Monday, March 12, 2007

Events and news from Brea to San Clemente

Orange Coast College will celebrate its 60th year, and Santa Ana Army Air Base will celebrate its 31st reunion on Sat, March 31 at a two-in-one celebration. Many artifacts and photos relating to the history of both OCC and SAAAB will be on display, including the 1943 murals from the walls of the Service Club. This event will be held at the Frank M. Doyle Art Pavillion, 2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, on Sat, March 3, 10:30am-4:00pm. $25 (benefits SAAAB Scholarships for OCC students). For more information, call Art or Gladys at (949) 631-5918. To make reservations, call Julia Clevenger (714) 432-5707. [Today's photo shows the OCC/SAAAB site circa 1971.]

Volunteers should be about done rebuilding the Indian hut at Mission San Juan Capistrano. They were scheduled to wrap things up this past weekend.

The Brea Historical Society is selling copies of A History of Our Town & Our Times, on DVD for $15. It is a three and a half hour collection of short historical features on Brea. Details are available on their website.

Now that their museum is closed, the San Clemente Historical Society's "Museum Store" line of historical photos are being sold at The Frame House, 110 Avenida Del Mar.

The original "hollow" version of Disney's Matterhorn is the subject of Werner's latest update at

Last Wednesday, the Laguna Woods Village Historical Society gave an award to retired teacher Elaine Morgado for her many hours of work in recording their community's history.

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