On Friday I had the honor to visit the historical Rancho Los Cerritos House; also known as Rancho Los Cerritos or Casa de los Cerritos, in Long Beach, California, it was the largest and most impressive adobe residence raised in southern California during the Mexican period. The structure of the house was built in 1844 by merchant Jonathan Temple, a Yankee pioneer who became a Mexican citizen. Los Cerritos means "the little hills" in English. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970. I
Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the United States and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city in the Greater Los Angeles Area and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Port of Long Beach is the United States' second busiest container port and
The smell of the ocean flowing in gently on the breeze as the sunlight dances on the waves in a dazzling display of radiance, while the warm sand is imprinted with the footprints of countless of local residents and visiting guests alike. The historical Queen Mary docked peacefully in retirement, a living testament to the brilliantine and beauty of human ingenuity. The wonder and curiosity in the eyes of children as they bear witness to the majestic underwater life at the Aquarium of the Pacific.