February 21, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Author David Boulé To Discuss The Orange At Free Library Event Tuesday:

Ripe with history, juicy with anecdotes, and deliciously illustrated, author David Boulé will be in Santa Monica this Tuesday evening to present a talk on the history of the orange.

Known as the “Golden Fruit,” Boulé will discuss how it has come to be the symbol of a dream that is California in his book “The Orange and the Dream of California.”

The free talk will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Annenberg Community Beach House.  

In 176 full-color pages and more than 250 images, Boulé shares the fascinating story of the orange’s impact on the culture – historic, financial, and, yes, romance – of California. And at the same time, he will show and tell the vivid tale of citriculture – the complex and captivating world of growing the orange and its juicy cousins.

History lovers will marvel as Boulé traces the orange’s origins back to Southeast Asia, and links the roots of its influence on California all the way back to Califia, a fictional warrior queen whose name became bona fide history.

From its earliest days, the dream of California has been that it is a place of plenty, of potential, of personal opportunity.

Orange and California have built on one another for centuries to feed the imagination and conjure a compelling fantasy that nurtures our universal desire for beauty, health, enchantment, reinvention, and peace.

A third-generation Californian who has roots in both the southern and northern parts of the state, Boulé has a lifelong fascination with the history, culture, achievements, and uniqueness of his home state.

For decades he has scoured the country in pursuit of items and information relating to the California citrus industry.

A career in marketing communication has given him particular interest and insight into how the orange helped enhance the image of California.

His collection includes historic photographs, hundreds of postcards, rare advertising and marketing materials, books, newspapers and press clippings, records, posters, journals, and personal papers, along with many California orange-themed souvenirs and promotional items.

Materials from his citriculture collection have been featured in several museum and library exhibits, and he has frequently lectured on the topic.

The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica.

To reserve your space for this free event, register at www.eventbrite.com/e/angel-city-press-the-orange-the-dream-of-california-with-david-boule-tickets-10917798429.

For more information on the event, call 310.458.4904 or email BeachHouse@smgov.net. For more information about the book, visit www.angelcitypress.com/products/orng.

in News
Related Posts

“20’s/20s” Exhibit at ARCANE to Showcase Emerging Artists’ Work

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

The Featured Artists Were All in Their Twenties During the 2020s ARCANE Space is set to host an exhibition showcasing...

(Video) If Not Now Los Angeles Protest at Vice President Kamala Harris’ Home in Brentwood

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

The group held a Shiva or Jewish mourning ceremony as a protest. @smmirrornews If Not Now Los Angeles Protest at...

Atmospheric River Update for Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Malibu for February 19

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

Road Closures, Mudslides, and Heaviest Rainfall of This Storm Still on the Way The City of Los Angeles intensified its...

A Sustainable “Air Taxi” Service Will Operate Out of West L.A.

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

Based on Images and Videos, the Aircraft’s Design Mixes a Helicopter With an Airplane By Zach Armstrong Los Angeles is...

Upcoming “Liquid Grooves” Concert Will Have Ocean and Sea Theme

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

Compositions Include “Pacific Grooves” by Tyler S. Grant and “Water Reflections” by Yukiko Nishimura The Emeritus Concert Band of Santa...

Los Angeles Gears Up for Another Slow-Moving Storm: Residents Urged to Prepare

February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

National Weather Service Issues Flood Watch for Los Angeles County Even though Los Angeles County is still recovering from the...

Downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean can be seen from this Nearly $50M Palisadian Home

February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

A movie theater, waterfall and infinity pool are among its amenities.  By Zach Armstrong A seven bedroom Palisadian estate with...

Two Bedroom Santa Monica Condo Lists for $9.5M

February 18, 2024

February 18, 2024

Originally established in 1928 and meticulously reconstructed in 1996, El Tovar By The Sea stands as an architectural masterpiece Originally...

(Video) Ghost Kitchen Kitchen United MIX has closed on Third Street Promenade

February 16, 2024

February 16, 2024

The Kitchen United MIX Location in Westwood is also closed. It’s a Wingstop Now. @smmirrornews Ghost Kitchen Kitchen United MIX...

Pacific Coast Highway In Western Malibu Faces Nightly Closures Due to Erosion Until Further Notice

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Caltrans Implements Emergency Measures to Address Ocean Side Shoulder Damage Starting on February 14, a full closure of Pacific Coast...

Fiery Crash Shuts Down Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Near Nicholas Canyon

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Collision and Vehicle Fire Leads to Helicopter Evacuation of Injured Driver A two-car traffic accident resulted in the destruction of...

Council Votes to Advance City Hall Mural Project Focused on Equity

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

The Recommendations Center on Changes to the Mural Display and Surrounding Space The Santa Monica City Council voted on Tuesday...

Los Angeles Culinary Community Mourns the Untimely Passing of Chef Jonathan Whitener

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Tributes Pour In for Co-owner of Here’s Looking at You and All Day Baby By Dolores Quintana After the announcement...

Tickets on Sale, Breweries Announced for 2024 Firestone Walker Beer Fest

February 15, 2024

February 15, 2024

Festivities kick off on Thursday, May 30 The highly anticipated Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest returns to Paso Robles in...

Ghost Kitchen Pioneer, Kitchen United MIX, Abruptly Shuts Down All Physical Locations

February 14, 2024

February 14, 2024

Partnership with Kroger Ends as Kitchen United Shifts Focus to Software Business Kitchen United MIX, the ghost kitchen that made...