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


Grow a small culinary herb garden

Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, chef or gardener, you can grow a small culinary herb garden (providing fresh and ever-ready herbs) in a decorative container right at your fingertips! Join us on the morning of March 22nd when Chef Debbi Dubbs will help you to create your own take-home start-up container herb garden.

Location: Rancho Los Alamitos 6400 E. Bixby Hill Road, Long Beach, CA 90815 – (562) 431-3541

Space is limited and will sell out soon. To sign up or get more details, please go to our website at or call the rancho at (562) 431-3541.


Rancho Los Alamitos Gift Shop Sale this Saturday! #longbeach

The holiday decorated Rancho Los Alamitos ranch house will be open for regular tours, Wednesday, December 18 – Saturday, December 21, 1 – 5 pm.

The Rancho Gift Shop is hosting a sale this Saturday, Dec 21, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. when select Christmas items will be on sale for 25% off!!

The Rancho will be closed Sunday, December 22 – Tuesday, January 14, 2014.

320 acres of Rancho Los Alamitos becomes CSULB

Cal State University Long Beach is built on sacred ground of the Tongva Tribe. Their Native American ancestors 500 years ago occupied a village on the campus called Puvungna. In 1992, the Tongva and their supporters battled plans to build the shopping center, and later won.

In June of 1950, local residents authorized the City Council to buy 320 acres of Rancho Los Alamitos in East Long Beach at Seventh Street and Bellflower Boulevard which was first named Long Beach State College.

Read the history of CSULB:

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:

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