Labor Day 2011 at Beach Street SoCal

This labor day, even a few Wall Streeters are going to make it to Beach Street.  For those that made it to Southern California’s beach cities last night was a rare treat.  A stunning sunset with a cloudy sky and a little rain during the evening.  So get out the parades, Festivals, fairs or just head straight to the beach.
Looking north to Long Beach from the Beach Street News Office, there was a little lightning too.  All of the trubulent weather last night should lead to another stunning day on the Beach Streets of Southern California.  Even though many people have the day off, here at Beach Street News we are here at work along with the hundreds of thousands of people who work the press along with retail, law enforcement, fire, military, the airlines and a host of other service jobs.   Every place you do go today, spend a little extra time to thank the people that came to work on this Labor Day.

Labor Day Chili Cook Off
Kiwanis Chili Cook Off
The US Department of Labor website tells us the Labor Day Holiday was passed into law in 1894.  It says the labor day holiday :
The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take were outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families.
Today labor day has a little different meaning to people across the country.  Here at Beach Street we know that we couldn’t be anywhere without our team, and even more so on a holiday.  To everyone at Beach Street News and it’s parent company, Thank You for everything you do.
For everyone that has at least part of the day off, here are some things to do in the SoCal Beach area, home of Beach Street News.  From North to South:
Santa Barbara:
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is Open 10AM-5PM
Multiple special exhibits
2559 Puesta del Sol Road
Channel Islands Kayak Tours
With this weather Kayaking will be phenomenal
720 Bond Ave.
7th Annual Santa Paula Labor Day Parade.


Malibu Chili Festival, Great for star gazing in the day. Win a Benz!
Chili Cookoff

Manhattan Beach:

Just another great day for Volleyball at the beach as far as we can tell.

Hermosa Beach:

Fiesta Hermosa featureing over 250 booths of Artists. Down Town Hermosa Beach.

Long Beach:

Greek Festival and Cultural Event  5761 Colorado St Hunitington Beach: Great Surf This weekend, Want to Learn? Lessons near the pier.
Newport Beach:

Great day to take the ferry to Catalina
IF you can stand the rollers that are turning into great Huntington Beach Surf.

San Diego:

Today is the last day to see the fleet of Tall ships in the harbor.
Sea World – Summer Nights also ends tonight
Downtown – Contemporary Art Fair ends tonight as well.

It should be a great day at Beach Street, so go out and have fun.

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