the library was open to the public on May 19, 1909, with a formal opening and dedication on June. 14—110 years before the planned opening of Long Beach’s new Billie Jean King Main Library later this month.
Many of the nearly 37,000 residents of the Westside’s 90810 ZIP code live on the area’s alphabet avenues: Adriatic, Baltic, Caspian,Delta, Easy, Fashion and Gale.
Early sales pitches were directed expressly at war workers and Army and Navy personnel, giving them a shot at purchasing a two-bedroom, one-bath house for $4,600, with a $250 down payment.
A number of Long Beach Unified School District classrooms will be cooler this term, thanks to a continuing renovation project funded by Measure K, passed by voters in 2008, and Measure E, which was passed in 2016.
The building is one of the few remaining on the Shore’s retail and restaurant district of Second Street that still retains its 1920s look.
The current owner of the property had hoped to keep the domes, but he couldn’t find any tenants who were interested in moving into the outdated futuristic buildings.
The Midget Town legend was fueled by the neighborhood’s secrecy and security, its narrower-than-normal streets and its relatively tiny lots holding miniature mansions. What other conclusion could you draw other than it is or was a haven for little people?
“I want to enjoy my life whether it’s going on bike rides or surfing. It’ll be nice. There’s just so much pressure with this job with things that land on your desk. I’m looking forward to handing the leadership to someone else.”
The long-beleaguered Sunnyside Cemetery has taken a big step toward resurrection with a recommendation before the City Council on Tuesday that the city of Long Beach take over the 13-acre burial ground at 1095 E. Willow St.
“I’m happy and sad after being city manager of this great city for 12 years,” said Pat West. “It’s been an honor and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.”