This year marks the 230th anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles. On September 4, 1781, 44 pobladores marched 9 miles from the San Gabriel mission to the southern end of Olvera Street to found a mission that would later spring into a sprawling metropolis… well, maybe.
The LA Heritage Alliance, a network of over 200 heritage organizations throughout Southern California, is coordinating a year-long series of 230 events starting in September to commemorate the City’s founding on September 4, 1781. More information at the LA Heritage Alliance website.
To start things off, join Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Los Angeles City Council Members on September 4 at Union Station for the procession to Olvera Street. The event will take place from 10:00am until 1:00pm and we are told there will be cake.
For more information on upcoming LA230 events, check out the ExperienceLA Heritage website.