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Pacific Bible Seminary (now known as Hope International University) was forced to move classes out of First Christian Church of Long Beach and into a small local home due to damage.
The Ford Motor Company built a factory called Long Beach Assembly at the then address in 1929 as "700 Henry Ford Avenue, Long Beach" where the factory began building the Ford Model A.
The city was the site of "The Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942" during World War II, when observers for the Army Air Corps reported shells being fired from the sea.
Anti-aircraft batteries fired into the night sky, although no planes were ever sighted.
They had at least three major settlements within the present-day city.
Tevaaxa'anga was an inland settlement near the Los Angeles River, while Ahwaanga and Povuu'nga were coastal villages.
Three years later Bixby bought into the property and would later form the Bixby Land Company. The Rancho Los Alamitos property was split up, with Hellman getting the southern third, Jotham and Lewellyn the northern third, and J. W, Hellman (who had the largest single share) had a significant veto power, an influence made even stronger as the J. Bixby heirs began to side with Hellman more and more.
Long Beach lies in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County and borders Orange County.The discovery of the Long Beach Oil Field, brought in by the gusher at the Alamitos No.1 well, made Long Beach a major oil producer; in the 1920s the field was the most productive in the world.The Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Alamitos were divided from this territory.The boundary between the two ranchos ran through the center of Signal Hill on a southwest to northeast diagonal.
In 1880, Bixby sold 4,000 acres (16 km) of the Rancho Los Cerritos to William E. In addition to bringing innovative farming methods to the Alamitos (which under Abel Stearns in the late 1850s and early 1860s was once the largest cattle ranch in the US), J. Bixby began the development of the oceanfront property near the city's picturesque bluffs. This area would include Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore and Naples; it soon became a thriving community of its own. Gradually the oil industry, Navy shipyard and facilities and port became the mainstays of the city.