El Segundo is a unique little town in Los Angeles County's South Bay. It is the only beach town where the downtown area is not beach oriented .
El Segundo reminds people of a small midwest town. The major street is called Main Street and has shops and restaurants along with City Hall on the street. There is a large park on Main street that hosts many functions during the year from city picnics to arts and crafts fairs.
People love the quiet small town feeling you get when you walk through town .. hence the name "Mayberry" because it reminds people of their favorite little town.... more
El Segundo actually was started by Standard Oil. Until the last twenty -five years probably 85% of the population worked for Standard Oil at their plant on the south side of the city.
The name El Segundo means second and El Segundo was the second site owned by Standard Oil in the area.
Throughout the years Standard Oil has contributed a lot of money to the town. The library is much larger then those found in other similar sized cities and was built with monetary donations from the company.... more