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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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Note : Streaky and blurred due to several duplications. San Clemente program ends at 01:15:02. Second segment is for San Juan Capistrano library. The audio is sped up, faster than the video, as on tape. Description : Public opening dedications of OC Public Libraries’ San Clemente (1982) and San Juan Capistrano (1983) branches. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by San Clemente Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
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Orange County Public Libraries
by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Part one has a loud hum and buzz from 00:22:43-00:28:57, as on original tape. Description : Oral history interview with lifelong Laguna Beach resident and noted lifeguard, Ed Hobart. Interviewed by Ben Frank as part of a Laguna Beach High School Civics Class assignment. Interviews were conducted under the direction of Michael P. Onorato, Director, Community Oral History Project. Series Title : Laguna Beach Community Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Description : Interviewed as part of a Laguna Beach High School Civics Class assignment. Interviews were conducted under the direction of Michael P. Onorato, Director, Community Oral History Project. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Description : Oral history interview with Phyllis Sweeney, Laguna Beach's first female Mayor; nominated in 1972 and elected in 1974. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Hiss on tape and speaker is far from mic, difficult to hear at times. Occasional plucking sound throughout, as on original tape. Description : Cassette is labelled, "La Porte", we believe this is the original tape from a transcript we have of on oral history conducting January 22, 1990 in which Laguna Beach resident Ruth La Porte is interviewed by Margaret Hefti Series Title : Laguna Beach Community Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Some distortion and noise in parts 3 and 4 as on original recording. Description : Oral history interview with Arnold Philip Hano, American editor, novelist, and journalist. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Noise on tape. In part 2 hum begins about 5 min in and continues to end. Description : Oral history interview with David Young, noted Laguna Beach builder and civic leader and associate of Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Note : Loud hum throughout as on original tape; subject is hard to hear at times. Description : Oral History interview conducted with Tom Morey, noted surfer and innovator of surfing technologies. Interview was conducted by Glenna Matthews and the project was sponsored by the Friends of Laguna Beach Library. Series Title : Laguna Beach Oral History Project Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Laguna Beach Library
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Additional Title : Architecture Laguna Description : Series of talks from noted local architects filmed at Laguna Beach Library in 1983. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Laguna Beach Library. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. 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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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Joyce Farmer discusses public reaction to her underground feminist comic book, Tits & Clits. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California, for OC Stories. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Farmer, Joyce, 1938-, californiapreservationservice, Underground comic...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Description : Joyce Farmer discusses Feminism. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach, California, for OC Stories. 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 of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
Topics: californialightandsound, Farmer, Joyce, 1938-, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1970s,...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Note : Allan Seymour on collecting and promoting surf memorabilia. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California Transcript : So, I've always been a collector, and as we lived in San Clemente, I saw the surfboards go from wood to plastic, I had this epiphany, that anything that was wood from the beach would be worth collecting. And I was right. And I went to the Corvette swap meet out of Pomona Fairgrounds, and I thought, you know, I'd like to have a full-page ad of my...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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by OC Public Libraries
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Note : Angelita Salas recalls hosting punk rock "farm parties" at her family's home on Irvine Ranch and discusses punk's influence on her life's journey from farm worker's daughter to University Professor. Recorded for OC Stories; Tustin Library, Tustin, California Transcript : A: I grew up on the Irvine Ranch. My father was a farm worker, my mother was a housekeeper. We lived on the ranch, they had family housing for us- for the families there. I was basically one of the farm kids...
Topics: californiarevealed, Punk rock music
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by 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, David Ativia, presents some examples of Acjachemen accessories, weapons, and traditional currency and discusses contemporary tribal cultural events and the historical dilution of traditional native languages. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Blas Aguilar Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide :...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Becoming a counter spy for the FBI in 1950s Los Angeles. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Neuberger, Marion Miller, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles...
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by 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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by OC Public Libraries
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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Memories of family summer vacations spent at Sequoia National Park in the 1980s. 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 materials may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Rogers, Kathy, californiapreservationservice, Sequoia National Park...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Additional Title : or the Story of Sam's Shoes Series Title : OC Stories Description : Sam Tiberi establishes his San Clemente shoe repair business in the 1940s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Public 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Tibiri, Sam, San Clemente (Calif.), 1940s, californiapreservationservice,...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Robert Davis' experiences running Plasmachem in the early 1960s. 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 by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Davis, Robert, Costa Mesa (Calif.), Santa Ana (Calif.), Early 1960s,...
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by 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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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Karen Wilson Turnbull shares her memories of Nellie Gail and Lewis Moulton at Laguna Beach in the 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 addition, the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Turnbull, Karen Wilson, Gail, Nellie, Moulton, Lewis,...
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by 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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by OC Public Libraries
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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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by 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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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : What it's Like to Go to War Description : Lieutenant Alfred Serrato describes an experience when he reported to the North Vietnam border as an ICOR advisor. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Pattaya, Thailand, in February 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 OC Public Libraries. Transmission or...
Topics: californialightandsound, Serrato, Alfred, Vietnam, 1960s - early 1970s,...
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by 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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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Karen Wilson Turnbull remembers Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, when the campus was newly opened in 1968. 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 addition,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Turnbull, Karen Wilson, californiapreservationservice, Community colleges
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler remembers the a snowfall in Southern California, winter of 1949. 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, Chandler, Alice, californiapreservationservice
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by 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...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Ward Payne discusses childhood visits to and eventual retirement in Orange County. 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 agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Note : Joyce Hoffman, surfing's first "international star," recalls her accomplished career as a competitive surfer, discusses women's surfing, and considers Orange County's status as an "epicenter" of surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : In the very beginning, I mean, you'd be the only woman out. Just about anywhere you went to surf. I mean, that was always the case so you know, you'd paddle out some place like...
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by OC Public Libraries
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato discusses how community perception of Hispanic Americans has changed since the early 1980s. 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...
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Note : Ron and Tracy Sizemore remember Lorrin Harrison, New Years polar bear swims, diving for abalone, and "free boarding" in late 1950s South Orange County. Ron Sizemore (left) & Tracy Sizemore (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : TS: Treasure Island used to have a trailer court there in South Laguna and New Years Day they always had a polar bear swim. So, that year, Lorrin Harrison - all of us gathered down there and...
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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...
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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Jean Stenzel recalls her experiences 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 materials may be...
Topics: californialightandsound, Stenzel, Jean, californiapreservationservice, Earthquakes
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Judge James O. Perez discusses his career as the first Hispanic American attorney and judge in Orange County. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Fullerton, 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Perez, James O., californiapreservationservice, Hispanic American Judges
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Sam Tibiri recalls starting a dance band in the 1940s with Walter Botts, the model for the original Uncle Sam poster during WW I. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San Clemente Public 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...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : History and formation of Los Amigos of Orange County recounted by former President, Amin David and his wife, Irene. 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 by fair use requires the written permission of the...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Irvine's first City Manager recalls creating the City of Irvine in the early 1970's. 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, Woollett, Bill, Irvine (Calif.), 1970s, californiapreservationservice,...
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Note : Pat Sparkuhl recalls his early affinity with surfing and the friendships he developed with other Laguna Beach surfers. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach, California Transcript : I remember my father bringing a surfboard home. It was a Hobie surfboard that had an abstract kind of pinkish brown striations on the bottom of the board. And I thought we were going to the snow, I had no idea what a surfboard was, but it sure seemed pretty interesting when he said we could go to the...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman (1979 - 1983) Al Serrato recalls a meeting with another council member who was considering closing a church due to the high level of "Mexicans" who were attending services.. 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 : 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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Parks, Native Americans -- California, Southern, Maloney, Tom
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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