July 2001 Events

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JULY 1  SUN
NEWSLETTER EVENT SUBMITION DEADLINE

Time to submit all those great events for the upcoming Aug/Sept Newsletter! Send events to Sam Ramirez, Outing Chair, via email (Samsclub1@yahoo.com). TO AVOID CONFUSION, PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY WRITEUPS—EITHER BY E-MAIL OR SNAIL MAIL—TO THE NEWSLETTER EDITOR. ALL WRITEUPS MUST GO THROUGH THE OUTINGS CHAIR.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 4  WED
O: FIREWORKS VIEWING FROM MISSION PEAK

Celebrate the 4th by viewing fireworks from the hills above Granada Hills. Bring water, boots (optional), binoculars & cookies to share. Leaders prefer eating Mrs Fields (her cookies, That is) 4mi, 800' gain. Meet 7 pm at trailhead. Take 405 N, exit Rinaldi West, Balboa North, go Left on Westbury, Right on Daryl, Left on Neon Way to the end. Rain Cancels. Leaders: David Hyman, Martin Tatz.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 5  THURS
NEWCOMERS MEETING -- Himalayas, Nepal, and the Everest Trail

Come see what our great Sierra Club Section is all about! Meet new people and learn about future activities. Program includes Guest Speaker and Slide show by Dilip Khatri. Free admission and refreshments. Burton Chace Community Center, Marina Del Rey. Take Marina Fwy (Hwy 90), then left and to the end of Mindanao Way. Meeting starts at 7 pm.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 7  SAT
O: NEWCOMERS HIKE

Want to meet active people in their 20s & 30s and discover the great outdoors?  Join us for this introduction to our fun section.  The hike is approx 5 mi, 800’ gain on one of our favorite trails, ldr’s choice.  Meet 9:30 am at WLA rideshare pt.  Bring lunch, 1 qt water, sturdy shoes, daypack, sunscreen, and light jacket.  Rain cancels.  Ldrs: Jeff Breakstone, James Eble.
carpool points, leaders' contacts, explanation of abbreviations, etc.

JULY 8  SUN
O: MT. ISLIP

R U 2nd N 2 Hw Kdz CMnic8 On Fonz 2dy? CLd Tx MSgng  Im Vry %-(  Okay, we’ll try to be less opaque and keep the dialect simple.  Hike of 7 miles, decent 2200' vertical gain up Mt. Islip in the San Gabriel mountains; good panoramic views on clear days (Hmmm, you’ll have to take your chance on that last point).  Meet 9:30 am at the Azusa rideshare point (at the market on Azusa Ave & 9th St., north of Foothill Blvd in Azusa).  Alternatively, meet us around 10:30 am in the dirt parking lot at the furthest, northern end of the Crystal Lake recreation area, at the end of Highway 39 coming up from Azusa.  Bring 2 quarts liquid, lunch, and hiking-style boots.  Is this crystal clear? Leaders: GARY CROW & STEVE HAN
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JULY 9  MON   OCSS / 20s & 30s
C: 6:30-10:30 PM ANNUAL SUMMER DANCE—MONDAY NIGHT FEVER!

The OCSS Dance Committee once again invites you to Disco on down to the Summer Dance. Dig out the white polyester suit and platform shoes (leave your lugs at home). Mingle, mingle--Happy Hour starts at 6:30 pm. Ana Juarez and Greg Bales return to entertain us with their musical talents. Learn the disco Line Dance! Then Dance! Dance! Dance! to Rock ‘N Roll with our favorite DJ Bill Reynolds. Please bring your own beverage and we will supply the finger foods. All this for ONLY $10 each. Great Newcomer Event!!!Questions? Contact Judy Harp (949-651-9524) Jharp@uwmc.com Co-Hostesses: Margareta Sanders, Lynn Heath. Bring a friend! Costa Mesa Community Center, 1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa [55 Fwy S (ends at Newport Blvd), Right on 19th, cross Harbor Blvd., Left at Park Ave. Center located on right side next to library.]
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JULY 15 SUN
O: BRIDGES AND MANSIONS OF PASADENA CONDITIONING WALK

Get a workout and have fun to on a 1 ½ hour conditioning walk through the treelined scenic side of Pasadena.  We will walk along the Arroyo Seco and under a historic bridge and take notice of many historic homes.  No beginners or tigers please.  Meet on the corner of California and Orange Grove Boulevards at 9:30 am  From the 210 fwy, exit at Orange Grove, head south about 1/2 mi. to Calif. Bl.  From the 110 fwy exit Orange Grove and head north about 1 ¼ mi. to Calif. Bl.  Bring comfy walking shoes and water.  Rain cancels. Ldr: Grant Langan Asst: Dan Pacholski
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JULY 16  MON
C: ROCK CLIMBING

LA Rock Gym (310-973-3388, 4926 West Rosecrans Blvd in Hawthorne) will give instructions on how to climb in the Gym, as well as offer the belayers. The charge is only $15 per person for two hours with the lesson and belayer. (Gear will be provided, and waivers are to be signed by all participants.) Meet at 7 pm for climbing, After climbing we will have a potluck, so bring a potlock item to share. For more details and to sign up for a potluck item call Host: Craig Telljohn (310) 749-7156, e-mail: cteljohn@aol.com
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JULY 20-22 FRI-SUN
T: SAILING CRUISE TO SANTA CRUZ ISLAND SEA CAVES AND SANTA ROSA ISLAND

Explore the islands, enjoy challenging hands-on sailing, hiking, snorkel, dinghy.  Food is $30 additional paid at the boat.  Limited space.  Send resume of sailing experience (even if none), one large SASE, d&n phone, $135 (140 non-mem) made to Sierra Club.  Send to reserv: PETER LAUBE. Leader/skipper: GARY VIDOR. Other skipper: GEORGE NAJEMNIK.
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JULY 21 SAT
O: CO-ED SOFTBALL

No experience necessary, spectators welcome.  Warm-ups/practice 4 pm. Game time 5 pm on Diamond #1 or #4 at Granada Hills Rec center, 16730 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, corner Petite & San Jose Sts. (from 405 exit W on Devonshire 1 1/2 mi. N on Petit 1/2 mi).   Bring softball equipment, $2 fee & ice chest w/your favorite non-alcoholic beverage; optional postgame pizza.  Rain cancels.  Leaders: DAVE HYMAN, MATT VARIOT, RICK FARBER.
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JULY 21  SAT
C: HOLLYWOOD HOT SUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM ROTATIONAL DINNER DANCE

Celebrate the first official summer of the 21st century with a rockin' summer dinner-dance at the elegant Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Festivities begin at 6 pm w/happy hour mixer activities; next, a multi-course gourmet dinner where the gentlemen rotate to different tables between courses. Then, dance late into the eve to the sizzling tunes of our own DJ, Dancin' Dan Pacholski. Dress wild, dress to impress. Cost incls happy hour (no host bar), mixer activities, food, music, dancing & party favors. Ltd seating; deadline for reserv/refunds 7/14. Send chk for $45 w/SC# ($50 non-SC mem), incl d/n phones, choice of chicken/salmon/vege dinner, 1 biz-sized SASE to Reserv/Host: GREG FRANZ [please contact by e-mail: swingcrash@aol.com], 571A North El Molino Av, Pasadena 91101; co-hosts: RON DOMASH, JEFF BREAKSTONE
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JUL 28  SAT
O: LOUIE OF A LUAU: BOLSA CHICA SURF ‘N SAND EXTRAVAGANZA VII

This is the seventh installment of our infamous beach bash, and with the economy hitting a bit of a rough patch, it’s time to forget your dot-com/dot-gone troubles and have some fun in the sun! As always, it will be another day (and nite) of non-virtual revelry and debauchery - not to mention a lot of beachin' food! Wear your latest and loudest Hawaiian shirt, grab a bottle of the high priced, designer water and scooter on down. We'll provide bonfire, dinnerware & drinks. You bring something to throw on the Barbie, a delicious pupu platter (potluck item) or dessert for 5, plus bch gear for the day and warm clothes for the nite. Volleyball and beach fun 'til you drop; sand castle bldg, best Hawaiian shirt, limbo, and other contests. Music, dancing, late nite fun! Fun starts noon (earlier is OK); BBQ around 5 pm. Cost is $5, plus $6 for pkg. Conservation fundraiser. Bolsa Chica State Beach is N of Huntington Beach, in OC. From LA, go S on 405 Fwy past Long Beach, start to take the 22 Fwy eastbound exit, then IMMEDIATELY exit on Bolsa Chica Rd (exit is off transition ramp). Go S approx 4 mi to Warner Ave and turn R and go W to Pacific Coast Hwy. Turn L and go S on PCH to bch entrance. From OC, go W on 22 Fwy until just before the 405; exit Valley View and go W (rd becomes Bolsa Chica); follow above directions -OR- from south OC, go N on 405 and exit Warner Ave. Go W to PCH. Turn L and go S on PCH to bch entrance. Look for signs, balloons & tiki torches toward N end of bch. Ldrs: JAMES EBLE, JEFF BREAKSTONE
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JULY 29   SUN
NEWSLETTER MAILING PARTY

Help us send out the next newsletter while visiting with friends both old and new.  Be one of the first to know about the upcoming adventures of our section!  Some food provided, but please bring a potluck item to share.  The festivities will begin at 6 pm for this slightly administrative, yet very social, event.  Host: ALEX LAMB, 8383 Stewart Ave., Westchester, (310) 645-8166. (See our website for updates and location changes!!)
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