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Plant of the moment: the Princess Flower   The princess flower (pictured above) or the Tibourchina urvillean,  has 3-4” leaves that can be green, yellow, or even red during weather extremes. Its flowers are clustered near the branch tips, and they bloom in succession. Each bloom is 3” across and has violet stamens that stand[…]

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Meet the Summer Interns! Hello everyone! We are so excited to be interning at Rancho Los Cerritos this summer. Even though things are a bit different due to the pandemic, we will make the most out of this experience and try to learn as much as we can during our time here. Below is a[…]

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Tea through Time at Rancho Los Cerritos is the latest Rancho Los Cerritos exhibit, curated by Arts Council for Long Beach intern Anthony Smyers. For the first time in Rancho history, this exhibit will have its opening online. Find the exhibit here: https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/tea-through-time-exhibit/. Since 1844, many different people have passed through the doors of Rancho Los[…]

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Stretch and strengthen in RLC’s private garden led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Please arrive early and bring a mat or beach towel. $10 adults (13+).  Pay online or at the door. Fall 2018 dates: Saturday, October 20, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 10-11[…]

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Stretch and strengthen in RLC’s private garden led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Please arrive early and bring a mat or beach towel. $10 adults (13+), $5 children. Pay online or at the door. Fall 2018 dates: Saturday, October 20, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Saturday, November[…]

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This week, Rancho Los Cerritos unveiled its new membership program. Membership allows visitors to engage more deeply with the Rancho’s unique and valuable mission of bringing history to life, while offering thank-you gifts and special opportunities in return. The seven levels of membership can be paid as annual payments or monthly recurring donations and start at[…]

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Alanna Carrol was Rancho Los Cerritos’ Arts Council of Long Beach-funded intern in the fall of 2017. A little about her experiences here, in her own words, below. I am an artist from Southern California who moved to Long Beach to attend California State University Long Beach. Now graduated, I freelance as an illustrator, face[…]

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