyd Wrights first project in Los Angeles and is now an architectural treasure open to the public. It offers visitors more than just an opportunity to tour the property, there are also many summer events including wine tastings, movies on the lawn, an art center offering programs year round and live theater. Listen to the story of how this unique house came to life in the early 1900's and has been preserved for us to enjoy.
Theatricum Botanicum & Cornell Winery
This month I took you to two special places located in the beautiful canyons of Topanga and Malibu. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon is a magical place to see an outdoor Shakespeare performance or live musical event. The Cornell Winery & Tasting Room is a hidden treasure and tasting room located in Malibu offering quality wines as well as fine art, gifts and jewelry.
Listen to the story and background of these two unique "Treasures of The West".