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“History Talks!” Lecture : Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7 PM

Founded in 1769 by Junípero Serra, Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first of 21 missions in Alta California. Locally, with names like the “Padres” to “Mission Federal Credit Union” there is no doubt that the influence of the missions in San Diego is prevalent to this day.  Join us on September 30th at […]

Many Forms of Labor by Many Hands

Many wonder just exactly what a Labor Temple is. It is defined as an organization created for the purpose of improving conditions for those who work, including agricultural, educational, instructive and also, unions. The building is their “temple,” or meeting place. Throughout its long tenure, the Gaslamp’s Labor Temple Building has housed many of these, including unions for bartenders, cigar makers, theatrical employees , hod carriers and the Women Union Labor Leagues.