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Orange County Public Libraries is a network of community libraries. We have 33 branches as well as an outlet in the Orangewood Children's Home to provide a variety of services to residents throughout Orange County. Some of the branches are operated within the jurisdiction of the county's 33 cities and some within the county's unincorporated area.


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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Amin and Irene David of Los Amigos of Orange County describe the organization of community vigils during Santa Ana's 1995 homicide epidemic. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, David, Amin, David, Irene, californiapreservationservice, Hispanic...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Additional Title : as told by Edith Nelson and Grandaughter, Lisa Pedral Series Title : California of the Past Description : Story of an Oakland based airline that flew humanitarian support around the world, 1946 - 1960. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written...
Topics: californialightandsound, Nelson, Edith, Pedral, Lisa, californiapreservationservice, Airlines
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Dan Duling, Pageant of the Masters Scriptwriter (1981 - present) on the Pageant's birth at the second annual Laguna Beach Festival of Arts in 1933 and the persistence of the Pageant's appeal over the last 80+ years. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, Duling, Dan, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1933 - 2014,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Stephen Rios discusses his experiences protecting Native American access to traditional resources, and his father's experience "assimilating" Native American children at Riverside's Sherman Institute for Indians. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Rios Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Chuck Herpick on body surfing in South Orange County and the meaning of his phrase, "Surf Life." Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Well I grew up in surfing. As a young kid, as I said my parents used to take us to the beach every weekend. I mean every weekend of the summer for sure. And my dad and mom used to body surf and they taught me to body surf and so that was my introduction to surfing. Bodysurfing there in Laguna...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Herpick, Charles
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : The creation of Santa Ana's "River of Tears" quilt - The River of Tears (Rio de Lagrimas) quilt was created in 1995 by Santa Ana families who were affected by firearm violence. It was created to complement a series of vigils held at homicide sites around the city. The project was coordinated by Los Amigos of Santa Ana as part of their mission to prevent violence in their community. The quilt is over 45 feet long and 4 feet wide. It contains 75...
Topics: californialightandsound, David, Amin, David, Irene, Santa Ana (Calif.), 1990s,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato recalls an Orange County Democratic Party Chairman's refusal to support his candidacy for State Senate because of his Mexican-American heritage. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
Topics: californialightandsound, Serrato, Alfred, Santa Ana (Calif.), 1979 - 1983,...
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Note : Jeff Divine recounts experiences of surfers sneaking onto (and getting caught sneaking onto) U.S. Marine-controlled Trestles Beach in the 1960s. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : There was a whole era of the Marines controlling that area which is lower trestles, upper trestles, cottons, and towards San Onofre. When Nixon bought their Western White House and starts staying there whenever he was out here at the Western White House the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Divine, Jeff
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Donna Hobbs wishes OC Public Libraries a Happy 90th birthday and tells the story of moving to Laguna Hills in 1968 and using the library system as it grew over the years. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
Topics: californialightandsound, Hobbs, Donna, californiapreservationservice, Libraries
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Dick Metz on the evolution of surfboards and the popularization of surfing after World War II. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : Before the war, there wasn't a hundred people in all of California that surfed. Palos Verdes Cove, San Onofre, wind and sea, a few kids, but boards were so heavy, the water is cold in the winter time, there's no fin. It wasn't a very appealing sport to getting the public enthusiastic about...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Surfboards, Metz, Dick
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) ceremonial leader, Adelia Sandoval, on Acjachemen ancestors' preservation of tribal culture during the historical Mission period. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Katie Wheeler Library; Irvine, California. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC Public Libraries has...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato recalls being raised in the city of Orange and later meeting the Orange Postmaster. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Serrato, Alfred, californiapreservationservice, Hispanic Americans
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Experiences at Santa Anita Japanese Internment Center durring World War II. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods, California, for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Tsutsui, James, Arcadia (Calif.), Early 1940s,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler's experiences as a movie extra during the shooting of Billy Wilder's "Spirit of St. Louis" at the Irvine Ranch. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Chandler, Alice, Irvine Ranch, Wilder, Billy, californiapreservationservice
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : What it's Like to Go to War Description : Radar man Earl W. McKeever discusses his duty on the USS California and going to war in the largest naval battle of WWII, the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines on October 23-26, 1944. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded March 2014 as part of California Reads, War Comes Home, a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
Topics: californialightandsound, McKeever, Earl W., Philippines, 1944, californiapreservationservice, World...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Ray Holloway on becoming a Cowboy. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods, California for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
Topics: californialightandsound, Holloway, Ray, California, californiapreservationservice,...
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Note : Martin Engelman, Philip Inglee, Richard "Skip" Leifer, Donald MacKay, William McCroskey, Carl McLarand, Roger Miller, Kent Moore, Larry Munz, and Philip Silldorff remember the 1953 Boy Scout Jamboree, hosted at Irvine Ranch (present day Newport Beach). Recorded for OC Stories; Fashion Island, Newport Beach, California Transcript : CM = Carl McLarand DM = Donald MacKay LM = Larry Munz RM = Roger Miller KM = Kent Moore PI = Philip Inglee PS = Philip Silldorff RL = Richard Skip...
Topics: californiarevealed, Boy Scouts, Boy Scouts of America
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Former Laguna Beach Lifeguard Mitch Ridder (with author Craig Lockwood) remembers a particular rescue at Woods Cove Beach and reflects on lifeguards' ability to anticipate danger. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : MR: I was standing down at the water line late in the afternoon watching a lot of the kids play in the water and had a man walk up to me and he said hi and I said hi and he...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Multiple world record holder, Woody Bowersock's passion for competitive swimming. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods, California, for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bowersock, Woody, californiapreservationservice, Swimming
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Retired Engineer, Joseph Mannix, discusses some of the remarkable Summer Reading booths he has created for Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library in his time volunteering there (1997 - present). Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : Credit: Joseph Mannix, Retired Engineer. Library Volunteer, 1997 - present Text: Why did you become a library volunteer? JM: I had friends and stuff were volunteering and I felt kind of useless not doing it so I...
Topics: californiarevealed, Libraries, Engineers--California, Mannix, Joseph
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Ray Holloway on becoming a cowboy movie star. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods, California for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or...
Topics: californialightandsound, Holloway, Ray, California, californiapreservationservice,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Laguna Beach Lifeguard Reunion, celebrating 90 years of lifeguarding in Laguna Beach. Featuring Art Smart (Lifeguard 1961 - 1978), Tim Houts (Lifeguard 1976 - 1983), Wolf Hanke (Lifeguard 1985 - 1994), and Jimmy Flynn (Lifeguard 1943, 1947 - 1953). Recorded for OC Stories, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : Text: Laguna Beach Lifeguard Reunion June 15th, 2019 Text: Art Smart, Lifeguard 1961 - 1978 AS: My name is Art Smart and I'm a retired lifeguard. I've been here, from Laguna Beach,...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Reunions, Laguna Beach Lifeguards
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Historian Gilbert Gonzalez discusses California's Bracero (Mexican guest worker) program and shares the experiences of former Braceros. Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : There were about 140 agricultural strikes in California and Orange County was central to a number of them here; and that became an issue. And even though some people say that the Bracero program - which is gonna come along in around 1942 - that the Bracero program...
Topics: californiarevealed, Labor, Immigrants
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374694 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Scott, Jenny
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/377303 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Public libraries, Local history, Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374731 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Holmes, Paul
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374704 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/377311 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Centennial celebrations
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374716 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Fletcher, Herbie
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Dan Duling, Pageant of the Masters Scriptwriter (1981 - present) on the vital tradition of community volunteerism that makes the Pageant possible. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Duling, Dan, californiapreservationservice, Laguna Beach Pageant of the...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Author and food critic Gustavo Arellano discusses the history of Mexican food and restaurants in California in general and Orange County in particular. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded as San Clemente Library. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
Topics: californialightandsound, Arellano, Gustavo, Orange County (Calif.), Mid - late 1900s,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Jack Saunderson remembers his mother, Lucy Chavarrias Saunderson, her collection of winning horseshoes, and the 1930s San Clemente trend of displaying "lucky horseshoes" on car grills. Recorded for OC Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : There was a horse track at the Cottons Estate, many of the old timers would remember. And a lot of the horses were stored there, like some of the famous horses, including Seabiscuit. I think the owners thought that...
Topic: californiarevealed
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Pamela Chesney-Algar recalls her grandmother in the 1920s and during the 1933 Long Beach earthquake Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Long Beach (Calif.), 1920s, 1933, californiapreservationservice,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Tom "Sudz" Sutherland discusses his experiences working for Hobie Alter and his fifty year career building and customizing surfboards in South Orange County. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : I've been building surfboards fifty years now. Fifty years. And I've been riding or building a surfboard for most of my life. Yeah, just about most of my life. I started surfing probably when I was nine, ten years old, right here at...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Surfboards
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Visiting and returning to California after serving as a nurse in World War II. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Birenbaum, Betti Handler, Los Angeles (Calif.), 1940s,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Former Brea city officials, Wayne Wedin and Carrey Nelson, recall the origins of the Brea Mall. Excerpted from an interview with Linda Shay, Museum Curator, Brea Historical Society. Recorded for OC Stories at Brea Historical Society; Brea, California Transcript : WAYNE WEDIN , FORMER BREA COUNCILMAN CARREY NELSON , FORMER BREA MAYOR CITY OF BREA DEVELOPMENT 00:13 WW: I joined the city staff in 1968, so I was part of the employment base for the City Hall, and a good bit of activity took...
Topics: californiarevealed, Shopping malls
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Retired Harbor Patrol Deputy Tracy Sizemore (with his brother Ron Sizemore) recalls the 2009 rescue which earned him Orange County Sheriff's Department's Medal of Valor for Lifesaving. Ron Sizemore (left) & Tracy Sizemore (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : TS: Through my lifeguarding, I ended up going into law enforcement, starting with the San Diego Sheriff's Department. The Chief at the Lifeguard Department said, Yeah, you...
Topics: californiarevealed, Rescues, Lifeguards
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Gary Nowak remembers the heroism Congressional Medal of Honor Winner, Tibor Rubin. Recorded for OC Stories; Tibor Rubin Library, Garden Grove, California Transcript : Simply put, Tibor Rubin told you, "War is Hell." The only reason he did what he did is because he had to. He had no choice, but he would always put his life on the line. Another time that he was put up for the Congressional Medal of Honor was one time when they were being overwhelmed by the Chinese and the machine...
Topics: californiarevealed, Korean War, 1950-1953, Rubin, Tibor, 1929-2015
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen tribal member Adrienne "Gigi" Nieblas recalls her experiences growing up in San Juan Capistrano and discusses the ongoing development of SJC's Northwest Open Space park for the benefit of future generations. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Blas Aguilar Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Esther Lopez recalls teaching English to Irvine Ranch farm workers and supervisors in the 1970s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lopez, Esther, californiapreservationservice, Teaching
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Bob Blankman, curator for First American Title Company's extensive historical photograph collection, talks about organizing the company's collection of historical Orange County photographs, a collection he and his wife Barbara began arranging in the 1950s. Recorded for OC Stories; First American Title Company offices, Santa Ana, CA. Transcript : Good afternoon, my name is Bob Blankman and I am the Company Historian for First American Corporation. Mainly what I deal in is pictures, old...
Topics: californiarevealed, Blankman, Robert
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder Harley "Wick" Lobo, remembers his older brother, Chief Clarence Lobo, and discusses the importance of remembering Acjachemen history and the drive to re-learn the Acjachemen language. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Niguel Library; Laguna Niguel, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Joyce Stanfield Perry, on quantifying Native American identity and on sharing traditional cultural practices and religious beliefs with new generations. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Tustin Library; Tustin, California. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Irvine Company president Ray Watson recalls planning the Irvine community. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Katie Wheeler Library, Irvine. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Watson, Raymond L., 1926-, Irvine Company, Irvine (Calif.), 1970s,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler remembers eccentric traveling showman Gene Holter in the 1950s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library, Laguna Hills, California. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Holter, Gene, Chandler, Alice, californiapreservationservice
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- OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Beryl Peterson remembers the famed Beverly Hills Bookstore, Hunter's Books on Rodeo Drive. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Woods City Hall. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by...
Topics: californialightandsound, Peterson, Beryl, Beverly Hills (Calif.), californiapreservationservice,...
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Stacy Russo, author of "We Were Going to Change the World" discusses Orange County's punk rock scene in the 1980s and punk's influence on her becoming the person she is today. Recorded for OC Stories; Tustin Library, Tustin, California Transcript : I'm Stacy Russo, I'm a librarian and a professor at Santa Ana College in Santa Ana California. I'm also the author of We Were Going to Change the World which is an oral history project with women from the early Southern California...
Topics: californiarevealed, Punk rock music
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- OC Public Libraries
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Note : Orange County resident, Bud Smythe, recalls his experiences as a soldier during America's post.World War II occupation of Japan. Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : My name is Bud Smythe I was a bodyguard to General MacArthur and I've written a book which is in the library system kinda telling kinda my life story up until the time I got out of the Army. Text: On Japan The way we were all felt about Japan we were led to be believe...
Topics: californiarevealed, Japanese Occupation
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374734 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Potter, Robert
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374690 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Potter, Robert
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374682 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Andino, Dino
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- Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/377307 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Public libraries, Local history, Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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- OC Public Libraries
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Board maker Pierre Van Swae ("The Fly") on his introduction to surfing in Laguna Beach, the popularization of surfing as an activity, and the importance of observing wave etiquette and preserving the, "aloha spirit." Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : John Pierre Van Swae, I was born in Belgium. Antwerp, Belgium. I came over here when I was five years old and moved to California. But the fun didn't start until my mom got a...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Landscape Architect for the Irvine Company (1960 - 1964), Al Treviño discusses the development of Newport Beach's Fashion Island and his reasons for leaving the Irvine Company. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler remembers her mother and growing up in Orange County. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library, Laguna Hills, California, for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
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Note : T.K. Brimer on the joy of surfing and changes in surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; The Frog House surf shop, Newport Beach, California Transcript : Surfers are crazy. Surfers are fun-loving, I mean just from the fact that you can't get out after having a good surf and be grumpy. Y'know, you just lived an amazing moment of creation out there riding waves on a surfboard, so you've got to have an upbeat feeling about what's going on. What a thrill! What an enlightenment! What an...
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Helen Lyon discusses her experiences teaching music for Los Angeles Unified School District. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods, California for California of the Past. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Jerry Nieblas appreciates the strength and perseverance of early Native American women in San Juan Capistrano and shares the example of Apolonia Montano (Polonia Montanez). Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Niguel Library; Laguna Niguel, California. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted....
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Additional Title : A Tall Tale Series Title : OC Stories Description : Sighting a strange creature off the shores of Laguna Beach in the early 1950s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Library for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Al Treviño, former Landscape Architect for the Irvine Company, talks about becoming an architect and his education at U.C. Berkeley, his assignment as a medic in Fort Benning Georgia, and meeting world famous Architect Frank Gehry. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods, California for California of the Past. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Note : Wallace "Bud" Brown talks about the California Black Sea Bass and shares his experiences sport fishing in San Clemente in the 1950s. Recorded for California of the Past; Casa Romantica, San Clemente, California Transcript : My name is Wallace Brown but I went by the name of "Bud" when I was fishing here in San Clemente in the '50s. I was lucky enough to fish with a Skipper named Sam Cordero. He was of Portuguese descent and he had brothers working up and down the...
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Note : Pat Sparkuhl considers surfing's influence on his appreciation for the Arts and relates an incident that occurred after being caught surfing U.S. Marine-controlled Trestles Beach. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 0:13 Q: How did surfing influence your interest in the Arts? 0:15 PS: the personalization of style; the independence; thesurfing as a creative adventure. It's a self-motivating creative adventure, and as a rhythm, it becomes momentum, and the...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Jerry Nieblas presents a brief historical overview of the Acjachemen community's centuries-long relationship with Mission San Juan Capistrano. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Niguel Library. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC Public Libraries...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler discusses lenient airport regulations and some close calls while flying aircraft in Orange County in the 1950s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Hills Technology Branch Library. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In...
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Note : Kip Kennedy shares his experiences surfing the Pipeline in Hawaii and discusses how Orange County's surfing community and the surfing retail industry have changed over the past few decades. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Fountain Valley Library, Fountain Valley, California Transcript : GREATEST SURFING MOMENT 0:15 KK: today's a little different. And I'm old now. You know, thethe.. all the muscles are deteriorating, and all that. I try to keep myself in shape. I'm rounding 70, but I still...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato discusses city police relations with the Santa Ana Hispanic community in 1979. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms...
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Note : Tom "Sudz" Sutherland discusses surfing in South Orange County and Huntington Beach. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : This area here is like the holy grail of, you know, with all the beach breaks here. We have Trestles. We have San Onofre. We have Trestles. We have Cottons. We have all the beach breaks in San Clemente. We have Doheny and Boneyard, which the Beach Boys sang about, you know, before the harbor. Even now, it...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Ellen Sue Olivares Schneider, discusses traditional basket weaving materials and processes and the importance of elderberry and oak trees in Acjachemen culture. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in San Juan Capistrano, California. Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member David Ativia on conducting genealogical research for the tribe and on the Acjachemen experience during and after San Juan Capistrano's Mission Period. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Blas Aguilar Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Robin Bank shares her memories of growing up at El Morro Beach Trailer Park near Laguna Beach in the 1950s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded as San Clemente Library. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : 95 year old Olympic Gold Medalist in Track & Field, Evelyn Furtsch Ojeda, talks about the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932 and her experiences before and after. Additional Descriptive Notes : Filmed at Tustin Library. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
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Note : R. Paul Allen on promoting Bruce Brown's wildly popular surfing film, "The Endless Summer" and its mid-western debut in Wichita, Kansas. Recorded for OC Surf Stories, Oceanside, California. Transcript : I promoted the movie from 1964 to 19- through 1965. And we went back to the same locations up and down the coast and in Hawaii. And we would do it twice a year to sold out crowds. I'd see people at the theater, 19cause I was responsible for everything as far as the presentations...
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Note : Jack Saunderson, current owner of Lucy's El Patio Café, the oldest restaurant in Dana Point, remembers his mother, Lucy Chavarrias Saunderson, her love of surfers and surfing, and the friendships she formed with many of South Orange County's early surfers. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : My name is Jack Saunderson and I'm the owner of El Patio Cafe, which is the longest running business in Dana Point and it's the second longest...
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Note : Surf equipment innovator Tom Morey on his lifelong love of surfing and the invention of the Morey Boogie Board. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; San Clemente, California Transcript : When you're young, whatever it is that you're involved with, you think you're stunned, you're amazed, so cool, you know? Surfboards were so cool. Hobie made 19em, man. Dale Velzy made 19em up north, man. And it was like the designs were locked in stone. Everything was taken care of, everything wasbut after a...
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Note : Tom Maloney recalls his career as an OC Parks Ranger, reflects on how the agency has changed over time, and describes some notable features of south Orange County's Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park such as "Robbers Cave", "Car Wreck Trail", and "Cave Rock." Recorded for OC Stories; Moulton Museum, Laguna Hills, California. Full interview is available from the Moulton Museum. Transcript : I'd like to say that it was my honor and privilege to work for...
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