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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 : 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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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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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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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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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Working as a Stewardess in San Francisco in the 1940s. 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 restricted by terms of gift...
Topics: californialightandsound, Nelson, Edith, San Francisco (Calif.), 1940s,...
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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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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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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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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Former Branch Manager, Candace Haggard, shares her memories of planning, building, and opening the new library in San Clemente in 1982. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Haggard, Candace, San Clemente (Calif.), californiapreservationservice,...
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by Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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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...
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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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Topics: californiarevealed, Public libraries, Local history, Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
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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...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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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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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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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Account of Aliso Beach grocery store and tent camp in the early 1900s. 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 reproduction of some materials...
Topics: californialightandsound, Turnbull, Karen Wilson, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1910s - 1920s,...
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Note : Justin Scheller remembers surfing Seal Beach's San Gabriel River and compares southern California surf spots he has visited throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : I grew up surfing Seal Beach in the river, what was it, early seventies. And actually before that, my parents bought a house on the beach in nineteen sixty-one [1961]. I was born in fifty-nine, so I was lucky enough to grow up on the...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Andino, Dino
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Note : Ron and Tracy Sizemore remember their father Ted and his enthusiasm for surfing; and reflect on their experiences with surfing competitions. Ron Sizemore (left) & Tracy Sizemore (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : 0:12 RS: Our father made surfboards. Then there were very few, uh, in the '50s, very few surfboard shops around that you could go buy a surfboard, so, there again we were really lucky that we had a father that, he...
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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 the benefits of federal recognition and on respecting the "old ways" of her tribal ancestors in the modern world. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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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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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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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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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...
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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....
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Serrato, Alfred, Santa Ana (Calif.), Early 1980s,...
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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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Additional Title : Horseback Riding, Rin Tin Tin, and Learning to Fly Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler remembers horseback riding, raising German Shepherd puppies descended from Rin Tin Tin, and learning to fly airplanes. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Chandler, Alice, Duncan, Lee, Rin-Tin-Tin (Dog), Orange (Calif.), Santa...
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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 : 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...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Blas Aguilar Adobe Museum Foundation President, Domingo Belardes on learning about traditional Acjachemen culture and the Blas Aguilar Adobe's role in passing traditional practices to the next generation. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, californiarevealed, Juaneño Indians
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Additional Title : Tits and Clits Description : Noted American cartoonist, Joyce Farmer discusses the creation and legacy of her (in collaboration with co-creater Lyn Chevli) notorious feminist underground comic book, "Tits and Clits" in 1970s Laguna Beach. 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...
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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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Series Title : California of the Past Description : Story about a family homestead at 29 Palms during the early 1920s. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Laguna Woods City Hall 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Chesney-Algar, Pamela, 29 Palms (Calif.), Early 1920s,...
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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...
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Note : Allan Seymour on Donut World, being "the world's worst surfer", and living (and surfing) in south Orange County. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California Transcript : Surfers get up before dawn. It's called Dawn Patrol, and you would go to Donut World and you would get a cup of coffee and a donut and what's interesting is, I never really ate donuts, I always ate the bran muffins and I went to high school with Craig Wilson who owned it and his...
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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Metz, Dick, Larson, George, McClelland, Heves
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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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Lyon, Helen, Los Angeles (Calif.), californiapreservationservice, Music...
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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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Treviño, Al (Landscape Architect--Irvine Company 1960-1964), San...
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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
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Topics: californiarevealed, Sheepherding, Moreno, Agotilio
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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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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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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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Series Title : California of the Past Description : A Japanese-American Los Angeles resident's experiences during the outbreak of World War II and his forced relocation to an internment camp at Santa Anita racetrack. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods. 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, TsuTsui, James, Los Angeles (Calif.), Arcadia (Calif.), Early 1940s,...
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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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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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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....
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Stores, Retail, Surfboards, Metz, Dick, Alter, Hobie
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen tribal members Teeter Marie Olivares Romero and Ellen Schneider interviewed at San Juan Capistrano Library's Knit in Public Day. Ellen describes traditional and contemporary Acjachemen basket weaving styles and materials while Teeter relates the history and multi-generational continuation of their local basket weaving group. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at San...
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, Rebecca Robles, discusses tribal members' ties to the land, their sense of responsibility to protect and preserve historical and sacred sites, and the importance of sharing their culture with other groups. 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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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fishing
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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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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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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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Bank, Robin, Laguna Beach (Calif.), 1950s, californiapreservationservice
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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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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 :...
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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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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374725 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Foreign workers, Salas, Angelita
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Topics: californiarevealed, Public libraries, Local history, Orange County Public Library (Calif.)
Source: .pdf: 63 pages (11 x 8.5 in)
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Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing, Holmes, Paul, Alter, Hobie, 1933-, Velzy, Dale, 1927-2005, Copeland,...
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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...
Topics: californiarevealed, Surfing
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Series Title : What it's Like to Go to War Description : Former Santa Ana City Councilman, Lieutenant Alfred Serrato talks about his training and preparation for combat, discusses landing in a combat zone and seeing what war does to a soldier mentally and the physical injuries the men from his unit endured as well as how the experience affected his adjustment to civilian life dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Pattaya, Thailand,...
Topics: californialightandsound, Vietnam, 1960s - early 1970s, californiapreservationservice, Vietnam War,...
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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 : 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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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/374707 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Salas, Angelita
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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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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...