News


If you’ve been wondering why the year 1844 is being bandied about lately over here at Rancho Los Cerritos, then you haven’t heard the big news yet. But we will get to that soon enough. In the first in a series of blog posts, RLC will feature “back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other[…]

Read More

Stephen Dudley, grandson of 1930s-era RLC owners Avis and Llewellyn Bixby, visited the site late in January to donate a document to our collection. The document, dating from the 1850s, is nearly as old as the Rancho itself. “John Temple would have had to submit appeals to prove he owned the land,” RLC Curator Sarah[…]

Read More

Are you looking for ways to help others and become more involved in your community? Whether you’ve got a few hours per week or only a few hours per month, Rancho Los Cerritos has a volunteer opportunity for you! RLC is hosting several events for prospective volunteers this winter. Volunteer Open House Friday, February 8, 2:30pm[…]

Read More

Rancho Los Cerritos external shot of house from the courtyard.

Read about RLC’s partnership with Liberation Brewing Company on a series of Rancho-inspired beers here   Rancho Los Cerritos, known for its well-preserved adobe, is turning 175 in 2019, and the year will be filled with a slate of special events to celebrate the anniversary. Throughout 2019, rotating exhibits in RLC’s library will reflect on[…]

Read More

Native American elder Justin Farmer lectures to crowd at Rancho Los Cerritos

On January 26th, Rancho Los Cerritos was honored to host special guest and Ipay elder Justin Farmer, who was here to discuss and demonstrate the history and techniques of traditional Native American and Indian basketry in California. This was the first of four special events in a series RLC has planned to connect California Native[…]

Read More

As Rancho Los Cerritos enters its 175th year, we are collecting memories from visitors. Long Beach resident and retired teacher Carol Clark shares remembrances, and these photos, of her first visit to the Rancho. Email your Rancho memory to rancho@rancholoscerritos.org to be featured on our blog.  “My family moved to California in 1966 when I[…]

Read More