A Brief History Of Los Alamitos Rossmoor

Autor: Larry Strawther
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237743
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The city of Los Alamitos and the contiguous, unincorporated community of Rossmoor exemplify small-town America amid the populous western Orange County sprawl. Their tree-lined streets, well-kept homes and first-rate schools are reflected in Rossmoor's selection as the No. 1 suburb in California (and No. 9 nationwide) in a 2012 study by Coldwell Banker Realty. The evolution of Los Alamitos from cattle ranches and sugar beet factory town to World War II military town and ultimately into residential neighborhoods took a century. Meanwhile, the planned "walled 'city' of Rossmoor" was created between 1955 and 1961. Despite annexation talk, Rossmoor and "Los Al" coexist apart together, so to speak, on Long Beach's outskirts. Author Larry Strawther traces the histories of these interdependent sister communities, which epitomize the reality in the legend of the Orange County lifestyle.

Seal Beach

Autor: Larry Strawther
Publisher: Brief History
ISBN: 9781626194892
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"A short history of the city of Seal Beach in Orange County"--

Seal Beach

Autor: Larry Strawther
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625850352
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The wooden pier, tree-lined Main Street and ocean views, coupled with a prosperous and happy community, led "Forbes "magazine to name Seal Beach one of the five friendliest towns in America. Getting there, however, was a bumpy adventure. Starting in the 1860s as Anaheim Landing, the first seaport in what would become Orange County, it soon became a summer retreat for squatters and illegal saloons. Despite the efforts of real estate developers to turn the town into an amusement resort and an early center for aviation and motion pictures, Seal Beach became neighboring Long Beach's tavern, brothel and gambling destination. But order and prosperity eventually prevailed to create today's quiet residential city. Join author Larry Strawther as he tracks Seal Beach's evolution from raucous port to cherished community.

Best Bike Rides Orange County California

Autor: Wayne D. Cottrell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493022202
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Orange County is home to some of the best paved roads, dirt roads, mountain bike trails, and bike paths. Best Bike Rides Orange County describes over forty of the most diverse recreational and scenic rides in the Orange County area. With most rides between 3 and 50 miles, it's easy to find a ride that suits your tastes. Each route includes complete point-by-point miles and directions, map, text description of the riding area, GPS coordinates of the start/finish point, and full-color photos of the ride's features. More than just a trail guide, Best Bike Rides Orange County gives the reader important information, such as flora and fauna, history, folklore, special events, and cultural happenings.

Houses For A New World

Autor: Barbara Miller Lane
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691167613
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While the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and their contemporaries frequently influences our ideas about house design at the midcentury, most Americans during this period lived in homes built by little-known builders who also served as developers of the communities. Often dismissed as “little boxes, made of ticky-tacky,” the tract houses of America’s postwar suburbs represent the twentieth century’s most successful experiment in mass housing. Houses for a New World is the first comprehensive history of this uniquely American form of domestic architecture and urbanism. Between 1945 and 1965, more than thirteen million houses—most of them in new ranch and split-level styles—were constructed on large expanses of land outside city centers, providing homes for the country’s rapidly expanding population. Focusing on twelve developments in the suburbs of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Barbara Miller Lane tells the story of the collaborations between builders and buyers, showing how both wanted houses and communities that espoused a modern way of life—informal, democratic, multiethnic, and devoted to improving the lives of their children. The resulting houses differed dramatically from both the European International Style and older forms of American domestic architecture. Based on a decade of original research, and accompanied by hundreds of historical images, plans, and maps, this book presents an entirely new interpretation of the American suburb. The result is a fascinating history of houses and developments that continue to shape how tens of millions of Americans live. Featured housing developments in Houses for a New World: Boston area: Governor Francis Farms (Warwick, RI) Wethersfield (Natick, MA) Brookfield (Brockton, MA) Chicago area: Greenview Estates (Arlington Heights, IL) Elk Grove Village Rolling Meadows Weathersfield at Schaumburg Los Angeles and Orange County area: Cinderella Homes (Anaheim, CA) Panorama City (Los Angeles) Rossmoor (Los Alamitos, CA) Philadelphia area: Lawrence Park (Broomall, PA) Rose Tree Woods (Broomall, PA)

The Lost Book Of The Grail

Autor: Charlie Lovett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399562516
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A novel "about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail"--Amazon.com.

A Brief History Of Orange California

Autor: Phil Brigandi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614233942
File Size: 54,99 MB
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Orange, California, a city that started small, but grew big on the promise, sweat and toil of agriculture. Born from the breakup of the old Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, its early days were filled with horse races, gambling, and fiestas. Citrus was the backbone of the economy for more than half a century, though post-war development eventually replaced the orange groves. Historian, and Orange native, Phil Brigandi traces the roots of the city back to its small town origins: the steam whistle of the Peanut Roaster, the citrus packers tissue-wrapping oranges for transport, Miss Orange leading the May Festival parade, and the students of Orange Union High painting the O and celebrating Dutch-Irish Days. In doing so, he captures what makes Orange distinct.

Solving Coyote Problems

Autor: John Trout, Jr.
Publisher: Lyons Press
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He'll steal your house pets, eat your garden vegetables, kill fawns from your local deer herd, even enter your house (regardless of where you live) in search of a good meal. And he's more than a match for any roadrunner. In "Outwitting Coyotes," John Trout Jr. teaches you how to deal with the real wily coyote, offering nonlethal and lethal tips for disposing of North America's No. 1 predator in both urban and rural areas, plus strategies to prevent him from wreaking havoc in the first place. Trout tells you what to do if you see a coyote coming your way, shows you how to determine whether damage has been caused by Canis latrans (instead of a plain dog, for instance), describes the devices that will frighten him away, and explains the trapping techniques that work best. He also includes helpful lists of equipment suppliers and state agencies that handle complaints about these predators. His book is a must for city dwellers, suburbanites, and country folk -- anyone who has ever been outwitted by a coyote.

2 Weeks To A Younger Brain

Autor: Gary Small
Publisher: Humanix Books
ISBN: 1630060364
File Size: 34,70 MB
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Misplacing your keys, forgetting someone’s name at a party, or coming home from the market without the most important item — these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time. But such cognitive lapses don’t just plague middle-agers and seniors; UCLA studies indicate that forgetfulness begins much earlier in life. Scientists can detect subtle changes in the brain that coincide with mental decline by the time we reach age 40, and our findings show that people as young as 20 already have memory problems. Dr. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan’s 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain translates the latest brain science into practical strategies and exercises that yield quick and long- lasting benefits. It will not only improve your memory, but will also strengthen your physical health by reducing your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The latest research confirms that there is a lot we can do to boost our memory and keep our brains young. After three decades of helping thousands of patients improve their memory and mental acuity, Dr. Small and Gorgan are convinced that our daily lifestyle habits are directly linked to our brain health. This book will show that it only takes two weeks to form new habits that bolster cognitive abilities and help stave off, or even reverse, brain aging. If you commit only 14 days to 2 Weeks To A Younger Brain, you will reap noticeable results. During that brief period, you will have learned the secrets to keeping your brain young for the rest of your life.