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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.

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

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Early Long Beach (Images of America)

By Gerrie Schipske

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

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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.

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.

Travel Like a Local - Map of Long Beach: The Most Essential Long Beach (California) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Travel Like a Local - Map of Long Beach: The Most Essential Long Beach (California) Travel Map for Every Adventure
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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Long Beach (California) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

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Long Beach's Los Cerritos (Images of America)

By Geraldine Knatz

Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2014-04-14
Paperback (128 pages)

Long Beach s Los Cerritos (Images of America)
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Evolving from a 27,000-acre rancho, to a colony of farmers, and then to a neighborhood subdivision, Long Beach’s Los Cerritos is the story of a fiercely independent community established prior to William Willmore’s vision of a city of Long Beach took hold. Life centered around the historic Rancho Los Cerritos throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries as John Temple’s cattle ranching was replaced by Jotham Bixby’s sheep ranching and tenant farming operations. Jotham Bixby sold off land for small farms to create the Cerritos Colony, and further subdivided land to create the Los Cerritos neighborhood. Invaded by oil drilling rigs after the discovery of oil in nearby Signal Hill, fires and noise caused the residents to flee. Los Cerritos declined but rebounded in the 1930s, aided by the presence of the Virginia County Club, stately homes designed by world-renowned architects, and the restoration of the historic rancho adobe by the Bixby family.

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

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The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

By James Patterson

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Released: 2018-05-07
Hardcover (336 pages)

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Everybody's favorite kid comic, Jamie Grimm, is out to conquer the world--with laughter, of course!

Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top--he has his own smash hit TV show and he's won a national funny-kid competition. But now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on earth--or does he stand (or sit!) to lose his crown?

A Walking Tour of Long Beach, California (Look Up, America!)

By Doug Gelbert

Released: 2012-07-31
Kindle Edition (29 pages)

A Walking Tour of Long Beach, California (Look Up, America!)
 
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There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.

Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.

W.E. Willmore, an Englishman, was the first to dream in Long Beach. Only he called it Willmore City in 1880 when he took an option on 4,000 acres and carved it into farming lots of 5, 10, 20 and 40 acres and advertised the land for between $12 and $20 an acre. For $100 Willmore would pepper your property with 70 orange trees on each acre. The venture failed and Willmore was gone by 1884.

The Long Beach Land and Water Company, a consortium of Los Angeles businessmen, picked up the property and kept Willmore’s street plan while improving the water system, constructing a wharf and hotel and starting a horse-car line to the seashore. They called the resort town Long Beach and people came. Some even stayed and the population climbed to over 500 by the end of the century. When the Pacific Electric Railway line extended to Long Beach in 1902 things really took off.

Writers reporting on Long Beach enthused that it was the “most attractive coast town in the State.” A seaside amusement park with an ocean plunge and rollercoaster was a big draw while other scribes gushed that “there are beaches and beaches; but in the whole of North America there is not another like the magnificent twelve-mile beach, of almost imperceptible slope, hard and smooth as a floor, which stretches from San Pedro to Alamitos Bay.”

Long Beach was booming but also transforming. The Los Angeles Dock and Terminal Company began dredging channels and building jetties to carve out a large navigable port. In 1921 one of America’s richest oil fields was uncovered on Signal Hill and Long Beach was a full-blown port city - today it is the second largest container port in the United States.

Progress was rudely interrupted at dinnertime on March 10, 1933 when a tremor in a fault in the ocean off Newport Beach rattled the town and collapsed many poorly constructed masonry buildings and 120 people died. After picking itself up Long Beach went right on expanding into the general urban malaise of the 1970s, growing into one of America’s 50 largest cities. In those 1970s the Pike, the historic oceanside walkway, was ripped up, formally closing the books on the city’s days as a “beach town.” New attractions to bring back visitors to the ocean included the arrival of the RMS Queen Mary and Howard Hughes’ wooden airship, the Spruce Goose, that was the largest flying boat ever built. Where the Pike used to meander Formula One race cars began running in the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Started in 1975, it is now the longest running major street race in North America. The Aquarium of the Pacific arrived in the 1990s.

The cityscape of Long Beach has been shaped by the earthquake generations ago and recent downtown renewal. Few buildings remain from before World War I but we will seek them out and see new ones on our walking tour that will begin at the feet of someone who has seen it all come and go since he arrived in 1915...

enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 2nd Edition

By Richard Fox

Four Colour Print Group
Released: 2017-10-25
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enCYCLEpedia Southern California – The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides 2nd Edition
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Announcing the new updated 2nd Edition of "enCYCLEpedia Southern California - The Best Easy Scenic Bike Rides."   enCYCLEpedia presents over 200 scenic ride options that take you to Southern California's storied beaches, starkly beautiful deserts, pine-covered mountains, bucolic wine country, fabulous cityscapes and bustling harbors, historic city centers and to everywhere in between, from San Diego to Cambria to Palm Springs. 
See the 1st Edition's Amazon page to "Look Inside" and get a general idea of the layout and Table of Contents: amazon.com/dp/1565796594. 
New for 2018:  Take-along maps (for book owners only) can be printed or viewed on your phone, available from password-protected pages on the enCYCLEpedia.net companion site. Also available are bonus articles, expanded description of several of the rides (most notably the North San Diego Coastal Tour), news, and ride updates. The site also contains a link to purchase signed/dedicated copies from the author.

Anyone comfortable riding a bike can handle these easy rides that keep you entertained, exhilarated, and mostly on both paved and dirt trails away from vehicle traffic. The bike rides are perfect for the casual cyclist, social groups, most families, and more serious cyclists for a change of pace. Options tailor the length of the rides to the cyclist's ability, from beginner to the more seasoned. Most base rides are between 5 and 20 miles long plus options to combine or extend rides, and about 75 percent are on pavement. Mountain bike trails are for novices, with options suggested for more advanced riders. 
If you want to just enjoy yourself on a beautiful ride with few if any hills, away from busy roadways, in a relatively safe area, and perhaps stop for brunch along the way, then these bike rides are for you. The comprehensive volume mentions restaurants, bike rentals and recommended RV and tent campgrounds along the routes as well as the best bird and whale watching spots, beaches, historic sites and popular attractions.  The book showcases the region's extensive rail system that enables many of the rides to be accessed and combined without a car. 

enCYCLEpedia is not only densely packed with detailed, carefully researched information including a comprehensive table of contents and index, it also sparkles with creativity with its colorful scaled maps, color photos, plus song and food pairings that accompany each ride. It is the perfect book for both So Cal residents and for those touring the region, and the attractive volume makes a great gift for the cyclists on your list.

The regions covered, with cities and major parks and features include: San Luis Obispo County (Cambria, Morro Bay, Montana de Oro, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Carrizo Plain); Kern County (Bakersfield and the Kern River); Santa Barbara County (Solvang, Los Olivos and wine country, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, UCSB, and vicinity);Ventura County (Ventura and Ojai); Los Angeles County (Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, the San Gabriel River, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Claremont. Note: The Santa Clarita area is described but not mapped or featured; see book website for link to city's bike trail map); Orange County (Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Irvine, Fullerton, Saddleback Valley; and Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Yorba Linda and the Santa Ana River); San Diego County (Oceanside, San Marcos, Lake Hodges, San Diego, Mission Bay, La Jolla, Coronado, Laguna Mountains, Anza-Borrego State Park, Borrego Springs); San Bernardino County (Big Bear Lake, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, JoshuaTree National Park); and Riverside County (Riverside and the Santa Ana River, Temecula and wine country, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta).

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

By Tim Grobaty

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2012-04-18
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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.

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

By Marlin Heckman

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

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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.


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