Rancho Los Alamitos, the “Ranch of the Little Cottonwoods,” is owned by the people of Long
Beach and operated by the Rancho Los Alamitos
Foundation under a public/private cooperative venture. The Foundation is responsible for the public programming, historic preservation and restoration of the site.
The mission of Rancho Los Alamitos is public education. The site and its core educational programs and events are available free to the public. The Rancho Center and recently completed Barns Area restoration provide new opportunities to experience the Rancho – a place for all time and all people. Proceeds from this event support the educational programs of Rancho Los Alamitos.
Valet parking for table sponsors and underwriters. General parking at California State University, Long Beach Lot 11A. Access off Palo Verde Ave via CSULB PRKG
$75 per person/RLA Members $65
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
RECEPTION IN THE NEW RANCHO CENTER
Enjoy the Visitor Orientation video, the Exhibit Room and the Rancho Room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling wall murals and hand-painted floor map. Then stroll out to the barnyard and enjoy ranch-style entertainment and refreshments.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA RANCH BARBEQUE BUFFET
Feast on a California ranching tradition in the
Fred Bixby style, by our Executive Chef Pierre Barit, with an outdoor "Open Spit-Fire Grill" featuring the ultimate tri-tip, (recipe courtesy of Russ Parsons, Food Editor of the Los Angeles
Times), barbequed chicken, ranch-style enchiladas and vegetables on the grill.
12:30 to 1:00 p.m.
COTTONWOOD AWARD PRESENTATION and
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
HOUSE AND GARDEN TOURS (Optional)
Treat yourself to a walk through the Rancho’s
historic gardens, enjoy the blooms and then tour
the meticulously restored adobe-core ranch house.
The Gift Shop will be open.
Cottonwood Luncheon Committee
Jerry Miller, Chair
Gloria Deukmejian, Co-chair
John Hancock, Co-chair
Mary Alice Braly, George Chapjian, Nancy Foster,
Steve Goodling, Randy Gordon, Gail and Jim Gray,
Jim Hankla, Louise Hicks, Russ Hill, Sandy Mayuga,
Lorie and Paul Merrill, Charlotte Mitchell, Heather
Morris, Mike Murray, Chris Pook, Debra Russell,
Harry Saltzgaver, Nick and Patti Sramek, Connie
Sziebl, Mike and Arline Walter.
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