Historical Society Talk to Feature “History of Potrero Canyon”

This was Potrero Canyon at Friends Street before the City started infilling the Canyon.

After a long hiatus, the Pacific Palisades Historical Society will once again offer live programming at Theatre Palisades on Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m. with a presentation featuring the history of Potrero Canyon. This free program is open to the public and rekindles the Lorraine Oshins Memorial Lecture Series, in honor of the late PPHS president.

Drawing on photos from the Historical Society collection, curator Randy Young will recount the long and tortured saga of Potrero, from its Long Wharf days in the 1890s to its ultimate transformation into George Wolfberg Park in December 2022.

Young, who collaborated with his late mother, Betty Lou Young, to produce six books related to the history of Pacific Palisades, will be introduced by Historical Society board member Patrick Healy, who had an illustrious career as a television newsman, notably with NBC4 in Los Angeles.

Reservations for the lecture are not required, but for planning purposes, please RSVP to pacpalhistoricalsociety@gmail.com. To help ensure everyone’s safety, please wear a mask to the lecture. The PPHS website is www.pacificpalisadeshistory.org.

At the start of the George Wolfberg Park, in Potrero Canyon, one can chose from two paths on either side of the center of the canyon.

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