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Robert S. Chandler, National Park Service veteran, to be honored Saturday

March 4, 2011 | 10:12 am


A memorial tribute to Robert S. Chandler, the first superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Ranch site tours will begin at 1 p.m. and an outdoor Chumash blessing will be held at 2:30. A reception will begin at 4:30.

For reservations, which must be made by 3:30 p.m. Friday, call (805) 370-2344.

A tribute page for Chandler, who died Dec. 23 at age 74, is at


Obituary: Robert S. Chandler dies at 74; National Park Service veteran

--Dennis McLellan

Photo: Robert S. Chandler in the Santa Monica Mountains in 1979. Credit: Los Angeles Times