July 2016

In this Month's Issue...
2016 Preservation Design Awards | Centennial of National Parks Service | Sacramento Zoo Entryway Preservation | LA Times Building May Be Torn Down | Advocacy Alert | and more!

CPF News

33rd Annual Preservation Design Awards - Sept. 29

Save the date! California Preservation Foundation has announced the date and location of the 33rd Annual Preservation Design Awards.

This year's awards will be held on September 29 at The Arboretum in Garden Grove, California. Registration details to come soon on the CPF website.

Live Broadcast: Tips & Tools for Environmental Review - July 20

Join us for the live broadcast of our next workshop in Mill Valley, California. Attendees will leave this workshop with a fundamental understanding of the CEQA process, including pitfalls, dos and donts, effective public consultation and the recently enacted AB52.

Continuing education credit is available for joining during the duration of the webinar from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.

Learn more and register here.
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Advocacy & Updates
Around the State



Route 66 to Unveil the First U.S. Public Solar Road

Missouri is rolling out a set of energy-generating photovoltaic pavers along a section of Route 66, marking the first energy-saving panels installed on a public route in the U.S.


Buyers of LA Times building intend to tear down and rebuild site

Home of the LA Times since 1930, the prominent downtown building may be torn down and rebuilt for more modern offices and retail locations. While the sale has not been finalized, the building's lease is up in 2018 with potential to renew.



Sacramento Zoo to bolster historic entryway

Issues with roofing of the Sacramento Zoo's entry have allowed for temporary braces to be installed, bolstering the 1961 iconic architectural forms in an attempt to preserve the structures for the short term. City inspectors determined that there were structural problems relating to dry rot and exposure. No long term preservation plans have been set. Learn more.


Preservation Events


History and Context of WPA Murals at the SF Maritime Museum - July 28

National Park Service Ranger David Pelfrey will introduce the art and artists of New Deal-era federal arts projects in San Francisco, using the Bathhouse Building as a case study. Learn more here.

L.A. Historic Neighborhoods Conference - October 15

Save the date! The Conservancy and the City of L.A. will showcase the latest practices and topics in neighborhood conservation. Tickets available soon.


100th Birthday of the National Park Service

On August 25, the National Park Service turns 100.
The National Park Service and National Park Foundation are working closely with partners and stakeholders across the country to ensure that the Centennial is more than a birthday, recognizing and celebrating the achievements made over the past 100 years.


Advocacy Alert: By-Right Housing Bill

CPF is monitoring a budget trailer bill introduced by Governor Brown ("Streamlining Affordable Housing Approvals") that would make certain multi-family housing projects 'by-right." Approval would be ministerial if these projects meet specific criteria. 

CPF contacted legislators, committee chairs and senior staff in the Governor’s office to exempt historic resources from the bill. The bill was amended to include exemptions for buildings listed on the National Register and California Register, but it did not include other historic resources, such as those designated at the local level. CPF is continuing to monitor this issue and will update you as the bill progresses through the legislature.

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