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Norwalk California is a suburban city near Long Beach. It is located only 17 miles from the world famous city of Los Angeles. With its mainly Hispanic and Asian population Norwalk offers visitors the opportunity to view and participate in another culture without leaving the country. Norwalk is also known for its year round pleasant weather. Norwalk offers the traveler many opportunities for public transportation. The Cerritos On Wheels (COW) buses have routes to Cerritos College, town center, and the center for performing arts. The Norwalk Transit has 8 different bus lines that connect Norwalk with neighboring cities. The Long Beach Transit offers service from Norwalk to Long Beach. The Los Angeles Metro has both bus and train services to many of the most popular tourist sites in Los Angeles. Norwalk is known not only for its convenient location and cultural diversity, but also for its beauty. It's scenic location has made Norwalk a perfect location for movie maker's and as a result many movies have been filmed in Norwalk, California. These movies include The Karate Kid, Speed and The Postman Always Rings Twice. Norwalk has also been home to a great many celebrities. Some of these famous Californian's are Tiffany, Poncho Sanchez and former first lady Pat Nixon.