March 2016

In this Month's Issue...
"Why My Park Matters" Contest | Colma CPF Photography Workshop | Malibu Point National Register Nomination | Yosemite Trademark Dispute | WCAPT 2016 Conference | and more!

CPF News

Nominations open for 2016 Preservation Design and President's Awards.

The early deadline for Preservation Design Award nominations is May 5th. Complete a PDA nomination here. President's Award nominations due June 24, 2016. Download the form here.

If you missed out special webinar, "Submitting a Successful PDA Nomination," you can find the recording here

Youth Art Contest to Be Featured at Annual Conference.

The California Preservation Foundation and the National Park Service accepted entries from California high school students on the theme, "Why My Park Matters" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service.
CPF Received 22 entries from students across the state. Register for the conference to see the winning entries in the exhibit hall and registration area.

Gladding McBean Tour Sold Out!

CPF members were treated to a members-only tour of the stunning Gladding McBean workshop in Lincoln, CA on February 12th. The tour was sold out! Photo gallery coming soon.
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Advocacy & Updates
Around the State



Colma - A uniquely Californian necropolis

CPF and Cypress Lawn Heritage Foundation are offering an exclusive opportunity to learn all of the functions of your advanced digital camera and create sweeping, well-lit images of one of the largest, most renowned memorial parks in California. Register here.



Support needed for Malibu National Register site nomination

Described as the “world’s original perfect wave,” Malibu Point was the benchmark location for performance surfing through the mid-1960s. Now, Malibu Point is looking to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places but needs your support to get there. Email CPF for more information.


Yosemite change of park concession ownership

Since 1993, New York-based Delaware North has been running park concessions in Yosemite. Now, a new company out of Philadelphia has taken over and made changes including removing historic names, logos and signage that Delaware North claims it trademarked and is seeking payment. Read more.

Statewide Events

41st Annual California Preservation Conference

At the Presidio, San Francisco on April 16-20, 2016. Fifty sessions, workshops, tours, and special events. Register before the early deadline.

50th anniversary of National Historic Preservation Act

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 2016, the Heritage Documentation Programs reflect upon over eighty years of documentation while also honoring the cultural legacy of each state in the nation. Learn more.

WCAPT 2016 Annual Meeting - April 23

Join WCAPT for the 2016 Annual Meeting at Taliesin West in Scottsdale. This event will cover this past year's accomplishments, introduce new Board members, and a look into the future of WCAPT. Learn more and register here.

Public Meeting to Kick Off Jewish History Context

March 13 at American Jewish University from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

The Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources invites all community members to the launch meeting for the Jewish historic context statement, part of the city's multi-year SurveyLA project. 

Students Selected to Present at the 41st Annual Conference

We are pleased to announce the winners of the student abstract competition for the annual preservation conference. Winning students will present their session after the plenary on Tuesday, April 19.

Congratulations to the winning submissions!
  • Examining the Racialized Landscape: Historic Preservation and the Japanese Hospital | Kristen Hayashi, UC Riverside
  • "The Swing was a happening place:” Popular Music, Memory, and Place | Nicolette Rohr, Riverside, CA, UC Riverside
  • The Future of Adaptive Reuse in Downtown Los Angeles Kevin Easterling, Cal Poly Pomona
  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-cultural Impact of Recent Demolitions in Portland: Sellwood Moreland as a Case StudyTerra Wheeler, University of Oregon
  • Engaging Ewa Villages, Hawai'i: Connecting Past to Present Megan Suster, UC Riverside

CPF Education





We thank our Annual Sponsors for supporting CPF's Educational Programs throughout the year

Architectural Resources Group | Cody, Anderson, Wasney Architects, Inc. | ELS Architecture & Urban Design | Evergreene Architectural Arts  | Garavaglia Architecture | GPA Consulting, Inc.  | Historic Resources Group | IS Architecture  | Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc. | Page & Turnbull  | Simpson, Gumpertz, & Heger  | TEF Design | Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
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