Long Beach Polytechnic High School

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I don’t know much about Long Beach Polytechnic High School other than it has a bunch of good places to skate and has been a spot where the cops don’t hassle you for years. When I pulled up I parked outside of the Auditorium where I noticed a nice 11 stair with a couple of rails on it and thought to myself this spot probably gets skated a lot.

I arrived after school was out and its kind of weird walking around a school and taking pictures so I walked up to the front and took some pretty cool shots and worked my way back around the school and back to my car. As I walked back past the the Long Beach Polytechnic Auditorium I noticed about 5 guys there on bmx bikes and they were setting up to do some filming. Its kind of funny when you look at a skate spot and think to yourself that would be cool to skate and then come back minutes later and see they rail getting used. Anyway I am sure they were trespassing and I don’t condone trespassing so that is all I am going to say about that.

Long Beach Poly has been the backdrop for many commercials, television shows, and films and the list of professional athletes goes on for a long time. Some of the more famous actors that went to Long Beach Poly are Snoop Dogg, Cameron Diaz and Spike Jones. John Wayne also studied here for a few years as well.

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  1. My High School had a few semi famous grads and one big time TV actress whose name you would know right off the bat. Her Father was one year ahead of me and I sort kind of knew him.
    There were also 4 people from my school killed in the world trade center on 911.
    My Father went to Weequahic High School in Newark NJ with the writer Philip Roth.

    last Baby Boomer
  2. When I got married, I lived in Bend, OR for several years–which had always been the local “big city” that I visited when growing up in the sticks. Jennifer Love-Hewitt had attended that high school for a short time when filming a television series that was promptly canceled after a few episodes aired. It’s as close as I’ve ever gotten to living in an area near a celebrity.

  3. No, I’ve never gone to school with (or taught) any celebrities. However, a few of my clients here in Florida have included Chuck Norris and Barbra Streisand.

  4. Yep – Emmett Smith went to Escambia High School in Pensacola. He knew my dad through church functions and he still sometimes sends my dad Dallas Cowboy stuff – just because he knows my dad doesn’t like Texas. LOL

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