Did you know that director Alfred Hitchcock once had an estate in the foothills above Saratoga, a residence that impacted the script for his classic film “The Birds”? That crooner Bing Crosby helped fund a local youth center in Los Altos? That the Santa Clara Valley was once home to an extensive electric interurban rail system used by early 20th century commuters?
Learn fascinating Bay Area facts, trivia, folklore and more at the first Gamble Member Event of 2023: True Tales from Around the Bay Area with Robin Chapman.
Please join us Wednesday February 8, 2023 at 3 p.m. in the Carriage House for a talk with local author, historian and columnist, Robin Chapman, who will discuss her newest book, about the history and people of the place we call home: The Valley of Heart’s Delight: True Tales from Around the Bay ( History Press 2022).
Whether you are a newcomer to Silicon Valley or have lived here forever, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to enrich your appreciation of our local area.
This FREE event is for Gamble Garden members only. Click here to become a member.
About The Author
Robin Chapman grew up in Los Altos and now lives on the California coast in El Granada. She had a long career as a Washington DC journalist, returning home to care for aging parents. In addition to her books and freelance articles, she now writes a column on the Santa Clara Valley for the Los Altos Town Crier.
Robin’s first book, California Apricots: The Lost Orchards of Silicon Valley, remains a perennial best seller for The History Press. Robin also spoke here at Gamble about her second book Historic Bay Area Visionaries, in 2019. The book included information about cannery magnate Thomas Foon Chew, grandfather of Gamble member Dr. Gloria Hom.