Rand McNally Releases New ‘Thomas Guide’ for L.A. and Orange Counties

Rand McNally Releases New ‘Thomas Guide’ for L.A. and Orange Counties

Southern California's iconic guide now in its 53rd Edition


SKOKIE, Ill., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC
PR WIRE/ — Rand McNally today released the 53rd edition of the
iconic print Thomas Guide: Los Angeles & Orange Counties, featuring
all-new maps in the same distinct page and grid system that has helped Southern
Californians navigate for decades.






Starting about 60 years ago, the Thomas Guide
became the essential directory for Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Due to
its superior coverage of the region in an easy to use grid system, the guide
became the standard used by state and local governments, utilities, real estate
professionals, and fire and police departments, as well as businesses, to
pinpoint locations.


The City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power are two municipal organizations that continue to
use Thomas Guide mapping and the long-established page and grid as the official
database for their service and safety operations.   


The 53rd edition of the guide
continues the tradition with a landscape layout and lay-flat spiral binding. The
book includes a user guide and legend in English and Spanish and a Pagefinder™
regional locator map for easy reference of specific maps within the book.


“As someone who grew up with the Thomas Guide, I
am especially pleased that Rand McNally continues to update and publish this
valuable guide,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “In addition to the
Los Angeles and Orange Counties title, we’ll be rolling out updates of other
Thomas Guides in the months to come.”


Key features of the new 53rd edition


  • All-new, completely revised
    maps, with roads, points of interest and indexes all updated

  • Transit information,
    airports, schools shopping centers, parks and recreation areas

  • Administrative and ZIP code

  • Block numbers on maps and
    in index

  • Full coverage of more than
    400 communities including Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Glendale, Irvine, Long Beach,
    Los Angeles, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Clara and more


The Thomas Guide:  Los Angeles and Orange
Counties street guide, SRP $34.95*, is shipping
now and is available in mass market and office products retailers, bookstores,
and at



*Prices are the suggested retail, in U.S.
dollars, tax not included.


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Rand McNally Releases New ‘Thomas Guide’ for L.A. and Orange Counties