As of June 13, there have been three updates to the events at our hotel:
- We have swapped the original July 6 “Meet & Greet” for a special July 7 evening presentation with long-time traction videographer and historian Harvey Laner. Harvey will trace the evolution of Los Angeles’ rail transit scene from the Pacific Electric and steam railroads to today’s modern and ever-expanding Metro Rail, Metrolink commuter rail, and San Diego light rail networks.
- The Hacienda Hotel is now offering us one complimentary, full hot buffet breakfast per room each day on the mornings of July 6 through July 11 in place of the skimpy “Grab ’n Go” breakfast described in our original flyer. For two people in a room, one person gets the complimentary breakfast; the other will pay the regular $14.95 plus tax, which can be charged to the room bill.
- The Annual Banquet will be a buffet rather than a plated dinner. The banquet will still feature all the entrees on our original list of selections — steak, chicken, and salmon — but the hotel’s layout is such that a buffet will allow both the dinner and keynote presentation to occur together in the same location and allow for an enhanced selection of food items.