Holiday season is officially here. Whether we are ready for it or not, it is time for holiday music in department stores, decorations, Christmas trees, and plenty of twinkling lights. Christmas isn’t complete without a picture with the big fella, so we want you to feel prepared when it comes to finding the best Santa Claus’s around town. Here are the top seven places to see Santa Claus this year: 1. December 1st - Parkview Village Meet Santa & Carriage Ride Most Long Beach na
Naples and the Rodeo Drive of Long Beach
You probably didn’t know that Naples’ famed 2nd Street used to be called Gabriella Canal -- because it wasn’t a street at all in the early 1900s, it was a waterway!
“It was named after the San Gabriel River, which was dumped out at the Eastern end of it,” said Naples historian Stan Poe, who has written books on the history of Naples. “Eventually it was filled in due to poor water circulation. And as 2nd Street Canal was filled in an
Willmore, Huntington, Drake, Nieto, Bixby —names you see and hear around Long Beach – the second largest city in the county. So, let’s explore the reasons behind some of the neighborhood names in Long Beach. Neighborhood map available for sale at welovelb.com Belmont Shore
One of the more unique communities in Southern California, Belmont Shore’s major development began in 1920, although the area had been a part of the Naples tract that was purchased in 1903 by Henry Hunting
On a recent sunny, midday afternoon, I walked into my favorite restaurant in Long Beach – Chuck’s Coffee Shop, located at 4120 East Ocean Blvd. The diner, which has been around since 1964, has undergone some slight cosmetic changes as of late. I notice the fresh coat of paint and the beach trinkets hanging on the wall as I sit down at one of the booths that has been recovered in an ocean blue material. The beach theme makes sense, since the eatery overlooks the Pacific Ocean.