Yale Class of 1960
Los Angeles Mini-Reunion
October 18 – 22, 2016

Updated information as of 4/26/16


la-mini1Co-chairs, Bill Shipman and Bob Mallano, tell us that they are applying the finishing touches to the Class of 1960 mini-reunion to be held in the LOS ANGELES area, October 18-22, 2016. The group will be headquartered in the newly-remodeled Marina del Rey Marriott featuring spectacular views from the blue Pacific to the City of LA and the mountains beyond. The agenda includes a double-decker bus tour of Hollywood, the entertainment capital of the world! The architecture of the City of the Angels boasts some of the newest and most magnificent buildings of our time – The J. Paul Getty Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry, the all new exotic Petersen Automotive Museum building, and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, to name a few. In addition, there will be private tours of the Huntington Library and Gardens, the famed Warner Bros. Studios. No tour of L. A. would be complete without a visit to the Petersen Automotive Museum, one of the largest car museums in the world featuring cars once owned by Hollywood stars, world leaders, race car champions, the notorious and the wealthy, plus the world’s most expensive car, a Bugatti worth $40 million!

Peterson Automotive Museum

Peterson Automotive Museum



There are a few openings left for this highly anticipated mini-reunion. A great time to catch up with classmates in the picturesque and exciting Greater Los Angeles area. Pete Wells and Jim Taylor join with Bill and Bob in encouraging our classmates to register right away to take advantage of the group rate of $199 per night. To see the full agenda (Invitation) and a list of current attendees appears below.

For further information contact Bill at bill.shipman@intellipower.com or Bob at rmallano@cox.net.


Barrere Clem and Jamie
Colthart James and Jackie Simon
Dell Donald
Duggar Bruce and Lillian
Guiler Douglas and Lana
Hanke Robert and Lynn
Harris Michael and Alison
Jeffery Dave and Sherry
Jones William and Peggy Thomas
Latona Jack
Mallano Bob and Kathy
Pillsbury John and Ellen
Rieger George and Nancy
Rothermel Terry and Kitsy
Shipman Bill and Ronna
Taylor Jim and Lyn
Timenes Nicolai
Wells Pete and Lisa
Weymouth Charlie
Wilkins Howard and Rhonda
Yamin ** newest registrant! Tom and Patti Schulte
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

March, 2016

TO: Members and Friends of the Yale Class of 1960

FROM: Bob Mallano and Bill Shipman, Co-Chairs


We are pleased to announce final plans for the Yale Mini-Reunion to be held in the spectacular City of Los Angeles on October 18-22.

Our challenge in selecting venues has been the overwhelming plethora of sights, activities, and restaurants from which to choose. However, we’ve checked out numerous venues and feel confident that you will thoroughly enjoy the outstanding places and events, both historical and new, planned for your entertainment pleasure.

Get ready for three and a half days of informative and entertaining activities throughout Los Angeles, including the tinsel town of Hollywood, the opulence of Beverly Hills, the lovely community of San Marino, the nautical beauty of Marina del Rey, and historical buildings, side-by-side with modern architecture designed to take your breath away in The City of the Angels.

Since emailing the preliminary itinerary sent out last fall, we’ve made a few changes and upgraded the tour schedule as follows.

Hotel reservations have now been confirmed with the Marina del Rey Marriott, a beautiful and completely remodeled hotel located near the beach with views in every direction. Take a look at Marriott.com/marinadelrey.

TUESDAY the opening night reception and dinner will take place in the Bay View Room located on the penthouse floor of the hotel. You won’t find photos of the Bay View Room on the website because it is Brand New, having opened just last month. The views from the Banquet Room are 360 degrees of magnificence, the Blue Pacific, from Malibu north to Palos Verdes south, and to the East lies the entire City of Los Angeles and beyond. The walls of the Bay View Room are of glass, plus a beautiful outside terrace.

Of course, the rest of the hotel is also quite lovely, with pool, a large patio with fire pit and located in the midst of outstanding restaurants and beaches within walking distance or a short drive.

WEDNESDAY morning we will be transported by chartered bus to the J. Paul Getty Museum, another stunning edifice with limitless views. We will be guided by docents on a private tour of the architecture of the Getty, followed by free time to explore the various exhibits on our own.

Lunch will be on your own, and we will have some fun and interesting places for you to consider in close proximity to our next stop – The Petersen Automotive Museum – WOW! Take a look at this incredible building (opened in December, 2015) and the 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. We will be admitted to the ‘highlights’ private tour to explore the best of the best in the current exhibit. This will be an experience you will long remember. (log on Petersen.org and sign up for their e-newsletter. If you are a car aficionado – this is the website for you.)

We will then return to the Marriott where we are on our own for the evening. You may want to walk to a restaurant near the hotel or take a taxi or UBER into Santa Monica, Beverly Hills or the City for dinner, theatre, concert. You will be provided with a packet including information about restaurants, sights, theatre, concerts, and a variety of activities from which to choose.

THURSDAY morning we’re off on a driving tour to view many of the historical and stately buildings of Los Angeles – City Hall, Pershing Square, The Biltmore, Union Station, The Coliseum – sandwiched among the spanking new edifices which have catapulted the downtown area of Los Angeles to the forefront of international interest and excitement, including The Broad Museum, Grammy Museum, Petersen Automotive Museum, and the magnificent Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels built in 2002 in the postmodern architectural style – Leave it to LA to break the mold of the architectural style of traditional European Cathedrals!

A special treat is in store as we enjoy private docent-led tours of the magnificent $274 million Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, and opened in 2003. The Hall serves as home for the L. A. Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

Lunch will be at Redbird, an eclectic restaurant with excellent food and impressive décor. It has the cachet of being built in the original rectory building attached to what was once the Cathedral of St. Vibiana, now replaced by the new Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Huntington Library and Gardens is next on our agenda. In addition to the 120 acres of enticing gardens, the Huntington also features European and American Art from the 17th to mid 20th Century. We will also learn about the prominent landowner, businessman and visionary of Los Angeles, Henry E. Huntington. (Think railroads, utilities, oil)

A popular anecdote told about Huntington was a version told to the Los Angeles City Council in 1906 (as a “true story”), a father was taking his six-year-old daughter out for a trolley ride. “Papa, who owns all these cars?” asked the daughter. “Mr. Huntington,” the father replied. Later, while sitting by the ocean, the daughter asked again, “What place is this?” “Huntington Beach,” replied the father. Later, the child asked, “Who owns the ocean, Papa?” “God,” he replied. After a moment of pondering, the child asked, “But PaPa, how did he get it away from Mr. Huntington?”

Following our tour of Huntington Library will return by bus to the hotel and be on our own for dinner and entertainment in the evening. Again, dining and other activities are just a short walk or an UBER trip to venues of your choice.

FRIDAY will be a celebration of the entertainment industry beginning with a tour of Hollywood on the Big Red Bus, a double decker vehicle in which we will have upper level seats for a birds-eye view of the highlights of the entertainment capital of the world. Lots of stories about the great stars of the past, the present, and new generations appearing on the scene, plus an opportunity to visit the Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard – bring your cameras!

Lunch will be hosted at a restaurant in Hollywood.

Our afternoon tour is at Warner Bros. Studios, where we will hear from Adam Presser, BA from Yale in Chinese. Adam has lived and worked in China for Warner Bros for 5 years and he’ll share his experiences with us. We’ll then be driven in open vans to view backlots, sound stages, possibly actual filming, and to see the sets of memorable movies and TV shows. This is one of the most highly rated tours in LA.

That evening we’ll enjoy a hosted finale dinner at a private club, The City Club, situated on the 51st floor of the City National Bank Building with spectacular views of Los Angeles at night.

SATURDAY MORNING we will join together to bid adieu our friendships old and new, until we meet again.

COST – Excluding the cost of the hotel, breakfasts, dinners on Wednesday and Thursday, and lunch on Wednesday, the mini-reunion will cost $850 per person or $1,700 per couple. To reserve, please fill in the attached reservation form and send it with your check payable to Bill Shipman, 10 Vernon, Newport Coast, CA 92657.

HOTEL – The cost per room, single or double occupancy, is $199 per night. Each of us is responsible for reserving his room at the Marina del Rey Marriott, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292.
Telephone (310) 301-3000 for reservations
Refer to Yale Mini-Reunion

Important Note: If you are planning to spend more time in Los Angeles beyond the October 18-22 mini-reunion, Marriott will extend the group rate of $199 for three days prior and three days following the mini-reunion dates = Oct. 15-25. Subject to space availability which will be very tight. We urge to make your reservations ASAP to take advantage of this special extended rate.

Airport Information: The hotel is located 4.5 miles north of LAX.
Marriott does not provide shuttle service.
Super Shuttle (310) 782-6600
One way: Shared ride: $17 first person; $9 each additional person. Exclusive Van: Up to 9 passengers = $72
Reservations Required
Taxi: One way est. $20


We look forward to seeing you in the City of Lights, Cameras, and Lots of Action!

Any Questions?

Bill Shipman (949) 759-3047 bill.shipman@intellipower.com
Bob Mallano (310) 326-4115 rmallano@cox.net