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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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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Holmes, Paul, Alter, Hobie, 1933-, Velzy, Dale, 1927-2005, Copeland,...
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Foreign workers, Salas, Angelita
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Potter, Robert
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Sheepherding, Moreno, Agotilio
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Jul 28, 2022 Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Crummer, Sheri
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Orange County Public Libraries
Aug 12, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Surfing Legend, Mickey Munoz, shares his experiences working in south Orange County's surfboard industry, developing the Hobie Catamaran, and his continued interest in new surfing technologies. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : My name's Mickey Munoz. I was actually born on the east coast, New York [?], New York. Thank you, mom, for bringing us kids out to California. Text: Surfing in Orange County, early 1960s Laguna was kind of a...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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Orange County Public Libraries
Aug 12, 2020 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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Mar 3, 2020 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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Mar 3, 2020 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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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Film, Surfing, Allen, R. Paul, Brown, Bruce
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Art Brewer on getting started as a surf photographer and his first published SURFER magazine cover. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Name's Art Brewer. I've been surfing - geez, I'm sixty-eight, I started when I was twelve, so, that'll give you an idea. And basically born and raised in Laguna Beach. The only hospital around was up in Orange, St. Joseph, at the time. I had parents who came out from West Virginia during World War II, the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfer Photography, Brewer, Art
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Rosie Rubin recalls growing up in Garden Grove and her lifelong love of books and stories which was nurtured at her childhood library, Garden Grove West; which has since been renamed to honor her father, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Tibor Rubin. Recorded for OC Stories; Tibor Rubin Library, Garden Grove, California Transcript : Hi, my name is Rosie Rubin and I am the daughter of Tibor Rubin, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. I'm so happy to be here and thank you for...
Topics: californiarevealed, Libraries, Rubin, Tibor, 1929-2015
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : R. Paul Allen on the appeal of surfing and Orange County's role as a surfing cultural center in the 1960s. Recorded for OC Surf Stories, Oceanside, California. Transcript : 0:12 RPA: It's a sport that has evolved, changed dramatically from a sport that was originally, back in the early 1950s and 1960s, was kinda looked at.askance, like, bunch of surf bums that didn't do anything but ride waves and lay on the beach. Which, in a, in a, some sense, had a little truth to it. And if you think...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Allen, R. Paul
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Early Brea settlers, Willa and Gerald Bowland recall their lives in Brea, California. Recorded for OC Stories; Brea Historical Society; Brea, CA. Transcript : W = Willa Bowland G = Gerald Bowland Interviewer = Linda Shay, Brea Historical Society W: [points to a house in a photograph] I was born on the corner of West Ash and South Madrona, in that bedroom, on July 7, 1930. And I've lived in Brea my entire life so far. Interviewer: "Haven't moved out?" W: Haven't moved out. I...
Topics: californiarevealed, Bowland, Gerald, Bowland, Willa
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Jeff Bartlett shares his love of surfing and reflects on his experiences surfing and repairing surfboards in Southern California. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, CA. Transcript : I had a repair business for about fifteen years and, with the repair business, that was in San Clemente and you have to know a little bit of everything in the repair business, you know. To reshape parts of the board and glass and color and all that stuff. I found that it was really...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Bartlett, Jeff
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Thomas Osborne on the life and legacy of California Coastal Commission Director Peter Douglas and his fight to preserve California's coast. Excerpted from a lecture recorded at Laguna Beach Library; Laguna Beach, California Transcript : The State has to act as our trustee, to act on our behalf to protect these resources because otherwise we're gonna count on the developers, the oil companies, the railroads. When Peter Douglas - when he was hired, by [ Cerotti ? ] back in 1971, he was a...
Topics: californiarevealed, Coasts--California, Douglas, Peter
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : R. Paul Allen recounts difficulties of movie making in the 1960s and recalls Bruce Brown (creator of "Endless Summer") getting his start in film making through surfboard manufacturer Dale Velzy's early encouragement and financial backing. Recorded for OC Surf Stories, Oceanside, California. Transcript : If it hadn't been for Dale Velzy recognizing Bruce's talent, and also Dale Velzy knowing that promotion was really a big deal with surfing movies, I don't know if Bruce would...
Topics: californiarevealed, Film making, Surfing, Brown, Bruce, Velzy, Dale
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Jeff Divine on his career as a photographer for SURFER magazine and Orange County as a media center of surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 0:12 JD: Well, my name's Jeff Divine. I moved to southern Orange County, San Clemente in 1981. I came from Hawaii. I lived there for about ten years as a surf photographer, and I was brought to Orange County to become photo editor at SURFER magazine. I was in the offices at SURFER...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfer Photography, Surfing, Divine, Jeff
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Note : T.K. Brimer on surfing in Newport Beach. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; The Frog House surf shop, Newport Beach, California Transcript : West Newport Beach here was kind of a focus of a south swell. South swell would break big and hard in Newport beach but the downside was it was just a big old flat bottom sandy beach break bottom and seldom did we have any good shape to it. It was just big close outs BOOM BOOM. Nice size close outs BOOM. We better go surf Huntington, we better go surf...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Brimer, T.K.
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Mar 3, 2020 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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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Surf photographer Jeff Divine on developing wave awareness and surfing as a "wilderness experience." Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : The wave went like this and I was in it, some dolphins came at me and they went around me, or pelicans come like that or it's foggy or it's super windy so you're having a, in Orange County, you're having a wilderness experience when you can see your car parked or you can see somebody's...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Divine, Jeff
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Art Brewer reflects on his career as a professional surf photographer and on Laguna Beach's surf community. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : The following year, I ended up doing another shot which was a picture of a local guy, Pat Tobin, great artist too, but he's now passed, but Pat was going up off the lip of this wave and then beautifully backlit. John Severson liked it and end up, like, flopping it and sort of doing like a...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfer Photography, Surfing, Brewer, Art
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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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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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Historian Gilbert Gonzalez discusses Orange County's Mexican communities and their value to visiting guest workers. He also shares a historical overview of California's changing perspectives on undocumented immigrants. Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : By 1930, there were 18 Mexican communities in Orange County. 18. Migrants - people who primarily - migrants who came from Mexico. Probably first worked on the railroads and then...
Topics: californiarevealed, Immigrants, Labor
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : T.K. Brimer remembers purchasing the Frog House surf shop in 1977 and reflects on how surf shops and surf retail have changed since then. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; The Frog House surf shop, Newport Beach, California Transcript : With very few interruptions, only momentary interruptions, I've been working here since 1967. And finally we move forward to 1977, I've been working here for ten years, and I came to Frank Jensen, that owned the place, and I said, I can't make enough money...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Mary Lou Drummy, Executive Director, Western Surfing Association (WSA) and founder of "Endless Summer" surf camp; on surfing in Orange County, the establishment of women's surfing associations, and sharing the joys of surfing with the next generation. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Text: Mary Lou Drummy: Executive Director, Western Surfing Association I used to watch the guys at Hermosa Beach take off on these waves and I...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Drummy, Mary Lou
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Charles "Tex" Haines remembers founding Victoria Skimboards in Laguna Beach and shares stories about Duke Kahanamoku and Greg Taylor. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 0:12 CH: My name is Charles Leroy Haines, III. I share my name with my father and my grandfather, both of whom were doctors, surgeons. And, uh, actually, my grandmother was also one of the first female surgeons in the United States. 0:28 Q: How would you...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Haines, Charles
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Former Laguna Beach Lifeguards, and authors of "Lifeguarding Laguna", Craig Lockwood and Mitch Ridder, recall Laguna Beach's surfing ban and the grassroots movement to restore surfing in Laguna. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 00:13 CL: .that Laguna had to, in the 1960s, with the onslaught of popular surfing happening, as I mentioned, as a result of the extrapolation of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Lockwood, Craig, Ridder, Mitch
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Chuck Herpick on his love for the beach and his experiences as a Laguna Beach Lifeguard. Recorded for OC Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : My name is Chuck Herpick. I'm , I grew up in Alhambra in Monterey Park, however, my parents love the beach and they started taking me to the beach when I was , before I can remember, actually. The only thing I really remember was taking naps underneath the umbrella and I could see, still to this day see the colors of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Herpick, Charles
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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Craig Lockwood, author of "Peanuts: An Oral Biography" and "Lifeguarding Laguna" on the origins of surf culture in Southern California. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 00:14 CL: Surfing is a highly commodified, and wewe can walk downtown on Forest Avenue and see the Hobie [Surf] Shop; we can see Rip Curl, and Gotcha and all the different stores that merchandise...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Lockwood, Craig
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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Kennedy, Kip
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Note : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member Heidi Lucero recalls stories from her grandparents and memories of life on the Santa Margarita Ranch. She also shares her regard for Mission San Juan Capistrano for their accessibility and willingness to share Acjachemen culture and history with the public. Recorded for Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano, A Cal Humanities funded community stories project; Westminster Library, Westminster, California. Transcript : I come from the Ricardas Dios...
Topics: californiarevealed, Native Americans -- California, Southern, Lucero, Heidi
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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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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Former Laguna Beach Lifeguards, Craig Lockwood and Mitch Ridder discuss the sometimes contentious relationship between surfers and lifeguards in Laguna Beach. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : Craig Lockwood: To ride big waves, even semi-big waves, to do it well, takes an enormous amount of concentration, skill, and ability. And many , I would say probably in California and Hawaii,...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Surfing
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Mar 3, 2020 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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Mar 3, 2020 OC Public Libraries
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Note : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member Heidi Lucero on being Acjachemen in the 21st century, cultural revival efforts, and programs to educate people about native foods, medicine, and material culture. Recorded for Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano, A Cal Humanities funded community stories project; Westminster Library, Westminster, California. Transcript : Hi, my name is Heidi Lucero and I am a member of the Acjachemen nation, and I work with my community quite a bit so I was pretty...
Topics: californiarevealed, Native Americans -- California, Southern, Lucero, Heidi
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Note : Retired OC Parks Ranger Tom Maloney discusses Native American artifacts and history in what is now Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park in south Orange County's San Joaquin Hills. Excerpted from full interview, available from the Moulton Museum. Recorded for OC Stories; Moulton Museum, Laguna Hills, California. Full interview is available from the Moulton Museum. Transcript : The Native America history, because of the park and of where we were, was, you know, a great location to...
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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...
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Note : Dick Metz, Founder of San Clemente's Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, recalls his early introduction to surfing through Hevs McClelland and George "Peanuts" Larson at Laguna Beach in the 1930s. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : I started surfing at an early age in the mid-thirties. I don't even know when it was, but my dad had a small restaurant right on the beach at Laguna where the lifeguard tower is...
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Note : Retired OC Parks Ranger Tom Maloney discusses wildlife in south Orange County's 4,500 acre Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and the importance of preserving wildlife habitats. Recorded for OC Stories; Moulton Museum, Laguna Hills, California. Full interview is available from the Moulton Museum. Transcript : it was an eye opener just to be able to see the mature oak woodlands with sycamores and things like that. It's great. Coming from a flatland you know in California, Southern...
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Note : Tom Morey remembers Hobie Alter and Dale Velzy and discusses Orange County's contributions to surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; San Clemente, California Transcript : Here's California, because of its physical location with skiing, surfing, desert, lakes, everything, and decent winter, decent weather through the year , it became where we manufactured and where we innovated the shapes (of boards) for the most part. Not in Hawaii , that was not where the shapes were innovated, for...
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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...
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Note : Dick Metz remembers the, "Big Band Era" in 1930s Balboa Island and Laguna Beach. Recorded for OC Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : The Big Band Era was really from about , I'm guessing , '36 to the war started. See, all those band guys, you know, Harry James , no, it was Glenn Miller disappeared. He was flying from giving entertainment. He was in the air force from, flying from France, after we invaded Europe, back to England...
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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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Note : Dick Metz on selling surfboards at the first Hobie retail store and expanding surf shop inventory into additional product lines. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : When I opened the first retail store ever, and I mean purely retail; until that point, if you wanted a surfboard, you'd find a guy at woodshop in high school and say, Hey, I'll give you twenty bucks if you make me a surfboard. And it would take him a month....
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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 : Dave Peter shares his love of fishing. Recorded for OC Stories; San Clemente, California Transcript : Hello, I'm Dave Peter. I'm a local San Clemente resident and I love to fish. I've been fishing ever since I was a little kid and some of the stories - when I was a little kid I would sneak on different boats. But this one particular time, my father had been invited on a charter and he couldn't go so he sent me. I was about thirteen - it might have been twelve or thirteen, but I was about...
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Note : Jeff Quam describes surfing with paipo and hot curl boards and discusses beach crowding and "localism." Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : So, some of these board behind me, I saw another need for the belly board that over here, it's called the piper board. I rode them as a young boy. They were very popular in Laguna, they came from a guy from Hawaii that came over. Hr introduced it to a lady called Marge Calhoun, she brought...
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Note : "Surfer's Journal" Founder and former "Surfer" magazine editor, Steve Pezman, on the raw appeal of surfing and the evolution of surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : When I started surfing, actually first caught a wave, there were probably maybe , you would number the surfers in California 5,0003,000, not very many. And they were scattered all over so there wasn't a sense of it being a crowded sport. And it...
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Note : Steve Pezman remembers surfing Trestles Beach in the 1960s and playing "cat and mouse" with the U.S. Marine patrols responsible for securing the area. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Trestles is , upper Trestles, lower Trestles, middles, church, and down at the other end of the bay, San Onofre, which is kind of a recreational wave matrix that isn't really part of Trestles. But they're all on Camp Pendleton and at the time I...
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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...
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Note : Orange County resident, Bud Smythe, on working as General Douglas MacArthur's bodyguard. 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 telling, kinda, my life story up until the time I got out of the Army. Text: On being a bodyguard I had been there about a week and we had guards posted at all the entrances to the building and...
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Note : Jeff Quam on learning to surf and the mentorship and encouragement he received from Laguna Beach's lifeguards. Recorded September 9, 2019; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, CA. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : 0:13 My name is Jeff Quam, and I grew up in Laguna Beach, California, and I was born [on] July 11, 1952, and my mom grew up in Laguna. My grandparents came there in the 1920s when the crash happened. And my uncle had a farm out on...
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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...
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Note : Steve Pezman, "Surfer's Journal" Founder, on surfing in northern and southern Orange County, the rise of the "surfing industry," and Dana Point's unique influence on surf culture through being a media center and a hub of technological innovation. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Orange County, compared to other regions of the world, generally has a comfortable water temp range of the high to mid-50's to the high...
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Note : Author Craig Lockwood and Photographer Mitch Ridder discuss their book, "Lifeguarding Laguna", and reflect on their years of experience as Laguna Beach Lifeguards. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : Craig Lockwood: In our book, Lifeguarding Laguna, I talk about how a lifeguard patch only weighs a few grams but when you sew that on to your trunks, it bears the responsibility of...
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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...
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