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130,000-Year Old Archeological Site

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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  • Registration for all attendees

The registration includes a Family Style lunch as listed in the event description.



Phi Beta Kappa Alumni in Southern California Alpha Association

is pleased to present:

Spring Program 2019 and Annual Meeting

Dramatic Discovery of a 130,000-Year Old

Archeological Site in San Diego!

Luncheon: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Grove 

189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90036

Registration: 11:30 a.m., Lunch: 12:00 noon, Program: 12:30 p.m.

Human activity in North America 130,000 years ago?  Nine-foot tall Terror Birds in California?  These are dramatic discoveries Dr. Larry Vescera and Susan Vescera worked on, which pushed back the record of early humans in North America by well over 100,000 years!  After the Vesceras retired in 2010, they moved to Borrego Springs, CA and became certified volunteer paleontologists in the Paleontology Society of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.  In this presentation they will discuss their work, focusing on the 130,000-year old Cerutti Mastodon site in San Diego, subject of a 2017 Nature article, and the identification of a Terror Bird (Phorusrhacidae) fossil in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

Prior to lunch, a brief Annual Meeting will be conducted to elect Councilors.

A Family Style lunch will allow all guests to enjoy an extensive selection of classic menu items to suit all tastes, including two Appetizers: Sausage and Peppers, or Tomato Caprese; Italian Tossed Salad; and three Entrees: Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes and Basil; Tilapia, Lemon and Herb; or Mushroom Ravioli al Forno (vegetarian).  Desserts include Tiramisu and Fresh Fruit Plate. Also provided: Ciabatta Rolls, coffee, hot tea, iced tea, and sodas. The entire cost of the luncheon is $55. Space for this program is limited so RSVP as soon as possible before May 14, 2019.  Priority is given to dues-paid members. 

Parking (Valet and Self-Park): Maggiano’s valet parking is located directly in front of the restaurant. Valet rate is $12 per car for the duration of the event. Validation for self-parking is provided for 2 hours, but only for The Grove parking structure (not Farmer’s Market). $7 is charged for the 3rd hour and $1 for every additional 15 minutes. For more information, visit: www.Maggianos.com.  Directions available on www.Mapquest.com.

Questions regarding the event: Bette Harris bnapharris@aol.com or 310-994-1252.  On the day of event, the contact will be Margie Templeton at 310-871-0316.


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