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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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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...
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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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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler describes rodeo trick riding with Montie Montana in the 1960s. 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Montana, Montie, Chandler, Alice, californiapreservationservice, Rodeos
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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 : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder, Teeter Marie Olivares Romero, shares some contemporary obstacles to gathering traditional basket weaving components and discusses modern substitute materials. 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 : Jeff Quam describes surfing with paipo and hot curl boards and discusses beach crowding and "localism." Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : So, some of these board behind me, I saw another need for the belly board that over here, it's called the piper board. I rode them as a young boy. They were very popular in Laguna, they came from a guy from Hawaii that came over. Hr introduced it to a lady called Marge Calhoun, she brought...
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Note : 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 : 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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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...
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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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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...
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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,...
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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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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 : California of the Past Description : Ray Holloway on becoming a cowboy movie star. 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...
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Note : Jeff Divine recounts experiences of surfers sneaking onto (and getting caught sneaking onto) U.S. Marine-controlled Trestles Beach in the 1960s. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : There was a whole era of the Marines controlling that area which is lower trestles, upper trestles, cottons, and towards San Onofre. When Nixon bought their Western White House and starts staying there whenever he was out here at the Western White House the...
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Note : 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...
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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 : 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 : OC Stories Description : Joyce Farmer discusses Laguna Beach's origins as an art community and it's attraction as a celebrity retreat and its appeal to the counter culture in the 1970s. 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...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder and San Juan Capistrano Patriarch, Thomas "Happy" Hunn recalls how San Juan Capistrano has changed over his 80+ years and fondly remembers Chief Clarence Lobo. 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...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder, Joe Ocampo, on federal tribal recognition. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Tustin Library; Tustin, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC Public Libraries has given California Preservation Program permission to provide access to the digitized...
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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...
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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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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Stephen Rios discusses San Juan Capistrano's Northwest Open Space project and efforts to achieve Federal recognition of the Acjachemen tribe, and the history of Rios Adobe. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Rios Adobe, San Juan Capistrano, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC...
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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...
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Note : Dick Metz remembers the, "Big Band Era" in 1930s Balboa Island and Laguna Beach. Recorded for OC Stories; Surfing Heritage and Culture Center, San Clemente, California Transcript : The Big Band Era was really from about , I'm guessing , '36 to the war started. See, all those band guys, you know, Harry James , no, it was Glenn Miller disappeared. He was flying from giving entertainment. He was in the air force from, flying from France, after we invaded Europe, back to England...
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Note : Orange County resident, Bud Smythe, on working as General Douglas MacArthur's bodyguard. Recorded for OC Stories; Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library, Seal Beach, California Transcript : My name is Bud Smythe. I was a bodyguard to General MacArthur and I've written a book which is in the library system telling, kinda, my life story up until the time I got out of the Army. Text: On being a bodyguard I had been there about a week and we had guards posted at all the entrances to the building and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Bodyguards, MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Alice Chandler recalls being deputized in 1949. 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 materials may be...
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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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Note : Charles "Tex" Haines remembers founding Victoria Skimboards in Laguna Beach and shares stories about Duke Kahanamoku and Greg Taylor. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 0:12 CH: My name is Charles Leroy Haines, III. I share my name with my father and my grandfather, both of whom were doctors, surgeons. And, uh, actually, my grandmother was also one of the first female surgeons in the United States. 0:28 Q: How would you...
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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...
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Note : Jeff Bartlett shares his love of surfing and reflects on his experiences surfing and repairing surfboards in Southern California. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, CA. Transcript : I had a repair business for about fifteen years and, with the repair business, that was in San Clemente and you have to know a little bit of everything in the repair business, you know. To reshape parts of the board and glass and color and all that stuff. I found that it was really...
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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...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal elder, Richard Mendez, discusses Acjachemen culture, childhood games and entertainment, and tribal cohesion despite roadblocks in the federal recognition process. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Costa Mesa, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC...
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member, Joyce Stanfield Perry, discusses the importance of caring for sacred sites and the origins of the tribe's language revitalization program after discovering original Acjachemen vocal recordings at the Smithsonian Institution. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded at Tustin Library; Tustin, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide :...
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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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Additional Title : Dan Duling (Scriptwriter 1981 - present) Series Title : OC Stories Description : Dan Duling, scriptwriter (1981 - present) on the origin and evolution of Laguna Beach's Pageant of the Masters tableaux vivants (living pictures) festival and how the Pageant became the world class event it is today. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Beach for OC Stories. Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. Transmission or...
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Note : Former Laguna Beach Lifeguards, Craig Lockwood and Mitch Ridder discuss the sometimes contentious relationship between surfers and lifeguards in Laguna Beach. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : Craig Lockwood: To ride big waves, even semi-big waves, to do it well, takes an enormous amount of concentration, skill, and ability. And many , I would say probably in California and Hawaii,...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards, Surfing
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Note : Angelita Salas relates her experiences in the early Southern California punk rock scene and considers punk's influence on helping her become the person she is today. Recorded for OC Stories; Tustin Library, Tustin, California Transcript : Everybody always had their oh, you're from Orange County? You know the assumption of what it is, Regan country, especially at that time in the 80's and you know, just the perception of what it's like here and the assumption that we're all wealthy or...
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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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Description : Al Treviño, former Landscape Architect for the Irvine Company (1960-1964) on becoming employed by the Irvine Company and the types of projects and work he did. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Hills 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...
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Series Title : OC Stories Description : Santa Ana's River of Tears quilt was created in 1995 by Santa Ana families who were affected by firearm violence. The quilt is over 45 feet long and 4 feet wide and contains 75 squares of fabric, each one representing a victim of Santa Ana gun violence in 1995. The quilt was taken to Sacramento in 1997 to advocate for gun safety. The Bleks lost their oldest son to gun violence in June 1994. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Hills for...
Topics: californialightandsound, Blek, Charles, Blek, Mary Leigh, Santa Ana (Calif.), 1990s,...
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Series Title : OC Stories; California of the Past Description : James Tsutsui describes his life after confinement in the Santa Anita internment camp including his military service during World War II and his eventual reloation to Orange County Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Laguna Woods 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...
Topics: californialightandsound, Tsutsui, James, Orange County (Calif.), 1944 - 2000,...
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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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Note : Author Craig Lockwood and Photographer Mitch Ridder discuss their book, "Lifeguarding Laguna", and reflect on their years of experience as Laguna Beach Lifeguards. Mitch Ridder (left) & Craig Lockwood (right). Recorded for OC Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : Craig Lockwood: In our book, Lifeguarding Laguna, I talk about how a lifeguard patch only weighs a few grams but when you sew that on to your trunks, it bears the responsibility of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Lifeguards
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Series Title : Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano: The Acjachemen (Juaneño) Indian Community Description : Maria Young (with her father, Richard Mendez) on her relationship to Cucumel in Chinigchinich, on inter-generational sharing of traditional songs, and on growing up attending tribal hall meetings. Additional Descriptive Notes : Recorded in Costa Mesa, California Source : 1 File of 1: mp4 Collection Guide : OC Stories Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by OC Public Libraries. OC...
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Note : Retired OC Parks Ranger Tom Maloney discusses wildlife in south Orange County's 4,500 acre Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and the importance of preserving wildlife habitats. Recorded for OC Stories; Moulton Museum, Laguna Hills, California. Full interview is available from the Moulton Museum. Transcript : it was an eye opener just to be able to see the mature oak woodlands with sycamores and things like that. It's great. Coming from a flatland you know in California, Southern...
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Note : R. Paul Allen recounts difficulties of movie making in the 1960s and recalls Bruce Brown (creator of "Endless Summer") getting his start in film making through surfboard manufacturer Dale Velzy's early encouragement and financial backing. Recorded for OC Surf Stories, Oceanside, California. Transcript : If it hadn't been for Dale Velzy recognizing Bruce's talent, and also Dale Velzy knowing that promotion was really a big deal with surfing movies, I don't know if Bruce would...
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Note : Jeff Divine on his career as a photographer for SURFER magazine and Orange County as a media center of surf culture. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Laguna Beach Library, Laguna Beach, California Transcript : 0:12 JD: Well, my name's Jeff Divine. I moved to southern Orange County, San Clemente in 1981. I came from Hawaii. I lived there for about ten years as a surf photographer, and I was brought to Orange County to become photo editor at SURFER magazine. I was in the offices at SURFER...
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Note : Acjachemen (Juaneño) tribal member Heidi Lucero recalls stories from her grandparents and memories of life on the Santa Margarita Ranch. She also shares her regard for Mission San Juan Capistrano for their accessibility and willingness to share Acjachemen culture and history with the public. Recorded for Indigenous Voices of San Juan Capistrano, A Cal Humanities funded community stories project; Westminster Library, Westminster, California. Transcript : I come from the Ricardas Dios...
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Note : Allan Seymour recalls popular Orange County surfing destinations and remembers sneaking past Marine patrols to surf Trestles Beach. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Capistrano Beach, Dana Point, California Transcript : 0:13 One of the things the great Tom Morey, the inventor of the boogie board', once said is Teach your children the greatest thrill of all, the thrill of riding the moving wall. And the pure, and the word is stoke , the pure stoke of surfing, of standing up, and you are at...
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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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Note : Surfing Legend, Mickey Munoz, shares his experiences working in south Orange County's surfboard industry, developing the Hobie Catamaran, and his continued interest in new surfing technologies. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : My name's Mickey Munoz. I was actually born on the east coast, New York [?], New York. Thank you, mom, for bringing us kids out to California. Text: Surfing in Orange County, early 1960s Laguna was kind of a...
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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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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 : 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...
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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...
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Note : Steve Pezman remembers surfing Trestles Beach in the 1960s and playing "cat and mouse" with the U.S. Marine patrols responsible for securing the area. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : Trestles is , upper Trestles, lower Trestles, middles, church, and down at the other end of the bay, San Onofre, which is kind of a recreational wave matrix that isn't really part of Trestles. But they're all on Camp Pendleton and at the time I...
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Note : 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....
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Note : Jeff Quam on learning to surf and the mentorship and encouragement he received from Laguna Beach's lifeguards. Recorded September 9, 2019; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, CA. Recorded for OC Surf Stories; Dana Point Library, Dana Point, California Transcript : 0:13 My name is Jeff Quam, and I grew up in Laguna Beach, California, and I was born [on] July 11, 1952, and my mom grew up in Laguna. My grandparents came there in the 1920s when the crash happened. And my uncle had a farm out on...
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Note : 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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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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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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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