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Encyclopedia > Long Beach, California
Long Beach, California
Official seal of Long Beach, California
Seal
Nickname: The International City (on flag), Friendly City (in Latin on city's seal), the LBC, or The City By The Sea
Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California
Coordinates: 33°48′15″N 118°9′29″W / 33.80417, -118.15806
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles County
Government
 - Mayor Bob Foster
Area
 - City  65.9 sq mi (170.6 km²)
 - Land  50.0 sq mi (130.6 km²)
 - Water  15.9 sq mi (40.0 km²)
Elevation  0 ft (Sea Level 0 m)
Population (2005)
 - City 463,956
 - Density 9,150.4/sq mi (3,533/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 562
Website: http://www.ci.long-beach.ca.us/

Long Beach is a city located in southern Los Angeles County, California, USA, on the Pacific coast. It borders Orange County on its southeast edge. It is about 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown Los Angeles. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links LongBeachLogo. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Mayor of Long Beach, California. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... 562 is the telephone area code for much of the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County, California, including Long Beach and surrounding cities such as Cerritos, Lakewood, Downey, Norwalk, and Whittier. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the largest of the Earths oceanic divisions. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Long Beach is the 35th-largest city in the nation, 5th in California and 2nd in Los Angeles County (after Los Angeles). As of 2005, its estimated population was 463,956[1]. Ten most populous cities in the United States Los Angeles San Jose San Diego Phoenix Chicago New York City Houston San Antonio Dallas Philadelphia The following is a list of the most populous incorporated places in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ...


The Port of Long Beach is one of the world's largest shipping ports [2]. The city also has a large oil industry; oil is found both underground and offshore. Manufactures include aircraft, automobile parts, electronic and audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings. It is also home to headquarters for corporations such as Epson America, Molina Healthcare, Scan Health Care, and Polar Air Cargo. Long Beach grew with the development of high-technology and aerospace industries in the area. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ...

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History

The area was originally occupied by the Tongva people who lived in a rancheria named Tibahangna. Along with other Tongva villages, it disappeared in the mid-1800s. Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... Rancheria, is a form of administrative division used by Amerindian tribes to organize their social structure. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ...


The Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos were divided from the larger Rancho Los Nietos, which had been granted by the Spanish Empire's, King Carlos III in 1784 to a Spanish soldier, Manuel Nieto. The boundary between the two ranchos ran through the center of Signal Hill on a southwest to northeast diagonal. A portion of western Long Beach was originally part of the Rancho San Pedro, and was in dispute for years, due to flooding changing the Los Angeles River boundary, between Juan Jose Dominguez and Manuel Nieto's ranchos. Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ... In 1784, the largest Spanish land grant in Alta California was awarded to Manuel Nieto. ... Capital Toledo (until 1561) Madrid (after 1561) Language(s) Spanish Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy Monarch  - 1516-1556 Charles I  - 1886-1898 Alfonso XIII¹ Regent  - 1886-1898 Maria Christina History  - Discovery of America 1402  - Conquest of the Aztec Empire 1519-1521  - Conquest of the Inca Empire 1532–1537  - Spanish-American... Charles III (January 20, 1716 – December 14, 1788) was king of Spain 1759–1788 (as Carlos III de Borbon), King of the Two Sicilies 1735–1759 (as Carlo VII), and Duke of Parma 1732–1735 (as Carlo I). ... Jose Manuel Nieto ,1734 - 1804, was a soldier from the Presidio of San Diego who was assigned to the Mission San Gabriel at the time his land was granted by the Spanish Empire in 1784. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... Juan Jose Dominguez, a Spanish soldier, came to San Diego, California with the Gaspar de Portolà expedition, and later to San Juan Capistrano and San Gabriel, with Father Juniperro Serra. ...


Rancho Los Cerritos was bought in 1843 by John Temple, a Yankee who had come to California in 1827 . Soon after he built what is now known as the "Los Cerritos Ranch House," an adobe which still stands and is a National Historic Landmark. Temple created a thriving cattle ranch and prospered, becoming the wealthiest man in Los Angeles County. Both Temple and his ranch house played important local roles in the Mexican-American War. The term Yankee (also Yank) has a number of possible meanings, but in almost all contexts, it refers to someone of American origin or heritage. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000...


Meanwhile, on an island in the San Pedro Bay, Mormon pioneers made an abortive attempt to establish a colony (as part of Brigham Young's plan to establish a continuous chain of settlements from the Pacific to Salt Lake). San Pedro Bay is an inlet on the Pacific Ocean coast of southern California, United States. ... The term Mormon is a colloquial name, most-often used to refer to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... See also, Brigham Young University Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. ... Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Utah. ...


In 1866 Temple sold Rancho Los Cerritos to the Northern California sheep-raising firm of Flint, Bixby & Co, which consisted of brothers Thomas and Benjamin Flint and their cousin Lewellyn Bixby, for $20,000. Two years previous Flint, Bixby had also purchased along with Northern California associate James Irvine three ranchos which would later become the city that bears Irvine's name. To manage Los Cerritos, the company selected Lewellyn's brother Jotham Bixby, the "Father of Long Beach", to manage their southern ranch, and three years later Jotham bought into the property and would later form the Bixby Land Company. In the 1870s as many as 30,000 sheep were kept at the ranch and sheared twice yearly to provide wool for trade. In 1880, Bixby sold 4,000 acres (16 km²) of the Rancho Los Cerritos to William E. Willmore, who subdivided it in hopes of creating a farm community, Willmore City. He failed and was bought out by a Los Angeles syndicate which called itself the "Long Beach Land and Water Company." They changed the name of the community to "Long Beach", which was incorporated as a city in 1888. // The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...

Long Beach boardwalk, 1907
Long Beach boardwalk, 1907

Overlooked, but probably even more influential in the development of the city was another Bixby cousin, John W. Bixby. After first working for his cousins at Los Cerritos, J.W. Bixby then leased land at Rancho Los Alamitos, and then put together a group consisting of himself, mega-banker I.W. Hellman and Lewellyn and Jotham Bixby to purchase the rancho. In addition to bringing innovative farming methods to the Alamitos (which under Abel Stearns in the late 1850s and early 1860s was once the largest cattle ranch in America), John W. Bixby began the development of the Alamitos' oceanfront property near the city's picturesque bluffs. Under the name Alamitos Land Company, J.W. Bixby named the streets and laid out the parks of his new city. This area would include Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore and Naples and would soon become a very thriving community of its own. Unfortunately, J.W. Bixby died in 1888 of apparent appendicitis, and the Rancho Los Alamitos property was split up with Hellman roughly getting the southern third, Jotham and Lewellyn the northern third and J.W. Bixby's wife and heirs keeping the central third. The Alamitos townsite was kept as a separate entity but it was basically run by Lewellyn and Jotham's Bixby Land Company. Image File history File linksMetadata LongBeach-1907. ... Image File history File linksMetadata LongBeach-1907. ... Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ...


When Jotham Bixby died in 1916 the remaining 3,500 acres (14 km²) of Rancho Los Cerritos was subdivided into the neighborhoods of Bixby Knolls, California Heights, North Long Beach and part of the city of Signal Hill. Signal Hill could refer to: Signal Hill, California Signal Hill, a famous hill in Cape Town, South Africa Signal Hill, a hill near Saint Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Oil field in Long Beach, 1920
Oil field in Long Beach, 1920

The town grew as a seaside resort (The Pike was one of the most famous beachside amusement parks on the West coast from 1902 until the 1960s) and then as an oil, Navy, and port town. The town was once referred to as "Iowa by the sea," due to a large influx of people from that state and other states in the Midwest. Huge picnics for each state were a popular annual event in Long Beach until the 1960s. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1149x540, 116 KB) Oil field, Long Beach, California, 1920. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1149x540, 116 KB) Oil field, Long Beach, California, 1920. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Pike was an amusement park and arcade near the beach, south of Ocean Boulevard, in Long Beach, California. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 was a magnitude 6.3 earthquake that caused significant damage to the city and surrounding areas. Most of the damage occurred in unreinforced masonry buildings, especially schools. One hundred twenty people died in this earthquake. The Long Beach earthquake of 1933 took place at 5:54p. ... Masonry in action; a Mason at work. ...


Long Beach once had a sizable Japanese-American population mostly working in the fish canneries on Terminal Island and small truck farms in the area, but the Japanese and Japanese Americans were removed for internment in 1942, and most did not return after their release from the camps. Due to this, interracial marriage, and other factors, they now make up less than 1% of the population of Long Beach. There is still a Japanese Community Center and a Japanese Buddhist Church in Long Beach. The Japanese-American Cultural Center is just over the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. Reservation Point at the very southwest tip of Teminal Island. ... Jerome War Relocation Center in Jerome, Arkansas Japanese people heading off to an internment camp. ... Othello and Desdemona from William Shakespeares Othello, a play often depicted as concerning a biracial couple. ... The Vincent Thomas Bridge is a 1,500-foot long suspension bridge crossing the Los Angeles Harbor linking San Pedro, California with Terminal Island. ... San Pedro is a community within Los Angeles, California, annexed in 1909 and a major seaport of the area. ...


Geography

Long Beach is located at 33°47' North, 118°10' West, about 20 miles (30 km) south of downtown Los Angeles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 170.6 km² (65.9 mi²). 130.6 km² (50.4 mi²) of it is land and 40.0 km² (15.4 mi²) of it (23.42%) is water. Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 93 91 98 105 104 109 107 105 110 111 101 92
Norm High °F 68 68.5 68.9 72.7 74 78.3 82.9 84.6 83.1 78.9 73.4 68.8
Norm Low °F 46 48.1 50.4 53.2 57.8 61.3 64.6 65.6 63.7 58.3 50.1 45.3
Rec Low °F 25 33 33 38 40 47 51 52 50 39 34 28
Precip (in) 2.95 3.01 2.43 0.6 0.23 0.08 0.02 0.1 0.24 0.4 1.12 1.76
Source: USTravelWeather.com [15]

Environment

The area that is now Long Beach historically included several ecological communities, with coastal scrub dominating [3]. A handful of the native plants of the region can still be found in the city. These include California buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), California sagebrush (Artemisia californica), and California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)). Some stands of coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) still remain in the El Dorado Nature Center. California fan palm (Washingtonia filifera), a plant native further inland, was introduced to the city as a garden ornamental and is now naturalized. Some indigenous species of birds, mammals, and other wildlife have adapted to development. species over 250, see text Eriogonum is the botanical name for a genus of flowering plants, in the family Polygonaceae. ... Binomial name Artemisisa californica (Less. ... Binomial name Eschscholzia californica  Cham The California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) is a popular garden flower of the family Papaveraceae. ... Binomial name Quercus agrifolia The Coast live oak, Quercus agrifolia, also called the California live oak, is an evergeen oak, highly variable and often shrubby, found in the coastal regions of southwestern North America from Mendocino County, California south to northern Baja California in Mexico. ... Binomial name Washingtonia filifera (Lindl. ...


Since the arrival of Europeans, many alien species have become naturalized in the area. Introduced plants include yellow mustard, eucalyptus, wild radish, and tumbleweed. Unfortunately, these plants now far outnumber the indigenous plants and spread rapidly in the city's vacant lots and oil fields. natural range Species About 700; see the List of Eucalyptus species Eucalyptus (From Greek, ευκάλυπτος = Well covered) is a diverse genus of trees (and a few shrubs), the members of which dominate the tree flora of Australia. ... Binomial name Raphanus raphanistrum L. Wild Radish or Jointed Charlock, Raphanus raphanistrum, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae. ... Species About 100-130 species; see text Salsola (Saltwort*, Tumbleweed or Russian thistle) is a genus of herbs, subshrubs, shrubs and small trees in the family Amaranthaceae, native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. ...


However, the city and its residents have initiatives underway to preserve and reclaim a small part of its ecological heritage. The RiverLink project has begun to revegetate the Long Beach stretch of the Los Angeles River with indigenous plants. Part of the remaining Pacific Electric Right of Way was cleared of nonnatives, planted with indigenous plants, and made accessible with foot and bike paths. This community open space is now known as The Long Beach Greenbelt and is the focus of continuing efforts in restoration and community education. The El Dorado Nature Center has changed its original "hands-off" approach and begun to actively introduce indigenous species [4]. The Los Cerritos Wetlands Study Group, state government agencies, and grassroots groups are collaborating on a plan to preserve Long Beach's last remaining wetlands. Long Beach is the first city in California to join the 'EcoZone' Program, intended to measurably improve environmental conditions through public-private partnerships [5]. Such projects seek to reduce pollution, restore native habitat, provide green areas for the city's residents to enjoy. The Los Angeles River, highlighted in red (on the left). ... The Pacific Electric Railway main company depot at Sixth Street and Main Street in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ... // Description Entry Points / Parking Maintenance Current Condition Future Plans References Rails to Trails Conservancy profile page External links Categories: | | | ...


Other places in Long Beach to see natural areas include Bluff Park (coastal bluffs), the Golden Shores Marine Reserve, the Jack Dunster Marine Reserve, Shoreline Park, and DeForest Park.


Neighborhoods

Long Beach is a mosaic of neighborhoods, with some of them well-defined, while others blend into nearby neighborhoods. The most desirable properties in Long Beach are in the Belmont Shore and Naples areas in southeast Long Beach near Alamitos Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the homes near the Virginia Country Club in Bixby Knolls and California Heights in west-central Long Beach, the area near El Dorado Park and Long Beach State on the east side of Long Beach and Lakewood Village (near Long Beach City College and Lakewood Country Club)[citation needed]. The downtown area has experienced significant gentrification in recent years with the demolished Long Beach Plaza being replaced by the new Long Beach City Place. Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach, as well as Second Street in Belmont Shore, are known for their restaurants and nightlife. The 4th Street Corridor is known for its funky shops, antique stores and vintage clothing stores. The Broadway Corridor between Alamitos Avenue and Redondo Avenue has the greatest number of gay oriented bars and restaurants in Long Beach.

Part of the Port of Long Beach
Part of the Port of Long Beach
Aerial view of the Port of Long Beach
Aerial view of the Port of Long Beach

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 331 pixelsFull resolution (2109 × 872 pixel, file size: 211 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Part of the Port of Long Beach, California Photo by User:Sfoskett File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 331 pixelsFull resolution (2109 × 872 pixel, file size: 211 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Part of the Port of Long Beach, California Photo by User:Sfoskett File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2080x1544, 745 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2080x1544, 745 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Belmont Heights is a neighborhood in the south-east portion of the city of Long Beach, California, United States, bordering the Pacific Ocean and the more commercial community of Belmont Shore. ... Belmont Shore is an upscale neighborhood in Long Beach, California. ... An affluent area of Long Beach nestled btween the North-Side, California Heights, and Wrigley areas of Long Beach. ... Bluff Heights is a neighborhood in Long Beach, CA comprised mainly of craftsman bungalows constructed from approximately 1910 to 1923. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Broadway corridor is the Gay and Lesbian district of Long Beach. ... California Heights is a historic neighborhood of Long Beach, California. ... Downtown Long Beach is the heart of Long Beach, California, and is the location for most of the citys major tourist attractions and municipal services, and is also the location for numerous businesses. ... East Village Arts District is the name of the eastern part of downtown Long Beach, California. ... There are two very different Eastsides in Long Beach. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Lakewood Village is considered one of the most sought after areas in Long Beach, California. ... Little Phnom Penh (or less often Cambodia Town or Little Cambodia) is the name of the area along Anaheim Street between Alamitos and Junipero avenues in Long Beach, California. ... Los Altos is a middle-upper class neighborhood located on the East side of Long Beach. ... Naples is a series islands located in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California. ... North Long Beach (or the Northside) is a predominately working class area of Long Beach, California. ... Rose Park and Rose Park South are two neighborhoods in Long Beach, CA. The Rose Park Historic District gains its name from the small circular park on Orizaba Avenue at the intersection of 8th St. ... Silverado Park is a city operated park on Long Beachs West-Side. ... Reservation Point at the very southwest tip of Teminal Island. ... The Long Beach Traffic Circle and surrounding area in 1948. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Wrigley District of Long Beach gets its name from William Wrigley the owner an founder of the famed Wrigley Spearmint Gum Empire in Chicago. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 461,522 people, 163,088 households, and 99,646 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,532.8/km² (9,149.8/mi²). There were 171,632 housing units at an average density of 1,313.8/km² (3,402.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.16% White, 14.87% African American, 0.84% Native American, 12.05% Asian, 1.21% Pacific Islander, 20.61% from other races, and 5.27% from two or more races. Latino of any race were 35.77% of the population. According to the 2000 US Census, Long Beach is the most ethnically diverse large city in the United States [16]. Among its Asian population, Long Beach is home to a large Cambodian community, the second-largest Cambodian community outside of Asia (after Paris); a neighborhood along Anaheim Street is called "Little Phnom Penh". It also houses large communities of Tongan and Samoan descent. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... It has been suggested that List of visitor attractions in Paris be merged into this article or section. ... Little Phnom Penh (or less often Cambodia Town or Little Cambodia) is the name of the area along Anaheim Street between Alamitos and Junipero avenues in Long Beach, California. ...


There are also sizable populations of Samoan-Americans, Tongan-Americans, African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Salvadoran-Americans and other Central Americans, such as Belizean-Americans and Panamanian-Americans, as well as Puerto Ricans, Vietnamese Americans, Filipino Americans, and other Asians. Long Beach has a history of immigration from Europe, and a relatively high number of Pacific Islanders and Native Americans (each at over 1 percent). But the article has more to do with racial groups in the city limits of Long Beach, not in nearby cities have high concentrations of Europeans, American Indians and Polynesians. African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... This article is about the country in North America. ... A Vietnamese American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Vietnamese descent. ... In 1998, Benjamin J. Cayetano became the first Filipino American (and second Asian American after Governor George R. Ariyoshi) to be elected state Governor of the United States. ... This article deals primarily or exclusively with the definition of Asian in English-speaking countries, mainly referring to immigrants or descendants of immigrants living therein. ...


There were 163,088 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.55. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 32.9% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,270, and the median income for a family was $40,002. Males had a median income of $36,807 versus $31,975 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,040. About 19.3% of families and 22.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.7% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

The top commercial businesses in Long Beach, based upon the number of employees, are: Boeing, Verizon, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, and The Bragg Companies (crane and heavy transport sales). Several local hospitals are major employers, including: Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Mary Medical Center, and Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. Major government and educational employers include: Long Beach Unified School District, City of Long Beach, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach City College, United State Postal Service, and Long Beach Transit. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ... This article or section should include material from Bell Atlantic This article or section should include material from GTE Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) is a local exchange telephone company formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic, a former Bell Operating Company, and GTE, which was the largest independant local exchange... Gulfstream may refer to: Gulfstream Park Gulfstream Aerospace See also Gulf Stream for the ocean current This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

  • Douglas Aircraft Company (later McDonnell Aircraft Corporation and now part of Boeing) had plants at the Long Beach Airport where they built aircraft for World War II, and later built DC-8s, DC-9s, DC-10s, and MD-11s.
  • Boeing built the Boeing 717 until 2006 and continues to build the C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter in Long Beach. Even after greatly reducing the number of local employees in recent years, Boeing is still the largest employer in the city.
  • Polar Air Cargo, an international cargo airline, is based in Long Beach.
  • TABC, INC., a part of Toyota, makes a variety of car parts, including steering columns and catalytic converters, in Long Beach.
  • Epson America, the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, is headquartered in Long Beach.
  • Pioneer Electronics, the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Pioneer Corporation, is headquartered in Long Beach.
  • SCAN Health Plan, a non-profit "Medicare Advantage" HMO for seniors, is headquartered in Long Beach.
  • Parker Law Firm, the legal firm of the personal injury attorney Larry H. Parker (most noted for his series of television commercials), is headquartered in Long Beach. (Because of the backlash to his commercials, a law was passed in California making it illegal for law firms to quote lawsuit award amounts in their commercials.)
  • Molina Health Care, Inc., a Medicaid management healthcare program, is headquartered in Long Beach.
  • Jesse James' West Coast Choppers custom motorcycle shop is located in Long Beach, and much of the Monster Garage cable TV show is filmed in Long Beach.
  • Acres of Books, the largest and oldest family-owned second-hand bookstore in California

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Shipping and transportation

The Queen Mary permanently docked.
The Queen Mary permanently docked.

The Port of Long Beach is the third busiest [14] seaport in the United States . The port serves shipping between the United States and the Pacific Rim. The combined operations of the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles are the busiest in the USA. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group along with ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, Canada, and Korea speed towards Honolulu in RIMPAC 2000. ... General Information Founded December 9, 1907 Coordinates  - Latitude  - Longitude 33º4239 N 118º1459 W Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 7500 acres 4200 acres 3300 acres Available Berths 270 Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004) Annual container volume 7. ...


Rail shipping is provided by Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway, which carry about half of the trans-shipments from the port. Long Beach has contributed to the Alameda Corridor project to increase the capacity of the rail lines, roads, and highways connecting the port to the Los Angeles rail hub. The project, completed in 2002, created a trench 20 miles (32 km) long and 33 feet (10 m) deep in order to eliminate 200 grade crossings and cost about US$2.4 billion. The Union Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks UP) (NYSE: UNP), headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is the largest railroad network in the United States. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ... The Alameda Corridor is a 20 mile (32 km) freight rail expressway directly connecting the national rail system near downtown Los Angeles, California to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, running parallel to Alameda Street. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... One thousand million (1,000,000,000) is the natural number following 999,999,999 and preceding 1,000,000,001. ...


Long Beach is the southern terminus for the Los Angeles Metro Blue Line light rail corridor. Blue Line trains run from Long Beach City Hall to Downtown Los Angeles. The Metro Rail Blue Line Maintenance Shops, are also located in Long Beach just south of the Del Amo Blue Line station. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (also known as Metro, MTA or LACMTA) is the state chartered regional transportation planning and public transportation operating agency for the county of Los Angeles. ... The Metro Blue Line of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail is a light rail line connecting Downtown Los Angeles at the 7th St/Metro Center station and Downtown Long Beach. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Bunker Hill as seen from Los Angeles City Hall Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ...


There is an Amtrak Thruway bus shuttle starting in San Pedro, with stops at the Queen Mary and downtown Long Beach, that then goes to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and ends in Bakersfield. The Blue Line MetroRail connects downtown Long Beach to the Staples Center and downtown Los Angeles where it connects with Hollywood and Pasadena. There is also a Greyhound Lines terminal downtown. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... San Pedro is a community within Los Angeles, California, annexed in 1909 and a major seaport of the area. ... types/51 sh/sh liner/36 qma/qma. ... A view of Union Station familiar to many of downtown Los Angeles visitors. ... Nickname: Location of Bakersfield, California Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Kern County Founded 1869 Government  - Mayor Harvey Hall Area  - City  131 sq mi (339. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ...


Public transportation in Long Beach is provided by Long Beach Transit. Besides the normal bus service, which charges a fare, Long Beach has free routes, the "Pine Avenue Link" and Passport routes, which use mini-buses to shuttle passengers within the downtown area. The Passport "C" route between the downtown and the Queen Mary, and Passport "A" and "D" buses go East-West along Ocean Boulevard, linking the Catalina Landing in the west with Belmont Shore in the east. (The Passport "B" has been renamed the Pine Avenue Link.) A 90-cent fare is required when traveling east of Atlantic Avenue. Another free route, "Village Tour D'art" in the East Village, visits museums and other points of interest. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Long Beach Transit is a municipal transit company providing fixed and flexible bus transit services in Long Beach, California, United States, other communities in South and Southeast Los Angeles County and Northwestern Orange Counties. ... East Village Arts District is the name of the eastern part of downtown Long Beach, California. ...


Long Beach Transit also operates the 49-passenger AquaBus water taxi, which stops at the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, and four other locations; and the 75-passenger AquaLink water taxi, which travels between the Aquarium, the Queen Mary, and Alamitos Bay Landing next to the Long Beach Marina.


There is also limited bus service to Orange County through Orange County Transportation Authority buses. Route 1, from Long Beach to San Clemente is the longest bus route in the OCTA system. Traveling along Pacific Coast Highway for most of the route, it takes 2-2.5 hrs to complete. Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... OCTA logo. ... Location of San Clemente within Orange County, California. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ...


Torrance Transit buses go from downtown Long Beach to the South Bay. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has bus service from downtown to San Pedro, and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has two regional bus lines that serve downtown Long Beach. Torrance Transit is a transit agency serving mainly Torrance, California // Route 1 runs on Torrance Blvd. ... Downtown Long Beach is growing, thriving, exciting. ... The South Bay and surrounding regions in Southern California The South Bay is a region in the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, commonly referred to as LADOT, is the agency that provides public transportation to the County of Los Angeles. ... San Pedro is a community within Los Angeles, California, annexed in 1909 and a major seaport of the area. ... The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (also known as Metro, MTA or LACMTA) is the state chartered regional transportation planning and public transportation operating agency for the county of Los Angeles. ...


Long Beach Airport serves the Long Beach, South Bay and northern Orange County areas, but is relatively small, considering the area's population. It is the West Coast hub for JetBlue Airways. It is also the site of a major Boeing (formerly Douglas, then McDonnell Douglas) aircraft production facility, which is the city's largest employer. Long Beach Municipal Airport is located in Long Beach, California, and to a degree, serves Los Angeles, California and Orange County, California. ... The South Bay and surrounding regions in Southern California The South Bay is a region in the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... JetBlue Airways is a major American low-cost airline owned by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Boeing. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ...


Several freeways run through Long Beach, connecting it with the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. The San Diego (405) freeway roughly bisects the city and takes commuters northwest or southeast to the Golden State (5) freeway. The Long Beach (710) freeway runs north-south, starting at the southern end between the Port of Long Beach and downtown Long Beach, and terminating just past the intersection with San Bernardino (10) freeway on the border between El Sereno neighbor or Los Angeles and Alhambra. The eastern border of the city is traversed by the San Gabriel River (605) freeway, which joins the 405 at the Long Beach/Los Alamitos border. The Artesia Freeway California State Route 91 runs east-west near the northern border of Long Beach. Interstate 80 (Eastshore Freeway) in Berkeley, California: a typical American freeway (MUTCD definition) A freeway, also known as a highway, superhighway, autoroute, autobahn, autostrada, dual carriageway, expressway, Autosnelweg or motorway, depending on the country of discussion, is a type of road designed for safer high-speed operation of motor vehicles... The Greater Los Angeles Area is the suburban area around the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Interstate 405, colloquially referred to as The 405 (the four-oh-five), is one of the principal north-south highways in Southern California, and the major bypass of I-5 running through Southern California. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Interstate 710 (I-710), mostly named the Long Beach Freeway (and referred to by locals as The Seven-Ten), is a freeway running for 23 miles (37 km) in a north-south direction through Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest seaport in the United States and the tenth busiest port in the world. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 10 Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ... El Sereno (IPA: [ˌɛl səˈɹinoʊ] in English, from the Spanish [el seˈɾeno] the tranquil) is a district in Northeastern Los Angeles, California. ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... Interstate 605/San Gabriel River Freeway (highlighted in red) Interstate 605 (abbreviated I-605), locally called the San Gabriel River Freeway or The 605, is a major north-south freeway of about 27 miles (43 km) in length located entirely within Southern California, USA. Unlike most other freeways in Southern... Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this articles infobox may require cleanup. ...


California State Route 1 (more commonly known as Pacific Coast Highway or PCH) runs through Long Beach. Where it intersects with Lakewood Boulevard (California State Route 19) and Los Coyotes Diagonal is the "infamous" Long Beach Traffic Circle. State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... California State Route 19 (also known as Lakewood Boulevard and Rosemead Boulevard) is a major thoroughfare running roughly north-south in the greater Los Angeles area. ... The Long Beach Traffic Circle and surrounding area in 1948. ...


Long Beach has some bike paths along city streets, plus the Long Beach bicycle path along the ocean from Shoreline Village to Belmont Shore, plus there are bike paths along both the San Gabriel and Los Angeles Rivers. This article or section should include material from Cycle path debate Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... The Long Beach Bike Path in Los Angeles County meanders about 4. ... San Gabriel River is the name of watercourses in two states: San Gabriel River (California) San Gabriel River (Texas) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Los Angeles River, highlighted in red (on the left). ...


Film

One of the places where the film industry started in Southern California was in Long Beach.


Balboa Amusement Producing Company, also known as Balboa Studios, was located at Sixth Street and Alamitos Avenue; they used 11 acres (45,000 m²) on Signal Hill for outdoor locations. Silent movie stars who lived in Long Beach included Fatty Arbuckle and Theda Bara. The 1917 film Cleopatra, starring Theda Bara, was filmed at the Dominguez Slough just west of Long Beach, and Moses parted the Red Sea for Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 black-and-white version of "The Ten Commandments" on the flat seashore of Seal Beach, southeast of Long Beach. Signal Hill is a small city (2. ... This article is about the comedy film. ... Roscoe Conkling Arbuckle (March 24, 1887 – June 29, 1933) was an American silent film comedian. ... Theda Bara was the stage name of Theodosia Burr Goodman (July 29, 1885 - April 13, 1955), a silent film actress. ... The 1917 Cleopatra was directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starred Theda Bara in the title role. ... Cecil Blount DeMille (August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was one of the most successful filmmakers during the first half of the 20th century. ... Location of Seal Beach within Orange County, California. ...


Because of its proximity to LA-area studios and its variety of locations, today Long Beach is regularly used for movies, television shows, and advertisements. The city has filled in for locations across the nation and around the globe. [17] One advantage for Long Beach is that the film industry uses a zone that extends 30 miles from Beverly Blvd. and La Cienega Blvd. in the West Hollywood area. It is cheaper to film within that zone, so Long Beach and other South Bay cities often stand in for areas of Orange County (such as for The O.C. TV show) because almost all of Orange County is outside of the zone. The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ...


Long Beach's high schools are especially popular with the film industry. Long Beach Polytechnic High School has played host to numerous films, providing the outdoor high school grounds of Coach Carter and the indoor high school rooms and hallways of American Pie, among others. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School has been a very popular place to film movies as well, with 2-4 movies filmed per year. St. Anthony High School's gymnasium has also been featured in many movies and television shows, including Coach Carter and Joan of Arcadia. This article is about the polytechnic high school in California. ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film, directed by Thomas Carter. ... For other uses, see American Pie (disambiguation). ... Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo High School is one of the latest schools to be built in Long Beach, California. ... St. ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Joan of Arcadia was an American television fantasy/family drama which aired on Fridays, 8-9 p. ...


Other locations in Long Beach have been used quite frequently as well. Many car chase and crash scenes have been filmed on the long stretches of road near the Long Beach harbor, and Long Beach's downtown neighborhood has stood in for various urban areas in a variety of films. Additionally, the Virginia Country Club area of Long Beach (near, or sometimes considered part of, Long Beach's Bixby Knolls neighborhood) has also provided numerous locations for Hollywood films, including Ferris Bueller's house in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The upscale neighborhood is home to several National Historic Landmarks and is known for its diverse styles ranging from a famous Greene and Greene designed California Bungalow home to modern homes designed by world-renowned architect Edward Killingsworth. An affluent area of Long Beach nestled btween the North-Side, California Heights, and Wrigley areas of Long Beach. ... Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) shakes things up on a parade float Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 film written and directed by John Hughes. ... Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, who established the architectural firm of Greene and Greene, were born in Brighton, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, in 1868 and 1870, respectively. ... A typical Bungalow in Louisvilles Deer Park Neighborhood California Bungalows, commonly called simply bungalows in America, are a form of residential structure that were widely popular across America and, to some extent, the world around the years 1910 to 1925. ... Edward Killingsworth (1917-2004) is best known as a participant in Architecture Digests Case Study program in the mid 1950s. ...


Government

Main article: Mayor of Long Beach

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Education

Primary and secondary schools

Main article: List of private schools in Long Beach, California

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Colleges and universities

The California State University, Long Beach is second largest campus in the California State University system, and the third largest university in the state in terms of enrollment. California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ...


The Long Beach City College is a community college established in 1927. It's composed of two separate campuses. The Liberal Arts Campus located on the residential area of Lakewood Village, while the Pacific Coast Campus is in Central Long Beach. Long Beach City College, established in 1927, is a community college located in Long Beach, California. ... Lakewood Village is considered one of the most sought after areas in Long Beach, California. ...


Brooks College is a private for-profit vocational school best known for its fashion design and fashion marketing programs is located near the Traffic Circle Area. The school will close its doors at the end of March 2009.[15] Brooks College is a system of two for-profit colleges in Long Beach and Sunnyvale, California. ... For-Profit Schools are educational institutions that are run by private, profit-seeking companies or organizations. ... A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ... Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the design of clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time. ... The Long Beach Traffic Circle and surrounding area in 1948. ...


Sites of interest

Parks and recreation

The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine received a Gold Medal award from the National Parks and Recreation Society in 2002, 2003, and 2004, recognizing the Department's "outstanding management practices and programs." The Department manages 92 parks covering over 3,100 acres (13 km²) throughout the city, including the 815 acre (3.3 km²) El Dorado Regional Park, which features fishing lakes, an archery range, youth campground, bike trails, and picnic areas. The Department also operates four public swimming pools, and four launch ramps for boaters to access the Pacific Ocean. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1532 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pyramid Walter Pyramid Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1532 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pyramid Walter Pyramid Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... The Walter Pyramid The Walter Pyramid, formerly known as the Long Beach Pyramid, is the on-campus basketball and volleyball arena for the NCAA college basketball and college volleyball teams of Long Beach State University 49ers. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 102.5 acre El Dorado Nature Center is part of the larger El Dorado Regional Park. The center features lakes, a stream, and trails, with meadows and forested areas. [18]


The Long Beach Greenbelt is a section of the old Pacific Electric right-of-way, restored by community activists as native habitat. It currently supports approximately 40 species of California native plants as well as a plethora of urban wildlife. Its pleasant, relaxing atmosphere provides for community open space while educating citizens about what the land was like prior to industrialization and urbanization. // Description Entry Points / Parking Maintenance Current Condition Future Plans References Rails to Trails Conservancy profile page External links Categories: | | | ...


Rancho Los Alamitos is a 7.5 acre historical site owned by the City of Long Beach and is near the Long Beach campus of the California State University system. The site includes five agricultural buildings, including a working blacksmith’s shop, four acres of gardens, and an adobe ranch house dating from around 1800. The Rancho is within a gated community, so you must pass through security gates to get to it. [19] Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Rancho Los Cerritos is a 4.7 acre historical site owned by Long Beach in the Bixby Knolls area near the Virginia Country Club. The adobe buildings date from the 1880s. The site also includes a California history research library. [20] An affluent area of Long Beach nestled btween the North-Side, California Heights, and Wrigley areas of Long Beach. ... // Development and commercial production of electric lighting Development and commercial production of gasoline-powered automobile by Karl Benz, Gottlieb Daimler and Maybach First commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings. ...


The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (1. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ...


The front beach area of the city was once home to a now-defunct amusement park. Its first rollercoaster opened for business in June 1907. It was named the Figure 8 after the shape of the tracks, and was built on pilings that reached out over the water. In 1914 the Pike Amusement Zone undertook several upgrades and a new roller coaster named the Jack Rabbit Racer was opened in May 1915 becoming the second largest racing coaster in the country. It was part of the Silver Spray Pier which included several new rides and concessions. In the mid twenties, several expansions were made to the area and the Jack Rabbit Racer was remodeled raising the ride's dips to a greater height and steepness but it was soon removed to make way for the Cyclone Racer roller coaster which opened May 1930. The new coaster was also built on pilings over the ocean, but as the breakwater was built and the harbor expanded, the sandy beach extended. Eventually the entire pier stood over the beach. When demolished in September 1968, the Cyclone Racer was the only two track roller coaster in the United States. The Pike was an amusement park and arcade near the beach, south of Ocean Boulevard, in Long Beach, California. ...


Media

The local daily newspaper is the Long Beach Press-Telegram, which is distributed throughout most of the Gateway Cities and South Bay areas of southwest Los Angeles County. The Press-Telegram is part of the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, which has several newspapers in the Southern California area that share some resources and reporters. The Los Angeles Newspaper Group is an umbrella group of local daily newspapers published in the greater Los Angeles area. ... The Gateway Cities, shaded in blue (the boundary is approximate) The Gateway Cities of Southern California are those located in southeastern Los Angeles County. ... The South Bay and surrounding regions in Southern California The South Bay is a region in the southwest peninsula of Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... The Los Angeles Newspaper Group is an umbrella group of local daily newspapers published in the greater Los Angeles area. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ...


As of 2007, Long Beach is served by The District Weekly, an alternative weekly that covers news, the arts, restaurants, and the local music scene. The OC Weekly and LA Weekly are also distributed widely in Long Beach.


There are a number of weekly and biweekly newspapers, which highlight the city's educational, political and business goings-on. The Beachcomber, Grunion Gazette and Downtown Gazette are community-centric papers with substantial distribution. Business news is covered by the biweekly Long Beach Business Journal.


There are two primary online news sources. LBReport.com (est 1999) engages in 'hard' journalism and investigative reporting of local stories, issues and officials. The LBPost.com (est 2007) features news and opinion form a pool of columnists. LongBeachCulture.org is the dominant clearinghouse and calendar for arts & cultural events.


Long Beach also gets distribution of the daily Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and La Opinión newspapers, plus the weekly Los Angeles Sentinel. This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... The Orange County Register is a daily newspaper published in Santa Ana, California. ... La Opinión is a Spanish language daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the six counties of Southern California. ... The Los Angeles Sentinel is a weekly African American-owned newspaper published in Los Angeles, California. ...


Long Beach is part of the Los Angeles DMA radio and television markets. Although a few radio stations have had studios in Long Beach over the years, including the 80's alternative music and later hard rock station KNAC, the only remaining radio stations in Long Beach are the jazz and blues station KKJZ on the Cal State Long Beach campus, and the Christian radio broadcaster KFRN. A designated market area is a group of counties in the United States that are covered by a specific television station. ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... “Hard Rock” redirects here. ... KNAC is an internet based heavy metal music radio station that pays tribute to a former United States, Los Angeles, California area FM radio station. ... KKJZ (KJAZZ, 88. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... KFRN 1280 AM is a non-commercial traditional Christian radio station licensed to Long Beach, California and serving the Los Angeles market, which runs programming from Family Radio. ...


Culture

View of the Long Beach skyline from the Queen Mary.
The same view from the Queen Mary at night.

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Art

The Long Beach Museum of Art is owned by the City of Long Beach, and operated by the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation. Long Beach also features the Museum of Latin American Art, founded in 1996 by Dr. Robert Gumbiner. It is the only museum in the western United States that exclusively features Latin American art. The Long Beach Museum of Art is a museum located in Long Beach, California. ... The Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) is a museum located in Long Beach, California featuring various pieces of contemporary Latin American art. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


The University Art Museum on the Long Beach State campus (founded in 1973) has a national reputation for its high-quality and innovative programs. [21] Long Beach State is also home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. (on what basis is largest determined since there is no citation? Number of students? Square footage? Citation needed) For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


In 1965, Long Beach State hosted the first International Sculpture Symposium to be held in the United States and the first at a college or university. Six sculptors from around the world and two from the United States created many of the monumental sculptures seen on the campus. There are now over 20 sculptures on the campus. Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... The International Sculpture Symposium movement was spearheaded by Karl Prantl in Austria in 1959. ... College (Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ...


Long Beach is known for its street art. Some of the murals were created in conjunction with the city's Mural and Cultural Arts Program, but many others were not. [22] [23] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ...


The Anime Expo® is held regularly at the Convention Center. Its success over the past 13 years has encouraged multitudes of other conventions to spring up across the country. Its Exhibit Hall has been host to the largest collection of import and domestic anime and manga merchandise anywhere in America, as well as host to galleries of some of the most influential artists in Japan's recent history.


On the exterior of the Long Beach Sports Arena is one of the artist Wyland's Whaling Walls. At 116,000 square feet (11,000 m²), it is the world's largest mural (according to the Guinness Book of Records). The Long Beach Sports Arena is a 11,200-seat multi-purpose arena in Long Beach, California. ... “Isle of Shoals Humpbacks”, a Whaling Wall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ... Whales mural in Detroit, 4 June 2006 This is the list of Whaling Walls, large outdoor murals of whales and other sea life, that have been completed by the artist Wyland. ... Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ...


Shops and galleries in the East Village Arts District, in downtown Long Beach hold their monthly art openings and artists exhibit in street galleries on the second Saturday of the monthduring the Artwalk [24]. East Village Arts District is the name of the eastern part of downtown Long Beach, California. ...


Long Beach has a percent for art program administered through the Arts Council of Long Beach and the Redevelopment Agency which ensures that new private developments contribute to the arts fund or commission artworks for their new projects [25] .


Music

The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra plays numerous classical and pop music concerts throughout the year. The symphony plays at the Terrace Theater in the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. [26] Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center is a convention center located in Long Beach, California. ...


Long Beach Opera, founded in 1979, is the oldest professional opera company serving the Los Angeles and Orange County regions. It presents performances of standard and non-standard opera repertoire at various locations, including the Terrace Theater and Center Theater of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB. [27] Long Beach Opera is a Southern California opera company serving the greater Los Angeles and Orange County metroplex. ... The Terrace Theater is a 3,051-seat theater located in Long Beach, California. ... The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center is a convention center located in Long Beach, California. ...


Long Beach Community Concert Association LBCCA is a 49 year old, volunteer organization that provides quality musical entertainment appealing to seniors and others, four Sunday afternoons a year at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB. LBCCA also has an outreach program taking musical entertainment to senior care and senior housing facilities around the greater Long Beach area.


KJAZZ 88.1 FM (KKJZ) broadcasts from California State University, Long Beach. The station features jazz and blues music exclusively and can also be listened to over the Internet. [28] KBEACH is the student owned and operated web-only radio at CSULB. [29] KKJZ (KJAZZ, 88. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on the use of the blue notes and a repetitive pattern that most often follows a twelve-bar structure. ...


Long Beach is the host to a number of long-running music festivals. They include the Bob Marley Reggae Festival (February), the Cajun & Zydeco Festival (May), the El Dia De San Juan Puerto Rican Festival (Salsa music, June) the Aloha Concert Jam (Hawaiian music, June), the Long Beach Jazz Festival (August), the Long Beach Blues Festival (September, since 1980), and the Brazilian Street Carnaval (Brazilian music, September). The Long Beach Blues Festival, in Long Beach, California, is one of the largest and 2nd oldest Blues festivals on the West Coast (1st being the San Francisco Blues Festival). ... The Brazilian Street Carnaval is an annual event in Long Beach California that emulates the Rio-Style carnaval parades and bands that happen in Rio de Janeiro during their carnaval in February and March. ...


Long Beach has a history of well-known artists. The bands Sublime, subsequent Long Beach Dub Allstars, and Long Beach Shortbus are all from Long Beach, as is the new-wave punk band Le Shok, and old school hip hop group Ugly Duckling. Rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg and Zack de la Rocha were born and raised in Long Beach. Melissa Etheridge traces her roots to performing at Que Sera, a former lesbian bar in Long Beach. New rising post-hardcore bands and acts such as I Am Ghost also hails from Long Beach. Sublime was an American band that originated in Long Beach, California. ... The Long Beach Dub Allstars was a reggae band formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2002. ... Long Beach Shortbus is a reggae influenced punk band from Long Beach, CA, United States. ... Le Shok was a new wave punk rock band from Long Beach, California. ... Old school hip hop is a term used to describe the very earliest hip hop music to come out of the block parties of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Young Einstein, Andy Cooper & Dizzy Dustin Ugly Duckling are a hip hop trio, formed in 1993 in Long Beach, California. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970 in Long Beach, California) better known as Warren G, is an American West Coast rapper and hip hop producer. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... Zacarías Manuel Zack de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is a rapper, musician, poet and activist, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine. ... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is a Grammy- and Academy Award-winning American rock musician. ... A lesbian is a woman who is romantically and sexually attracted only to other women. ... I Am Ghost is a post-hardcore band from Long Beach, California, formed in late 2004. ...


The Carpenters, a pop group from the 1960s and 1970s, consisted of musicians who were all students at California State University, Long Beach. Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center at CSULB is named in honor of these famous alumni of the Music Department. The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ...


The Long Beach Municipal Band, founded in 1909 is the longest running, municipally supported band in the country. In 2005, the band played 24 concerts in various parks around Long Beach. [30]


Theater

Long Beach has several resident professional and semi-professional theater companies, notably: Download high resolution version (1024x481, 104 KB)Source: http://pdphoto. ... Download high resolution version (1024x481, 104 KB)Source: http://pdphoto. ... Downtown Long Beach is growing, thriving, exciting. ...


Musical Theatre West, one of the largest regional theatrical producers in Southern California, who performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of CSU Long Beach; For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ...


International City Theatre, who produces plays and musicals at the Center Theater (part of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center); The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center is a convention center located in Long Beach, California. ...


The Long Beach Playhouse, in continuous operation for over 75 years, has shows running 50 weeks out of the year on two stages.


Additionally, Long Beach is home to a number of smaller and “black-box” theaters, including the Found Theatre, the Garage Theatre (http://www.thegaragetheatre.org), and California Repertory Company (part of the graduate theater program at CSULB) that performs at the National Guard Armory in downtown Long Beach. Numerous tours and other stage events come through Long Beach, particularly at the Terrace Theater and the Carpenter Center, and both CSU Long Beach and Long Beach City College maintain active theater departments. The Terrace Theater is a 3,051-seat theater located in Long Beach, California. ... Long Beach City College, established in 1927, is a community college located in Long Beach, California. ...


Cultural events

  • Chinese New Year Festival (West Coast Hotel, Late Jan., 7th Day of the Lunar New Year)
  • Scottish Festival and Games (Queen Mary, Feb.) [31]
  • Annual Indian Pow Wow (CSULB, March)
  • Cambodian New Year Celebration (El Dorado Park, April)
  • the Kaleidoscope Festival (CSULB, April) [32]
  • Cinco de Mayo (at the Museum of Latin American Art, plus several celebrations in city parks, May 5)
  • Long Beach Pride Festival (May) [33]
  • El Dia de San Juan Puerto Rican festival (June at the Queen Mary Events park) [34]
  • Juneteenth Festival (Martin Luther King Park, mid-June)
  • AnimeExpo (Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) (Long Beach Convention Center, June 29th - July 2nd)
  • Tafesilafa'i (Pacific Islander festival, Shoreline Village, July)
  • E Hula Mau (Hula and Chant competition, Terrace Theater, Labor Day weekend) [35]
  • Annual Grecian Festival (Greek Orthodox Church of Long Beach, Labor Day weekend)
  • Brazilian Street Carnaval (Sept.) [36].
  • Annual Hmong New Year Festival (El Dorado Park, December)

In October, Long Beach State hosts the CSULB Wide Screen Film Festival, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. The festival started in 1992 as a showcase for movies filmed in the widescreen format, but has since been transformed into an artist-in-residence event. A major film artist (such as former CSULB student Steven Spielberg) screens and discusses their own work as well as the ten films that most influenced their cinematic vision. [37] A typical Cinco de Mayo Baile folklórico celebration in Gardena, California. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of San Juan within the island of Puerto Rico Coordinates: Country United States Territory Puerto Rico Founded 1508/1521 Area  - City 76. ... Juneteenth celebration in Austin, Texas on 19 June 1900 Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an annual holiday in fourteen states of the United States. ... The Brazilian Street Carnaval is an annual event in Long Beach California that emulates the Rio-Style carnaval parades and bands that happen in Rio de Janeiro during their carnaval in February and March. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... The inner box (green) is the format used in most pre-1952 films and pre-widescreen television. ... Artist-in-residence programs and other residency opportunities allow artists to stay and work elsewhere for arts sake. They offer conditions that are conducive to creativity and they provide for working facilities, ready to be used by individual artists. ... Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ...


Christmas boat "parades" are a Southern California tradition, with at least one held every weekend night from December 1 till Christmas. The "Naples Island Christmas Parade" has been held since 1946, and passes through the canals of Naples and around Alamitos Bay past Belmont Shore. The "Parade of A Thousand Lights" is in the Shoreline Village area (near Downtown Long Beach and the RMS Queen Mary). [38] There is also a Christmas boat parade in the nearby Port of Los Angeles/San Pedro area, and another in the Huntington Harbour community of nearby Huntington Beach. is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Naples is a series islands located in Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California. ... Belmont Shore is an upscale neighborhood in Long Beach, California. ... Downtown Long Beach is growing, thriving, exciting. ... types/51 sh/sh liner/36 qma/qma. ... General Information Founded December 9, 1907 Coordinates  - Latitude  - Longitude 33º4239 N 118º1459 W Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 7500 acres 4200 acres 3300 acres Available Berths 270 Vessel Arrivals 2,813 (FY 2004) Annual container volume 7. ... San Pedro is connected to Los Angeles by a thin strip of land called the Harbor Gateway which roughly follows the 110 freeway. ... Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in southern California. ...


The Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Parade & Festival has been held in May or June since 1984 . It is the second largest event in Long Beach, attracting over 125,000 participants over the two day celebration. It is the third largest Gay Pride Parade in the United States. [39] 2004 Gay Pride Parade in São Paulo, Brazil. ...


Other parades in Long Beach include:

  • the Martin Luther King Parade (Jan.)
  • Cambodian New Years Parade (March or April)
  • Brazilian Street Carnaval (Sept.) [40]
  • Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade (Oct.) [41]
  • Long Beach Veterans Day Parade (Nov.) [42]
  • Belmont Shore Christmas Parade (Dec.) [43]
  • Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane & Parade (Dec.)

The Brazilian Street Carnaval is an annual event in Long Beach California that emulates the Rio-Style carnaval parades and bands that happen in Rio de Janeiro during their carnaval in February and March. ...

Sports

2005 Long Beach Grand Prix, showing turn 10 and the Long Beach skyline
2005 Long Beach Grand Prix, showing turn 10 and the Long Beach skyline
Long Beach Grand Prix

The Long Beach Grand Prix in April is the single largest event in Long Beach. It started in 1975 as a Formula 5000 race on the streets of downtown, and became a Formula One race, the United States Grand Prix West, the following year. Since 1984 it has been a Champ Car event. During the same weekend as the Grand Prix, there are also races in the American Le Mans Series and the Champ Car Atlantic Series. In addition, there is a Drift Challenge and the Toyota Pro/Celebrity race. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the premier circuit in the Champ Car World Series. ... The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the premier circuit in the Champ Car World Series. ... Formula 5000 (or F5000) was an auto-racing series that ran in the United Kingdom from 1968 to 1976. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The United States Grand Prix West was a race held at Long Beach, California, as a Formula 5000 race in 1975 and a Formula One world championship event from 1976 to 1983. ... “CART” redirects here. ... The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a series of automobile races. ... The Champ Car Atlantic Championship is a formula racing series with races throughout North America. ...

Baseball

Long Beach Little League teams that included Sean Burroughs were back-to-back World Series Champions in 1992 & 1993. Other noted Long Beach ballplayers include Tony Gwynn, Bobby Grich, Chase Utley, Milton Bradley, and Bob Lemon. Little League Baseball - Logo Little League pitcher in Winesburg, Ohio Little League, Wayne, Michigan Little League Baseball is the name of a non-profit organization in the United States which organizes local childrens leagues of baseball and softball throughout the USA and the rest of the world. ... Sean Patrick Burroughs (born September 12, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia) was a third baseman for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball prior to being traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2005 offseason. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... Robert Anthony Bobby Grich (born January 15, 1949 in Muskegon, Michigan) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Baltimore Orioles (1970-76) and California Angels (1977-86). ... Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 - January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ...


The Long Beach Armada of the independent Golden Baseball League plays at Blair Field. Ex-Major Leaguer Darrell Evans manages the team that features former major league players as well as rookies looking to reach the Majors for the first time. The Long Beach Armada are a Golden League team based in Long Beach, California. ... The Golden Baseball League, based in Pleasanton, California, is a professional, independent baseball league which operates in the Western United States. ... Darrell Wayne Evans (born May 26, 1947 in Pasadena, California) is a former third baseman and first baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1969 to 1989 with the Atlanta Braves (1969-76, 1989), San Francisco Giants (1976-83) and Detroit Tigers (1984-88). ...


Blair Field (built in 1958) has hosting numerous American Legion baseball, Connie Mack baseball, high school, junior college, college, minor league baseball and major league spring training exhibition baseball games. It has also been host of six MTV Rock & Jock softball games, and has been the filming location for numerous film, TV and commercial productions. [44] It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Minor League Baseball. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ...

Basketball

The minor league American Basketball Association team, the Long Beach Jam, played in the Walter Pyramid (a pyramid-shaped gym) on the Long Beach State campus) from 2003 to 2005. For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Long Beach Jam, an expansion team in the new American Basketball Association, were coached in their inaugural season by Earl Cureton. ... The Walter Pyramid. ...


The Southern California Summer Pro League is a showcase for current and prospective NBA basketball players, including recent draft picks, current NBA players working on their skills and conditioning, and international professionals hoping to become NBA players. The league plays in the Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus during July. [45] The Summer Pro League, officially known as the The Southern California Summer Pro League (SPL) is a basketball league held every summer in Long Beach, California where first and second round draft picks in the NBA are able to improve their skills. ... “NBA” redirects here. ...

The Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus
Sailing

Since its inception in August 1964, the Congressional Cup has grown into one of the major international sailing events. Now held in April, it is the only grade 1 match race regatta held in the United States. The one-on-one race format is the same as the America's Cup, and many of the winners of the Congressional Cup have gone on to win the America's Cup as well. Image File history File links Longbeach_pyramid. ... Image File history File links Longbeach_pyramid. ... The Walter Pyramid. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... A match race is a regatta for two sailing boats, racing each other around a course. ... This article is about the yachting competition. ...


The Leeway Sailing and Aquatics Center on Alamitos Bay in Belmont Shore is a youth sailing program founded in 1929 . It is recognized as one of the premier municipal instructional sailing programs in the country. [46] Belmont Shore is an upscale neighborhood in Long Beach, California. ...

Surfing

Long Beach was once famously known for its great surf breaks. During the summer months, Long Beach use to receive south swells bringing in excellent surf, as the beach faces South. Now with breakers blocking all ocean swells from coming into the harbor, Long Beach no longer is known for great surf. However, several miles south on Pacific Coast Highway are some of the best surf breaks in Southern California. Look up surf on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Scene from highway 1 (Near Half Moon Bay) State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ...

Water Skiing

In July, there is the annual Catalina Ski Race, which starts from Long Beach Harbor and goes to Catalina Island and back to complete a 100 km (62 mile) circuit. This race has been held annually since 1948 and features skiers from around the world. [47] Santa Catalina Island, location relative to the coast of Southern California Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California. ...

Windsurfing and Kitesurfing

On windy summer weekends, hundreds of windsurfers and kitesurfers flock to Belmont Shores for the summer thermal winds that often occur there. A windsurfer with modern gear tilts the rig and carves the board to perform a planing gybe (downwind turn) close to shore in Maui, Hawaii, one of the popular destinations for windsurfing. ... Kitesurfing in the Columbia River Gorge Kitesurfers use power kites tethered to harnesses to glide through water and air Kitesurfing, also known as kiteboarding, involves using a power kite to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard or a kiteboard (a wakeboard-like board). ...

Golf

Long Beach has five municipal golf courses, as well as the private Virginia Country Club in the Bixby Knolls area. Recreation Park, built in 1917, is one of the busiest golf courses in the United States. Many talented professional golfers have honed their golf skills in the Long Beach area. PGA Tour veteran and 11 time winner John Cook grew up playing golf in Long Beach. 16 time PGA tour winner Mark O'Meara attended Long Beach State University, Two time PGA tour winner Paul Goydos grew up in Long Beach and attended Long Beach State University. John Mallinger, a rookie on the PGA tour went to Long Beach State University, John Merrick another rookie on the tour grew up in Long Beach (attended UCLA), Peter Tomasulo who also grew up in Long Beach is a promising young player on the Nationwide Tour (attended Cal Berkeley), [48] [49] An affluent area of Long Beach nestled btween the North-Side, California Heights, and Wrigley areas of Long Beach. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...

Rugby Union

The Belmont Shore rugby team plays in the US Rugby Super League. They've been in seven league finals, and have been champions three times. Official Website www. ... For other articles with similar names, see Super League. ...

College Sports

Long Beach State's team mascot are the 49ers. [50] The school has had national championships in Women's Volleyball (5), Men's Volleyball (1), Track and Field (1), Men's Tennis (1-Division II), Swimming (1-Division II), Women's Badminton (2), and Women's Field Hockey (1). The school also has had regularly NCAA tournament appearances in Men's Baseball, Men's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Tennis, Men's Water Polo, and Women's Water Polo [51]. Their Cheer Team has also been national champions in 2003, 2004 and 2006. [52] California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ... The term 49er may refer to: Someone who took part in the California Gold Rush, which began in 1849. ...


The sports teams at Long Beach City College have also done well, including national championships in Men's Gymnastics (6), Football (5), Women's Soccer (3), and Men's Doubles and Singles Tennis (1 each). They have also had state championships in numerous sports, including 2006-7 championships in Men's and Women's Water Polo. [53] Long Beach City College, established in 1927, is a community college located in Long Beach, California. ...

Olympics

During the two Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, Long Beach has hosted a number of the competitions, including rowing events in the Marine Stadium, sailing events off the coast of Long Beach, volleyball in the Long Beach Sports Arena, and archery at El Dorado Regional Park. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


For the 1984 Summer Olympics, Long Beach hosted yachting, volleyball, fencing and archery competitions. For the 1932 Summer Olympics, Long Beach hosted the rowing competition. Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ...


The Belmont Plaza Pool has hosted U.S. Olympic swimming trials in 1968 and 1976 . For the 2004 U.S. Olympic swimming trials, a temporary swimming stadium was constructed in the parking lot adjacent to the Long Beach Sports Arena.


The USA Water Polo National Aquatic Center, where the men's and women's US Olympic water polo teams train, is located in nearby Los Alamitos. Location of Los Alamitos within Orange County, California. ...

Famous Long Beach athletes

Long Beach is the childhood home of tennis legend Billie Jean King, three-time Super Bowl-winning NFL linebacker Willie McGinest, and eight-time National League batting champion and longtime San Diego Padres outfielder Tony Gwynn. Each attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Jeff Severson, the "Singing Safety" and 9 year NFL veteran, went to Wilson High School. Billie Jean Moffitt King (born November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California) is a retired tennis player from the United States. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Willie McGinest William Lee McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American Football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6, 19, 31, 35, 42 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Other nicknames Pads, Friars Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Qualcomm Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Anthony Keith Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball, statistically one of the best and most consistent hitters in baseball history. ... This article is about the polytechnic high school in California. ... Jeff Severson was born on September 16, 1949 and currently resides on Naples Island, CA. He is a 9 year NFL veteran and is currently an actor and TV host on Charter Communications. ... There are numerous Wilson High Schools in the United States, most named after the United States President Woodrow Wilson, including: Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Los Angeles, California Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Long Beach, California Woodrow Wilson High School, Portland, Oregon Woodrow Wilson High School, Portsmouth, Virginia Woodrow Wilson...


2004 Summer Olympics gold medal winning beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor graduated from California State University, Long Beach (where she won a national championship and several other awards), and currently resides in Long Beach. The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Misty May-Treanor (born July 30, 1979) is an American professional beach volleyball player. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. ...


US Olympic Water Polo Team Member, Ryan Bailey, was raised in Long Beach, where he attended Robert A. Millikan High School.


Notable natives and residents

The following notable people were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with the city of Long Beach, California. ...

Miscellaneous information

International beauty contests

The first Miss Universe Pageant was held in Long Beach, California in 1952. It was won by Armi Kuusela from Finland, who gave up her title to get married to a Filipino tycoon, Virgilio Hilario, shortly before her year was complete. The pageant remained in Long Beach until 1968, when the contest moved to Japan. The Miss International contest was again held in Long Beach in 1971 before returning permanently to Japan. [54] The Original Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela Armi Kuusela was the first-ever winner of the Miss Universe, a beauty pageant originally created to sell swimsuits for Catalina swimwear. ...

Sister cities

Long Beach's sister cities are (as of December 2005) [55]: Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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See also

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References

  1. ^ American Community Survey Data Profile Highlights for Long Beach city, California. U.S. Census Bureau (2005). Retrieved on 2007-06-28.
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