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September 4, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Repairs are under way on the historic Orcutt Ranch adobe house in West Hills, with the building expected to reopen in approximately three weeks, a city parks official said Friday. The rest of the 24-acre horticultural site remains open to the public. "The old building is going through some retrofitting," said James Ward, a supervisor with the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department's Van Nuys office.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2000
The annual fruit pick at Orcutt Ranch Park is often billed as a glimpse of the San Fernando Valley's agricultural past. But it is also a window into the Valley's present--and future. Last weekend, as has been the custom on the weekend following the Fourth of July for more than a decade, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department invited the public to harvest Valencia oranges and white grapefruit from the park's orchards.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Sherry Lopata absolutely loves the oranges growing in the orchard at the Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center in West Hills. "The oranges are really sweet and juicy, not like the dried-out ones you'd find in the supermarkets," said Lopata of West Hills. "The oranges are a bit smaller but much tastier."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND
Orcutt Ranch will host its annual Fruit Pick today and Sunday, offering the public an opportunity to harvest ripe Valencia oranges and white grapefruit from the park's orchards. The event, sponsored by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, has been held the weekend after the Fourth of July for more than a decade and draws 200 to 400 people, said Brad Haynes, park supervisor-foreman of the West Valley district. Harvesting hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Historically minded souls who want to hark back to the days when citrus groves blanketed the San Fernando Valley--or perhaps just see some pretty flowers and pick some fresh oranges and grapefruits without trekking too far--will get their opportunity Saturday at the historic Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center in West Hills. The city-owned ranch--at 23600 Roscoe Blvd., between Fallbrook Avenue and Valley Circle Boulevard--will be the site of a fruit pick from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NEWS
August 1, 1987 | ROSELLE M. LEWIS
If you've been hankering for a day in the country and want to pick all the citrus fruit your heart desires for the rock-bottom price of $1 a grocery bag, $2 a full field box, Orcutt Ranch Park in Canoga Park should be on your activity list this weekend. Also known as Rancho Sombra del Roble (Ranch of the Shaded Oak), Orcutt Ranch originally was the summer home of William Orcutt, discoverer of the La Brea tar pits and pioneer Los Angeles oil developer. Now managed by the L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN
"Come on, baby," coaxed one man, with eyes skyward, in the midst of an orchard. "I want you." Roger Peterson of Woodland Hills was talking to an orange. A Valencia, to be exact. Awkwardly wielding a long-handled picker, the 62-year-old grandfather made his first attempt at harvesting oranges, and he was using every bit of persuasion he had.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA
The historic Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for people to pick grapefruit. Run by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the ranch usually opens its orange and grapefruit groves for public picking only once a year during summer. But a surplus of white grapefruit prompted Recreation and Parks officials to allow another day of picking. Participants are urged to bring their own fruit pickers, bags and boxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 2000 | SARAH TORRIBIO-BOND
Orcutt Ranch will host its annual Fruit Pick today and Sunday, offering the public an opportunity to harvest ripe Valencia oranges and white grapefruit from the park's orchards. The event, sponsored by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department, has been held the weekend after the Fourth of July for more than a decade and draws 200 to 400 people, said Brad Haynes, park supervisor-foreman of the West Valley district. Harvesting hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 2000
The annual fruit pick at Orcutt Ranch Park is often billed as a glimpse of the San Fernando Valley's agricultural past. But it is also a window into the Valley's present--and future. Last weekend, as has been the custom on the weekend following the Fourth of July for more than a decade, the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department invited the public to harvest Valencia oranges and white grapefruit from the park's orchards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1999 | IRENE GARCIA
The historic Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for people to pick grapefruit. Run by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, the ranch usually opens its orange and grapefruit groves for public picking only once a year during summer. But a surplus of white grapefruit prompted Recreation and Parks officials to allow another day of picking. Participants are urged to bring their own fruit pickers, bags and boxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
Historically minded souls who want to hark back to the days when citrus groves blanketed the San Fernando Valley--or perhaps just see some pretty flowers and pick some fresh oranges and grapefruits without trekking too far--will get their opportunity Saturday at the historic Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center in West Hills. The city-owned ranch--at 23600 Roscoe Blvd., between Fallbrook Avenue and Valley Circle Boulevard--will be the site of a fruit pick from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1999 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN
"Come on, baby," coaxed one man, with eyes skyward, in the midst of an orchard. "I want you." Roger Peterson of Woodland Hills was talking to an orange. A Valencia, to be exact. Awkwardly wielding a long-handled picker, the 62-year-old grandfather made his first attempt at harvesting oranges, and he was using every bit of persuasion he had.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Sherry Lopata absolutely loves the oranges growing in the orchard at the Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center in West Hills. "The oranges are really sweet and juicy, not like the dried-out ones you'd find in the supermarkets," said Lopata of West Hills. "The oranges are a bit smaller but much tastier."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
Repairs are under way on the historic Orcutt Ranch adobe house in West Hills, with the building expected to reopen in approximately three weeks, a city parks official said Friday. The rest of the 24-acre horticultural site remains open to the public. "The old building is going through some retrofitting," said James Ward, a supervisor with the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department's Van Nuys office.
NEWS
August 1, 1987 | ROSELLE M. LEWIS
If you've been hankering for a day in the country and want to pick all the citrus fruit your heart desires for the rock-bottom price of $1 a grocery bag, $2 a full field box, Orcutt Ranch Park in Canoga Park should be on your activity list this weekend. Also known as Rancho Sombra del Roble (Ranch of the Shaded Oak), Orcutt Ranch originally was the summer home of William Orcutt, discoverer of the La Brea tar pits and pioneer Los Angeles oil developer. Now managed by the L.A.
MAGAZINE
July 8, 1990 | JUDITH SIMS
STARTED in 1920 and completed in the '40s, the adobe house at Orcutt Ranch is now a popular site for weddings. But it's the small botanical garden--eight acres of an eclectic mix of monkey puzzle, bamboo, huge ancient live oak (one is 700 years old, another a teen-ager of 350) and sycamore trees, winding paths, a creek, stone otter gargoyles and a grassy picnic area--that's the real treat. Historical tours are conducted on the last Sunday of each month between 2 and 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1995
* Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center A city park created around the residence of oil geologist and engineer William Orcutt. This 1920s Spanish-style ranch house adjoins a rose garden and grapefruit and orange groves. The park, at 23600 Roscoe Blvd., is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the house is open the last Sunday of each month for tours at 2 p.m.
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