Michael S. Brigandi, long time O.C. resident and the father of County Archivist Phil Brigandi, died Jan. 27, at his home in Corona del Mar. Pretty much everyone involved in O.C. local history knows Phil, so I thought I’d share the sad news here. The obituary is now posted on the Daily Pilot’s website.
Today’s photo was taken on Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise in 1959.
Fountain Valley mayor Gus Ayer will help kick off his city’s 50th Anniversary with a free two-mile walk around Mile Square Park on Feb. 10th. He’ll be pointing out “historical landmarks and little-known aspects of the park.” The walk will start around 8:15am near the recreation center on Brookhurst. For more information, call (714) 839-8611.
A display of art depicting the landmarks, people and history of the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base opened Friday night and will run through the weekend. The base entrance is off Lexington Dr and Katella Ave in Los Alamitos. The show will be open from 11am to 4pm, Sat. and Sun. For information, call (714) 795-2126.
Marge Woodard, the first female investigator for the O.C. Sheriff’s Dept, died January 22, at age 89. Read her “Life Story” in the Register.
On Monday, the Santa Ana City Council will consider a proposal for the “West End Lofts” project – which would put a 6-story glass box amid a whole block of historic 2-story storefronts on 4th St. The Council will meet Monday at 6pm, at 22 Civic Center Plaza.