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Poet-Broker Ed Rosenthal To Speak About Joshua Tree Survival Tuesday Morning At Clifton's Cafeteria

By David Markland
Published: Monday, October 04, 2010, at 01:53PM
Cliftons David Markland [Flickr]

Ed Rosenthal, in blue sweater, stands with Robert Clinton, Andrew Meieren, and Don Clinton after announcing Meiren's purchase of Clifton's Cafeteria from the Clinton family.

Less than a week after being found by search teams inside Joshua Tree National Forest, Downtown broker Ed Rosenthal will be speaking at a press conference at Clifton's Cafeteria.

Two weeks ago, Rosenthal, 64, was in the news for brokering the sale of Clifton's Cafeteria to Andrew Meieren, owner of the Edison. Days later he made headlines after being reported as having gone missing inside Joshua Tree, where he'd gone for a hike to celebrate the Clifton's sale. After spending six days in the desert, a parched and disoriented Rosenthal was found alive by search crews.

Tomorrow morning at 10am, Rosenthal will be at Clifton's Cafeteria to talk about how he survived.

"After 24 hours in the wilderness, he ran out of water and decided to remain in one spot until rescuers found him," reads a press release announcing that Rosenthal will explain how he found himself lost. "Knowing that he may not survive, Rosenthal, a poet who is never without a pen, wrote messages to his wife and daughter on his hiking hat."

Rosenthal will also use the opportunity to announce plans to raise funds for the search and rescue teams that found him.

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