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This tour will be lead by volunteer Steward-Caretaker, Kristin Sabo, and she will be accompanied by an LA Park Ranger. The tour will begin at the parking lot on Mineral Wells Drive and the tour will "hike" the .25 miles up the hill to the nearly five-acres of shady rest stop for Griffith Park's hikers and equestrians. Pack a lunch to eat in the garden with your fellow Los Angeles explorers!
Amir Dialameh first came to appreciate nature as a child during hiking trips in the Alborz Mountains of Iran. He immigrated to the US in 1963, after which he noted, "I was intrigued by the volunteerism that built this country... people doing things instead of relying on the government." So, for over 30 years, Amir planted pine, jacarandas, rose bushes, geraniums, oleander, and yucca that grew into the beautiful oasis it is today. Though Amir has died, the oasis is maintained by a group of volunteers. For more information and more specific directions to the parking lot, check here: http://amirsgarden.org/index.html
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LA Commons builds community by validating the importance of local narratives, enhancing the sense of belonging felt by a broad range of stakeholders and encouraging stronger ties between the people and places of Los Angeles. Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods. This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.