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Orange County Placemaking Roadshow: Costa Mesa

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OC Fair & Event Center, Centennial Farm

88 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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The Placemaking Roadshow provides creative and cultural opportunities for the diverse cities of Orange County.

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A special event featuring conversations and performances with Mary Adams Urashima, Jonelle Strickland, Chef Noah Von Blom, and Chef Daniella Malfitano.

For more information about programs and guests please visit: heritagefuture.org/placemaking-roadshow

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Mary Adams Urashima is a historian and author of Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach. She chairs the grassroots preservation effort to save the Furuta Gold Fish Farm and Wintersburg Japanese Mission property in Huntington Beach, known as Historic Wintersburg. Mary identified and named the historic property, which was designated one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2014 and one of America’s National Treasures in 2015. Historic Wintersburg marks more than a century of Japanese American history and represents pioneer arrival and settlement in the American West, Orange County’s agricultural history, pioneer achievement, and the struggle for civil liberties. Mary is a former journalist and freelance writer, with thirty years in media, governmental and public affairs.

Jonelle Strickland teaches research writing and first-year composition in the School of Criminal Justice at California State University Long Beach and in the English department at Santiago Canyon College, respectively. She is proud to be a Dreamer Ally and an advocate for all of her students.

Chef Noah von Blöm is best known for ARC, an American Roast House focused on presenting home made foods using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients and artisan-crafted products that deliver original flavors into every dish and cocktail. After opening ARC in 2013, he gained national attention as one of the “most important restaurants to open in America this decade,” according to renowned food journalist, Brad A. Johnson. Blom’s open kitchen demystifies the culinary process and serves to empowering the community with visible transparency and the use of quality, whole ingredients and tried techniques are presented in dishes that do not focus on one particular type of cuisine, but instead on simple, fresh and global flavors.

Chef Daniella Malfitano is an integrative nutrition health coach, author of nine cookbooks, host of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, and creator of the new YouTube channel My Choice Kitchen. With over fifteen years experience in restaurants and culinary media, Chef Daniella is passionate about spreading joy by teaching kids and adults how to make healthy choices in the kitchen.

Jake Bernard is a Los Angeles musician. His beach-pop sound has been described as “intoxicating” by Huffington Post penman James Gadsden, as it meshes the more colorful sides of Jason Mraz and John Mayer. This, combined with the incredible impact living in Philadelphia had on him, led to his release of “City of Love” – a critically acclaimed anthem for, and love letter to, the community. On November 12, Jake debuted “this,” a moving first-dance ballad about two people who experience everything and grow old together – dedicated to his cousin Emma and her husband Daniel who were married the night before.

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The Placemaking Roadshow provides creative and cultural opportunities for the diverse cities of Orange County. This traveling program is designed to inspire our neighbors with visual, performing, and literary arts at the intersection of technology, science, history, and health.

Please email (heritagefuture.org/contact) as soon as possible with any questions or specific accommodation requests. For more information please visit heritagefuture.org/accessibility.

This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edu, library.ca.gov and calhum.org.

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