Video Killed the Radio Star

Cronies of non-cronyism,

All is well at Cabrillo.  It’s summer and we are getting an increased flow of visitation.  Thanks to all ya all who are out in the field and providing much-needed and appreciated visitor contacts.  We are moving ahead.  NPS Cabrillo had a good collaboration meeting with CNMC, CNMF, and VIP representatives last Sunday.  During that meeting, the surprising July rains came and we were high on petrichor so we smiled and laughed in the moment.  Thanks for helping  push our boulder along!

Move to Improve Challenge (2014): Elevate Your View, Healthy and Sustainable Parks Day, August 9th

We are still looking for a few helping hands for this day.  Thanks to those that have already RSVP’d.  We have a blood drive, obstacle course, and other logistics that we could get you involved with.  If you would like to help out please send me an email with “hill repeats” in the subject line. 

 Open Tower, August 25th  10:00 to 4:00

Bring the stories of ye Old Point Loma Light to life as visitors eagerly wait to claw their ways up to the lantern.  Assist in the flow, provide history, or dress to the nines and provide some colorful interaction with the visitors.  If you think you are not up to snuff with your factoids, we will have a lighthouse continuing education session on August 24th at 6:30pm.  We will BBQ, play some old timey music, and put wrinkles in our brains.  If you plan to help for the 25th I strongly recommend you come out for the 24th to get refreshed and have a good old-time with the lighthouse as our backdrop.  If you can come to the events please email “Point Fermin” in the subject line.

Festival of Sail, August 29th through September 1st

Once again our partner the Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts the Festival of Sail.  We have our standard booth set up and if you would like to help please let us know.  We traditionally break these into four-hour shifts (you can power the entire day if you want) and during your shift there is time allotted to go aboard the ships with our exhibitor pass.  If you would like to help out on any day please email me with “PCF 816” in the subject line.

TPERP Training September 20th and 27th

Calling all tidepool lovers.  Our annual TPERP training is set and Bonnie and the TPERP committee have a good line-up this year.  Please spread the word on this and we look forward to seeing your participation at the training.  To RSVP please email Bonnie with “Algae Vs. Plant” in the subject line.

Cabrillo Fest September 27th/28th

It is the season and the events for the fest are all lined up.  It is also the season for folks to enjoy discourse of Cabrillo’s origin.  Cabrillo comes into our historical records in 1510 as a ten-year old and that’s the best we have of an origin stories for this Iberian.  If Portuguese or Spanish historians find that birth certificate, then we can get to the specifics.  The race is on.  If you would like to help (looking for about 4 folks) with the commemoration (setup/take down of chairs mostly) on Saturday September 27th at 2:00 or want to help us on Sunday September 28th at the Submarine Base (setting up, outreach, breakdown) please email me with “My Fellow Iberian” in the subject line and we can work out a schedule.

Fall Festival at PLNU Saturday October 25th 10:00am to 2:30

Fall is coming in a trimester so we need to get organized to prepare for the festivities. If you would like to help for the event we are looking for two folks to help us outreach at PLNU.  Please email me with “Phineas Bresee” in the subject line.

Lecture Series

We look to the 2015 schedule to fill up our Series.  If you have any ideas or know of any folks that can put wrinkles in our brains please pass their information on to me.

August 7th, 6:30pm, Cabrillo Geo

Engineering geologist Michael Hart takes us on a virtual geologic tour of the peninsula.  We are set up for a birds-eye geological overview of the formations that make up the sand we stand on.  Also, learn about land uplift rates and how faults and landslides affect buildings/complexes.  If you would like to attend please RSVP with “horst block” in the subject line.

What’s in a Name?

Deadline for you to email me is August 3rd. Please send emails with “Zina Langa” in the subject line by the end of this month.

New Shirts

The new shirts came in so if you do not have a shirt please let me know and we can hook you up.  Also if your shirt has been kissed too many times by the sun, is frayed/ripped or just not the best, you can trade it in to become more vibrant.

Your VIPVoice

Impatient and can’t wait for my next tome to know what’s going on in the park?  Then subscribe to VIP Voice by clicking the “Follow” button to the right, and you’ll automatically get an email with the latest and greatest info about the park.  (Don’t worry, we won’t flood your inbox—we typically publish one to three posts a week.)  Want to contribute to the VIP Voice?  Then click the Contact Us link above.

Rails to Trails

Do you remember your days of riding the rails?  When things were E.P.I.C. in California and Guthrie was thinking about the Garden of Eden?  Well, Cabrillo is taking the lead to head up the Pacific Surfliner Rails to Trails program.  This means we jump on trains and interpret southern California history.  Sound interesting?  We are looking for a couple of volunteers that might want to help with this program.  We need a longer term commitment from you and participation in a variety of training is required.  If you can commit to this and are interested please send me an email with “Don’t throw Mama” in the subject line.

Our Friends, Supporters, and Partners

Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy

Walk when the Blueberry Moon is Full on August 10

Sunset will be at 7:39 PM and the Blueberry Full Moon will rise at 7:34 PM. Come to Cabrillo National Monument to enjoy this wonderful special after hours event and support San Diego’s only National Park.

Members free, all people in a member’s car free, public (non-members) $10 per passenger vehicle. The $10 can be applied toward CNMC membership for 30 days after the event. Sign up today to become a member to save throughout the year on this event and other special after hours events like this one.

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Get your party on with the MMSD for a festive Fandango event.  With the San Salvador as the backdrop this should be a lively party.  It is also a fundraiser for the San Salvador

The San Diego Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum is currently offering discounted vouchers for blue whale watching cruises on weekends between now and August 31.  Learn more at

Coming to theNAT on January 17, 2015 is a new permanent exhibit titled Coast to Cactus in Southern California.  Go check it out when it opens; you can pick up some good continuing education credits on this one.

Looking forward to something,



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