On October 25, 2014, APIDC hosted its first Annual Gala at the beautiful Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. APIDC’s Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon the former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, for his role in supporting the historic passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This was a unique opportunity to recognize Mr. Mineta’s many contributions to our country.
San Gabriel Mission dedicated its historic Original Wine Grape Vineyard Project on Thursday, Oct. 23, in mission’s gardens from one of the original vines that started the original wine grape vineyards of the missions in California and supplied many missions with wine in the early mission era. “Like the historic orange tree grove planted in June 2006 in mission’s gardens that came from original trees and is the first original orange tree grove at the mission in decades, this is the first working original wine grape vineyard at the mission in decades,” announced mission Public Relations Director Chuck Lyons.