Growing Up in Long Beach: Boomer Memories from Autoettes to Los Altos Drive-In

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How quickly the memories fade of local and favorite hangouts that once helped define Long Beach. In this collection, Tim Grobaty remembers growing up in the fast-growing new neighborhoods of East Long Beach, the beloved places downtown that were part of the city's mid-twentieth-century fabric and a few obscure spots in the margins. Long Beach's memory lane includes the dearly departed restaurants the Golden Lantern in Los Altos and Rusty's in the Wrigley District, the Circle and Los Altos Drive-Ins, great concerts of the 1970s in the arena and auditorium and the shoppers' paradises of Uncle Al's Toy Korral in the Plaza and Buffum's downtown. Join "Press-Telegram" columnist Tim Grobaty as he records Long Beach residents' recollections and taps his own boomer-years memories.
ISBN: 9781626193581
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Images: 48
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A Long Beach native and resident, Tim Grobaty has been a reporter and columnist for the Long Beach Press-Telegram for more than 30 years. His awards include Best Columnist in the Western States and the Best in the West in 2009. He is a recipient of the Long Beach Heritage Award and is an inductee into the Long Beach City College Hall of Fame.
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