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Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site
12/30/2016
Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site

Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site

For friends and family of Art Astor, here is a repost of our 2011 interview.

Art Astor
12/30/2016

Art Astor

Chip and Lynne Foose with Art Astor.

ART ASTOR
12/29/2016

ART ASTOR

Nice to find some old posts to include on the Art Astor page.  Thanks for posting this back in 2011!
12/29/2016

Nice to find some old posts to include on the Art Astor page. Thanks for posting this back in 2011!

12/28/11 Art Astor and Mike Bragg at the Astor Museum during interview for upcoming episode of Galaxy Moonbeam Night Site.

Art Astor
12/29/2016

Art Astor

Art Astor's cover photo
12/20/2016

Art Astor's cover photo

12/20/2016
Art Astor

Art Astor

N. ARTHUR ASTOR | 1925-2016
It is fitting that December 7th, 2016 was the day Art Astor, World War II Veteran, passed away. Born Nubar Arthur Astor in Fresno, CA on April 16, 1925 to Armenian immigrant parents Arakelian and Shenorig Astor, Art lived a full life. Moving to Los Angeles at a young age, Art graduated from L.A. High in 1943. Soon after, he found himself the Tail-gunner for a B-17 crew serving 30 missions out of England. Upon his return, he attended USC on the GI Bill, served two years as a yell leader, was a part of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and graduated in 1949. After a short stint in TV, Art pursued various jobs until finding broadcasting – a career he would enjoy for almost 60 years. In the late 60's, Art was Sales Manager at Boss Radio KHJ at the height of it's popularity. Art became one of Southern California's preeminent broadcasters, owning his own group of stations – 7 in all – KIK FM being one of the most well known. Art was married to his love Antonia for more than 50 years until her passing in 2014. After starting their life in Los Angeles, they made Tustin their home in 1972. Together they raised three children: Laura Dame (Dave), Susan Gilchrist (John) and Kevin Astor (Diane) who gave him 9 grandchildren. Art’s “hobby” was collecting – classic cars, antique radios, vintage telephones, watches and endless pieces of memorabilia – he loved it all and loved to share it with others. One of his ultimate dreams was realized in donating a large portion of his collection to the City of Cerritos who will be opening the Cerritos Astor Museum next summer. Art knew he lived a blessed life working, driving, playing tennis and collecting well past his 91st birthday. Art touched a lot of lives during his 91 years and very few that met him, ever forgot him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Ararat Home.

12/20/2016
Art Astor 1925 - 2016

N. ARTHUR ASTOR | 1925-2016
It is fitting that December 7th, 2016 was the day Art Astor, World War II Veteran, passed away. Born Nubar Arthur Astor in Fresno, CA on April 16, 1925 to Armenian immigrant parents Arakelian and Shenorig Astor, Art lived a full life. Moving to Los Angeles at a young age, Art graduated from L.A. High in 1943. Soon after, he found himself the Tail-gunner for a B-17 crew serving 30 missions out of England. Upon his return, he attended USC on the GI Bill, served two years as a yell leader, was a part of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and graduated in 1949. After a short stint in TV, Art pursued various jobs until finding broadcasting – a career he would enjoy for almost 60 years. In the late 60's, Art was Sales Manager at Boss Radio KHJ at the height of it's popularity. Art became one of Southern California's preeminent broadcasters, owning his own group of stations – 7 in all – KIK FM being one of the most well known. Art was married to his love Antonia for more than 50 years until her passing in 2014. After starting their life in Los Angeles, they made Tustin their home in 1972. Together they raised three children: Laura Dame (Dave), Susan Gilchrist (John) and Kevin Astor (Diane) who gave him 9 grandchildren. Art’s “hobby” was collecting – classic cars, antique radios, vintage telephones, watches and endless pieces of memorabilia – he loved it all and loved to share it with others. One of his ultimate dreams was realized in donating a large portion of his collection to the City of Cerritos who will be opening the Cerritos Astor Museum next summer. Art knew he lived a blessed life working, driving, playing tennis and collecting well past his 91st birthday. Art touched a lot of lives during his 91 years and very few that met him, ever forgot him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Ararat Home.

WWII Veteran, radio station owner and classic car collector Art Astor, passed away peacefully on December 7, 2016.

I was leaving to go to lunch for #tacotuesday on #nationaltacoday when this #studebaker with its toothy grin caught my e...
10/04/2016

I was leaving to go to lunch for #tacotuesday on #nationaltacoday when this #studebaker with its toothy grin caught my eye. That's all. Now it's #tacotime !
#instacar #52studebaker #carsofinstagram #eventvenue #orangecountyca #cerritosca #carmuseum #eventspace

Get your #PinkPatch!  Support #BreastCancerAwareness.  #BPPD #BuenaParkPD
09/29/2016

Get your #PinkPatch! Support #BreastCancerAwareness. #BPPD #BuenaParkPD

MORE HAVE ARRIVED**

We just received another shipment of Pink Patches which will be worn by our officers during the month of October to help support breast cancer awareness. The patches are being sold to the public for $10 each.

As a reminder, you can own your Buena Park Police Department October Pink Patch by either visiting the front lobby of the Buena Park Police Department, or sending a self-addressed stamp envelope to:

Pink Patch Project
6640 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park CA 90621

Checks should be made payable to the Buena Park Police Association.

#thinkpink

Art Astor
09/19/2016

Art Astor

This 1933 Ford Woody Station Wagon is one of only around 900 produced. They were specifically built for train stations a...
09/16/2016

This 1933 Ford Woody Station Wagon is one of only around 900 produced. They were specifically built for train stations and ranchers. #antiqueford #1933ford #fordwoody #classiccarsdaily #classiccarsusa #ford #33ford #eventvenue #ocvenues #uniquevenue

#wbw A very young Art Astor with his first car, a #1937ford .  Wander around our facility for a few minutes and you'll b...
09/14/2016

#wbw A very young Art Astor with his first car, a #1937ford . Wander around our facility for a few minutes and you'll be sure to find its identical twin. #carsofinstagram #waybackwednesday #ford #firstcar #37ford #eventspace #ocvenues

We will never forget...
09/11/2016

We will never forget...

Classic Cars
07/15/2016

Classic Cars

06/08/2016

To our loyal fans, clients, suppliers, friends and family:
As some of you may already know, big changes are happening with the Astor collection. The Astor Classics Museum and Event Center has been donated to the City of Cerritos and is now known as Cerritos - Astor Classics. While currently not open to the public on a daily basis, we are operating and open for events in Cerritos.
The City of Cerritos is preparing a beautiful new museum and event center to showcase the collection. Upon its completion, the museum will be open to the public and will also be available for private events in the Spring of 2017. We hope to see you soon!

To plan your special event, please contact Kim Keener, Director of Special Events, at 714-502-9494.
#ocvenues #eventspace #socalvenues #specialeventvenue #cerritosCA #partyvenue

Happy Mother's Day!
05/08/2016

Happy Mother's Day!

Merry Christmas!
12/25/2015

Merry Christmas!

With the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we here at Astor Classics would like to say "May The FORDS Be...
12/17/2015

With the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we here at Astor Classics would like to say "May The FORDS Be With You"
#StarWarsTheForceAwakens #TheForceAwakens #StarWars #MayTheFordsBeWithYou

12/12/2015

Welcome, Pence Wealth Management! We hope you enjoy your Holiday party here at Astor!
Anaheim White House Restaurant
#christmasparty #toysfortots #rayentertainment

Timeline Photos
11/11/2015

Timeline Photos

Students and instructors with the Institute of Wedding & Event Design (IWED) have been busy here all week at our facilit...
10/23/2015

Students and instructors with the Institute of Wedding & Event Design (IWED) have been busy here all week at our facility. They are all such a great group of folks and we always hate to see the week coming to an end.

Tonight we welcomed Seaman Corporation for a California Cruisin' cocktail party.  The stand-in for CEO Richard Seaman wa...
10/09/2015

Tonight we welcomed Seaman Corporation for a California Cruisin' cocktail party. The stand-in for CEO Richard Seaman was excellent!

Never Forget...
09/11/2015

Never Forget...

Anaheim Marriott
09/03/2015

Anaheim Marriott

"Keep your friends close and your bourbon closer" - Old Kentucky Proverb. September is #NationalBourbonMonth and we are ready and waiting with some of our favorites at nFuse.

Make-A-Wish America
09/03/2015

Make-A-Wish America

September is #ChildhoodCancer Awareness Month, which reminds us that nearly 50% of our wish kids are battling cancer – kids like Mahlia. You can bring hope, strength and joy back into their lives by giving to help grant wishes: http://site.wish.org/CCAWM.

California Wedding Day
09/03/2015

California Wedding Day

Here are the finalists for the #CWDBestOf2015 WEDDING PLANNER ORANGE COUNTY:
Intertwined
LVL Weddings & Events
Platinum Weddings by Kerrie
Trina Schmidt Weddings & Special Events
Winners will be announced at a very special awards ceremony to be held in Los Angeles on 11/4! #CaliforniaWeddingDay #BestOfBride #IntertwinedEvents #LVLWeddings #PlatinumWeddingsByKerrie #TrinaSchmidtWeddings

Art Astor's cover photo
08/30/2015

Art Astor's cover photo

Art Astor
08/30/2015

Art Astor

On August 27 at Astor Classics, the Anaheim Police Department's Peer Support Team hosted their 1st Annual Charity Fundra...
08/28/2015

On August 27 at Astor Classics, the Anaheim Police Department's Peer Support Team hosted their 1st Annual Charity Fundraiser benefiting the Todd Kridle Family.

Anaheim Police Department Sergeant Todd Kridle, a 25 year veteran, lost his courageous battle against cancer on August 11th, 2015.

Hundreds of people gathered in celebration of Todd's life and to support his family. It was an incredible evening, filled with an amazing level of generosity towards the Kridle Family.

We are grateful to have been a part of it all.

More photos to come...

Art Astor's cover photo
08/09/2015

Art Astor's cover photo

08/08/2015
Hazen and Sawyer at Astor Classics

Hazen and Sawyer event June 2015. Featuring the Papa Doo Run Run band. A lot of fun and good food. And the girls were an extra bonus for all!

Happy Father's Day!#fathersday
06/21/2015

Happy Father's Day!
#fathersday

Classic Cars
06/09/2015

Classic Cars

05/10/2015

Happy Mother's Day!

A special thanks goes out to our own Art Astor, WWII Veteran, for his service on this V-E Day.#VEDay #HonorOurVets
05/08/2015

A special thanks goes out to our own Art Astor, WWII Veteran, for his service on this V-E Day.
#VEDay #HonorOurVets

Today we honor the Greatest Generation, those who have passed and those still with us today.
05/08/2015

Today we honor the Greatest Generation, those who have passed and those still with us today.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when Nazi forces made their unconditional surrender ending the war in Europe. Those who fought and sacrificed during the war have been called the Great Generation, and though their numbers dwindle with each passing year, the impact they made on our country will never fade. For generations to come, days like today will continue to remind us what Americans, united and dedicated in our cause, can accomplish. #VEDay

Chip and Lynne Foose with Art Astor.
04/26/2015

Chip and Lynne Foose with Art Astor.

04/26/2015

Tonight's event: Arroyo Elementary Fundraiser.
Anticipating a fun evening with a 50's theme.
Don't you love Chip Foose's letterman's sweater?!
The Official Chip Foose
Overhaulin'
#SchoolFundraisers #HappyDays #LettermanSweaters #1950s #SockHop #PoodleSkirts #ClassicCars

04/19/2015

Eric Fang sings to his new bride, Jessica. How sweet!

04/19/2015

Wong/Fang Wedding Reception
Music by Black Tie Events

04/19/2015

Jessica Wong and Eric Fang tied the knot today! Party on!
DJ/Emcee: Rick Burgess - Black Tie Events
Catering: Richard Jones Pit BBQ Catering
Bar: Cocktail Concierge
(Sorry to hear Jeremy Lin 林書豪 of the LA Lakers is unable to attend)

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