Rich Archbold: Rancho Los Cerritos celebrating 175 colorful, historic years of “Adobe Days” — Orange County Register

When she was just a toddler, Long Beach legend Jean Bixby Smith remembers what could have been a dangerous incident at historic Rancho Los Cerritos but fortunately turned out to be only an amusing one, instead…

via Rich Archbold: Rancho Los Cerritos celebrating 175 colorful, historic years of “Adobe Days” — Orange County Register

Check out these 3 local breweries pouring at Taste of Brews Long Beach — Orange County Register

Raise a mug, well actually a plastic cup, and get a taste of some of the best craft beers, hard ciders, seltzers and kombucha around at the 9th annual Taste of Brews Long Beach. The beer festival returns to Shoreline Aquatic Park Aug. 24 for a day-long celebration of craft brews…

via Check out these 3 local breweries pouring at Taste of Brews Long Beach — Orange County Register

7 reasons why Midsummer Scream is Long Beach is most frightening place to be this summer — Orange County Register

For the past four years summertime in Long Beach has become a place of horror and darkness with evil lurking all around during one terror-filled weekend. But instead of people running for their lives trying to escape the city, thousands flock to town to take it all in as they attend the Midsummer…

via 7 reasons why Midsummer Scream is Long Beach is most frightening place to be this summer — Orange County Register

Private reception and book signing with Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie

Rancho Los Alamitos – Long Beach, California

Sunday, May 19, 2013
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Private Reception – $150 per guest
A private reception and book signing with Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie for a limited audience in the Rancho Center. Reception guests will receive a copy of HOUSE or CALIFORNIA ROMANTICA and complimentary onsite valet parking.
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12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Book signing with Diane Keaton and D.J. Waldie – $35 per guest
Light refreshments will be served. Copies of HOUSE and CALIFORNIA ROMANTICA presented for signing must be purchased from the Rancho Gift Shop with proof of purchase. Click for details: http://rancholosalamitos.com/events/2013_keaton/index.html

The Nature of Place: From Rancho Los Alamitos to the New Urban Scene

Sunday, June 23, 2013

1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Conversations in Place 2013
The Nature of Place: From The Rancho to the New Urban Scene – When Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary

More and more, people are discovering the value of “ordinary places” within a region and state and people famous for its iconic, extraordinary imagery.

Speakers: D. J. Waldie and Christopher Hawthorne with additional distinguished panelists Gred Goldin, Alan Pulman, and Michael Bohn.

Details and reservations

Enjoy California’s best including top-notch historians and ecologists; urban planners, architects and critics; celebrated journalists and commentators; and nationally renowned writers. Consider Rancho Los Alamitos and the Los Angeles Basin then and now … where we have been and where we are going, Talk with the renowned speakers and panelists during the refreshing and filling mid-afternoon break or following the Conversation for the day.

Now is the time to reserve your place for the Conversation on June 23rd by calling The Rancho office at (562) 431-3541 or by visiting the website at www.rancholosalamitos.org.

A Holiday Gift Idea for Kids Who like to Read

Puvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the terrifying secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago. You will meet Chinigchinich and the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long-forgotten history which took place at the village. Upon their return from the past, the boys must convince their parents and adults of their discovery, which ultimately changes their lives and their community. Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people. Today, the last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach.

Huntington Beach to Annex Sacred Indian Site

A proposal goes before the Huntington Beach City Council tonight to have the city annex 6.2 acres of land on the Bolsa Chica Mesa that the owner wants to sell to developers and Native Americans want preserved because it’s considered sacred. Read more.