May 2016

In this Month's Issue...
Call for Conference Sessions Open | 2016 Design Awards | Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School | Sacramento Job Opening | Santa Rosa's Largest Ranch for Sale and more!



Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena

DUE June 15th, 2016

The California Preservation Foundation needs your session ideas for the 2017 Conference at Pasadena, as well as our other 2016-2017 programs! This year, all session proposals, for workshops, webinars, tours, and conference sessions are due by June 15th. Submit Your Session Proposal Here.

CPF News

2016 Preservation Design Awards Call for Entries

We invite you to submit applications for the 32nd Annual Preservation Design Awards and the CPF President's Awards, from the smallest project to large sites, sustainable efforts and reports.

Click here to learn more and nominate projects. 

Deadline for submitting nominations is June 1, 2016

The California Environmental Quality Act: How it Really Works

Despite its widespread and effective use as a preservation tool, CEQA is frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted. This workshop will explore CEQA from different perspectives: historic preservation professionals, City staff members, and preservation advocates.

Through a series of case studies, participants will discuss the strengths and limitations of CEQA in evaluating project impacts on historic resources, implementing appropriate mitigation measures, and advocating for historic properties.
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Advocacy & Updates
Around the State



Historic Knights Valley ranch for sale at $39 million

One of Sonoma County’s largest rural properties, a nearly 8,000-acre cattle ranch, is on the market. The 12-square mile property includes a five-bedroom main house of 3,288 square feet and a smaller, original ranch house built in 1882 and restored in 1981. Read more.



Job Opening: Senior Planner

Application period closes Fri. 06/03/16 5:00 PM. Learn more here.


A historic highway that may never reopen

Opened in 1915 and credited by historians with uniting the economies of Northern and Southern California, the notoriously slow and dangerous Ridge Route roadway was once dotted with gas stations, diners, nightclubs and hotels that hosted gangsters and Hollywood stars. Learn more.



Lost Coast Trail to be renamed in memory of preservationist

A 2.3-mile section of the trail that skirts the Mendocino coast near Ft. Bragg will be named in memory of Peter Douglas, the long-time champion of coastal preservation, who served as executive director of the California Coastal Commission and helped write the California Coastal Act. 

Preservation Events


CSUMB Photo Exhibit honors Students preserving Mission San Juan Batista

Through May 13, "Archeology on the Edge of Empire" includes 18 photos capturing the contributions that California State University, Monterey Bay’s students have made to Mission San Juan Bautista during the past 20 years.

2016 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School

The University of Oregon's 2016 Pacific Northwest Field School will be held at Mount Rainier National Park. This 20-year tradition exposes students to hands-on preservation opportunities throughout the American West with themes ranging from historic masonry to backcountry preservation tech research. Learn more here.


The History of the San Gabriel Valley

In honor of National Preservation Month, Pasadena Heritage invites you on Wednesday, May 11th and Saturday, April 14th for a presentation and walking tour of the History of the San Gabriel Valley.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Free Lecture - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 14, 2016, Tour - 9:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

Learn more here.

Fate of Caliente mural on historic San Diego California Theater delayed

A decision on the fate of the large advertising mural in downtown San Diego for the Agua Caliente racetrack was delayed Thursday by the city's Historical Resources Board, until at least June.
The 80-by-40-foot ad is on the west wall of the dilapidated California Theatre, which a developer hopes to turn into a 40-story residential tower.
The sign, visible in much of downtown, has gained support of advocates of preserving historic buildings. Two smaller advertisements are on other sides of the 89-year-old structure on C Street, but received less support.

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

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