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This Month's Meeting:

Montrose Search and Rescue

Monday, May 15th 7:00pm
La Crescenta Center for Spiritual Living
At the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta

They find lost hikers, locate crashed airplanes, dig skiers out of the snow, pull people out of crashed cars and crawl into mines. They are physically fit and highly trained. They are fearless in the face of danger. They are also our friends and neighbors, and they are volunteers.

Since 1947, the Montrose Search and Rescue team have been serving our community. Come and meet some of these brave and selfless community members, and hear thrilling tales of their most memorable rescues!

This Month's Events:

Urban Exploration! The Remains of the Red Car Line.

Saturday, May 13th at 11:00am

Los Angeles is strewn with artifacts from what was once the greatest mass-transportation system in the world, the Red Car trolley line. Urban explorers can find old track beds and foundations of station stops everywhere. Corralitas Red Car Trail in Silver Lake is just such a place. It was once the main line from Glendale to downtown Los Angeles, but is today a forgotten piece of real estate, with bridge footings and secret stairways fully intact amongst the weeds. We will be starting at the site of the Fletcher Viaduct, a spectacular 450 foot long wooden train trestle, which is now a Los Angeles Historic/Cultural Monument. Our guide will be Charles Fleming, LA Times columnist and author of "Secret Stairs: A Walking Guide to Historic Staircases of LA" and other books about exploring Los Angeles. He will have books to sign and sell.

Meet at Home Restaurant, located at the intersection of Riverside and Fletcher. It sits directly below what was the Fletcher Viaduct. Park on the street, as the restaurant's parking is valet. You can have lunch here after the hike!

As usual, bring water, a hat and sturdy shoes. The hike is a 2 mile loop.

Please RSVP to Mike Lawler at lawlerdad@yahoo.com or 818-441-4223.

Regular meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the the Center for Spiritual Living, formerly known as the La Crescenta Church of Religious Science located at the intersection of Dunsmore and Santa Carlotta.

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