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History in Progress

The story of Cerritos is a history in progress. From an agricultural community, incorporated as Dairy Valley in 1956, to the thriving commercial center residents know today as Cerritos. Groundbreaking events in its history prove that this has always been a community that thrives on innovation.

In 1978, the city dedicated the nation's first solar heated City Hall complex. Continuing on with the 1980's the City broke new ground with the development of the Cerritos Auto Square, which generates more that 6.8 million in sales tax revenue annually.

The 1990's brought the creation of the world-class Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts and a state-of-the-art Sheriff's Station and Community Safety Center. Additionally, various Senior Housing projects and the Senior Center serve the residents of Cerritos. Support for the Arts is a tradition in Cerritos; with sculpture, fountains, and other original works, installed throughout the City.

The world’s first Experience Library opened in 2002, drawing interest and visitors form communities worldwide. Recorded here are large and small events; both inspiring and heartbreaking, which reveal a history of community involvement. This archive is dedicated to the people who have devoted their talents and careers to Cerritos.

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