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Long Beach


Long Beach, California is a city located in Southern Los Angeles County, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) South of downtown Los Angeles. As of 2005, the city's population was estimated as 496,584.

Long Beach, California

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  • Long Beach's nicknames include "Iowa By the Sea" and "The International City".

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Long Beach in Vintage Postcards (CA) (Postcard History Series)

By Marlin Heckman

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2000-11-14
Paperback (128 pages)

Long Beach in Vintage Postcards (CA) (Postcard History Series)
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Long Beach successfully incorporated as a city in 1888, and would eventually become California's fifth largest city. Author Marlin Heckman has compiled over 200 vintage postcards to chronicle the history of the "Queen of Beaches." Competition between the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads brought great numbers of visitors to Southern California at the turn of the century. Resort hotels, apartments, pavilions, and band shells quickly dotted the landscape to accommodate the massive influx of tourists. Seen here are the more famous Long Beach attractions, including Rainbow Pier, the Sun Pavilion, the Hotel del Mar, and the great "Walk of a Thousand Lights," or the Pike, as it was better known.

Growing Up in Long Beach: Boomer Memories from Autoettes to Los Altos Drive-In

By Tim Grobaty

The History Press
Released: 2013-11-19
Paperback (144 pages)

Growing Up in Long Beach: Boomer Memories from Autoettes to Los Altos Drive-In
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How quickly the memories fade of local and favorite hangouts that once helped define Long Beach. In this collection, Tim Grobaty remembers growing up in the fast-growing new neighborhoods of East Long Beach, the beloved places downtown that were part of the city's mid-twentieth-century fabric and a few obscure spots in the margins. Long Beach's memory lane includes the dearly departed restaurants the Golden Lantern in Los Altos and Rusty's in the Wrigley District, the Circle and Los Altos Drive-Ins, great concerts of the 1970s in the arena and auditorium and the shoppers' paradises of Uncle Al's Toy Korral in the Plaza and Buffum's downtown. Join "Press-Telegram" columnist Tim Grobaty as he records Long Beach residents' recollections and taps his own boomer-years memories.

Good Night California

By Adam Gamble

Our World Of Books
Released: 2008-03-01
Board book (26 pages)

Good Night California
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Good Night California features redwood trees, the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Big Sur, Mount Whitney, vineyards, farms, sea lions, whales, beaches, surfing, Death Valley, Yosemite, Hollywood, zoos, Lake Tahoe, and much more. It's time to hang 10, little surfer dudes. Grab your surfboard and see what the great state of California has to offer.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Early Long Beach (Images of America)

By Gerrie Schipske

Arcdia Publishing
Released: 2011-10-31
Paperback (128 pages)

Early Long Beach (Images of America)
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Few other cities can boast of the natural assets, the people, and the events that shaped the first 50 years of their history, as can the city of Long Beach, California. First inhabited by the Tongva people, the land was taken away by the Spanish, then granted to “friends of the King,” who in turn sold parcels to real estate speculators working with the railroads. It was called many names before Belle Lowe suggested in 1884 that the townsite be known for its eight miles of long beaches. Its oceanfront provided a resort area, a landing strip for early aviators, a fishing industry, a port for shipbuilding and trade, and a location for the US Navy to anchor its “battle fleet” in 1919. However, discovery of oil in 1921 transformed the city, bringing incredible wealth and an explosive growth in population. By 1938, the city’s population was 200,000 and would be a major factor in the Southern California war effort.

Long Beach Chronicles: From Pioneers to the 1933 Earthquake (American Chronicles)

By Tim Grobaty

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2012-04-18
Paperback (160 pages)

Long Beach Chronicles: From Pioneers to the 1933 Earthquake (American Chronicles)
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Incorporated in 1888, Long Beach was the nation's fastest-growing city for much of the early twentieth century. Tim Grobaty, columnist for two decades for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, looks back at the major events and compelling personalities that shaped the city's formative years. Early settlers such as William Willmore, Charles Rivers Drake and the Bixby family are brought into sharp focus as Grobaty recounts the city's defining moments. From the naming of city streets to early local newspaper wars, and culminating with the devastating earthquake of 1933, Long Beach Chronicles presents a fascinating collection of tales from the city's provocative past.

The Thomas Guide Streets of Long Beach/ Carson/ Torrance California

By Rand McNally Corp.

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The Thomas Guide Streets of Long Beach/ Carson/ Torrance California
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Hermosa Beach (CA) (Images of America)

By Chris Miller

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2005-09-14
Paperback (128 pages)

Hermosa Beach (CA) (Images of America)
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Hermosa Beach has been one of Los Angeles County’s most eclectic summertime destinations for vacationing families, surfers, sunbathers, fishermen, volleyball players, and other beachgoers. They ranged from students in search of one crazy summer to their spiritual forefathers and mothers who came, saw, and stayed year-round. The city grew through the 20th century from a train stop into a vital mix of residential housing with businesses strung along Pacific Coast Highway. The city has been homey enough to accommodate statesman William Jennings Bryant and television’s iconic Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Its nationally recognized nightclubs and other venues included the Biltmore Hotel; the Comedy & Magic Club; and the legendary Lighthouse, home of West Coast jazz.

The Hidden Mickeys of Disneyland

By Bill Scollon

Bill Scollon
Released: 2015-05-12
Paperback (128 pages)

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Walt Disney was fond of saying, "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing: that it was all started by a mouse." And so it is only appropriate that the mouse is incorporated into nearly every aspect of the Disney parks and resorts. In some cases, Mickey's presence is obvious-as in the Partners statue that stands in the center of the hub at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. But in other cases, Mickey's influence is a bit more hidden. . . .

So what exactly is a Hidden Mickey? Quite simply, it's an artistic representation of Mickey that was intentionally placed amid the architecture and design of the parks and resorts. Oftentimes it's the familiar three-circle shape of his ears and head. Other times it might be a profile of his face or a full-body silhouette. Disneyland Guests with keen eyes can tell you that Mickey pops up all over the resort, often in the most unexpected places.

With this resort wide scavenger hunt, you'll be guided toward each Hidden Mickey, first with a general hint-if you're up for a challenge-and then with a very specific clue. It's so much search-and-find fun, you might forget about your FastPass reservation for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast (Moon Handbooks)

By Stuart Thornton

Moon Travel
Released: 2014-04-01
Paperback (384 pages)

Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast (Moon Handbooks)
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Travel writer Stuart Thornton introduces you to the best of Santa Barbara and California's Central Coast, from Santa Barbara's stunning Spanish architecture to Ventura's treasure-filled thrift shops. A longtime resident of the Central Coast, Thornton has plenty of unique trip strategies to offer, as well as helpful tips on the best beaches, cheap eats, campgrounds, and more. Complete with inside information on enjoying the California Avocado Festival, sipping wine at the 16 wine tasting rooms on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, and catching some rays on Pismo Beach, Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

The Devil's Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's Great White Sharks

By Susan Casey

Casey, Susan
Released: 2006-05-30
Paperback (320 pages)

The Devil s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America s Great White Sharks
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A journalist's obsession brings her to a remote island off the California coast, home to the world's most mysterious and fearsome predators--and the strange band of surfer-scientists who follow them

Susan Casey was in her living room when she first saw the great white sharks of the Farallon Islands, their dark fins swirling around a small motorboat in a documentary. These sharks were the alphas among alphas, some longer than twenty feet, and there were too many to count; even more incredible, this congregation was taking place just twenty-seven miles off the coast of San Francisco.

In a matter of months, Casey was being hoisted out of the early-winter swells on a crane, up a cliff face to the barren surface of Southeast Farallon Island-dubbed by sailors in the 1850s the "devil's teeth." There she joined Scot Anderson and Peter Pyle, the two biologists who bunk down during shark season each fall in the island's one habitable building, a haunted, 135-year-old house spackled with lichen and gull guano. Two days later, she got her first glimpse of the famous, terrifying jaws up close and she was instantly hooked; her fascination soon yielded to obsession-and an invitation to return for a full season. But as Casey readied herself for the eight-week stint, she had no way of preparing for what she would find among the dangerous, forgotten islands that have banished every campaign for civilization in the past two hundred years.

The Devil's Teeth is a vivid dispatch from an otherworldly outpost, a story of crossing the boundary between society and an untamed place where humans are neither wanted nor needed.



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