Both Villa Park and Laguna Beach are represented in today's image. This old orange crate label (circa 1930s-1940s) from Villa Park Orchards depicts Three Arch Bay in Laguna. In the past few years, I've been putting together a small collection of some of the best (artistically) local citrus labels, and this one is definitely on my wish list.
For a short history of Laguna Beach, check out this excerpt of Karen Turnbull's chapter on Laguna Beach in A Hundred Years of Yesterdays. The new edition of this book -- including chapters on all of O.C.'s communities -- is still for sale in the 3rd floor office of the Old County Courthouse.
The Ocean Institute in Dana Point has hired Brent Rudmann to oversee maintenace and educational programs on the tall ships Pilgrim and Spirit of Dana Point. Talk about needing specialized job skills!
And speaking of tall ships and Dana Point, the Tall Ships Festival will be held on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September in Dana Point Harbor. This event tends to be a little crowded, but it's a good chance to clamber around a bunch of big wooden ships in a single afternoon.