Spring Newsletter
All About  Oakridge
A Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument
Former Property of Barbara Stanwyck and Jack Oakie
 April 2018

Park meadow looking south
Park meadow looking south to Lemarsh Street.

Oakridge Estate Park 
Construction Continues



park construction crew with new tables
Construction crew working on walking trail at
 southwest corner of Oakridge Estate - 1/18
 







Start of walking trail
Start of walking trail - 1/18





Walking trail near Wilbur Creek - 1/18
Photos Courtesy of Patricia LoPresti

Funds Continue to GROW for 
the Oak Tree Campaign!

Our first fundraising campaign to reclaim the beautiful landscape that once graced the Oakridge Estate is headed towards success.  Thanks to the generosity of San Fernando Valley residents, pledges from several local Neighborhood Councils, and the friends and family of Barbara Stanwyck, we are over 50% towards our goal to Help Bring the Oaks Back to Oakridge!


2017 rear of residence
Rear of Oakridge residence
Photo Courtesy of Shel Mosk
  www.shelmoslk.com
Expanded Website to Launch Soon

Friends of Oakridge was formed to preserve and promote the Oakridge Estate after the historic-cultural landmark was purchased in 2009 by the City of Los Angeles. Soon after, the question became: How should Friends effectively share the diverse and fascinating story of the mysterious structure at the top of the knoll hidden behind large pine trees and overgrown bushes? For decades thousands of Valley residents traveling east and west on Devonshire Street were curious and wondered . . . what lies at the end of the winding driveway behind the spiked, wooden gate with a No Trespassing sign? 
 



WIX homepage 2.18
Coming Soon!  Website homepage has a new look!

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Spotlight -
Stanwyck's Luck of the Irish

Barbara Stanwyck's rise to prominence as an actor had nothing to do with luck and everything to do with hard work and determination.  In belated honor of St. Patrick's Day, we explore a few of the Irish influences in Stanwyck's life - some lucky, some not.

Frank Fay, Stanwyck, Eddie Kane   The Stolen Jools 1931
Frank Fay, Barbara Stanwyck  Eddie Kane The Stolen Jools  (1931)

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