Sunday, September 02, 2007

Anaheim Library, OC Historical Society, CSUF, etc

The Anaheim History Room closed yesterday and will not reopen until their move to the Muzeo building is complete in October. In the interim, maybe they’ll let Jane drive some of her collection around in one of these vintage bookmobiles. It could even play music like an ice cream truck. (Perhaps Jan & Dean's "Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle?") Can't you just see the kids running to ask their parents for a dollar, and then dashing after the truck to get copies from the Anaheim Gazette microfilm? (I'm guessing the postcard image above dates from the 1950s.)

Since I’m catching up on items from yesterday, I should point out that Saturday was also the 35th anniversary of our County bus service.

Now that Summer is winding down, the O.C. Historical Society is ramping back up with some new programs. David W. Muller, Executive Director of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum will address the group Sept. 13, at 7:30pm at the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar. He will discuss the history and future of the museum. The meeting will be preceded by a dessert potluck at 6:30pm. (This works like any other potluck, so bring goodies if you want to eat goodies.)

[CORRECTION:] The O.C. Historical Society’s following meeting will be held Oct. 11th, 7pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Orange. [Not in at Prentice Park as reported earlier.] Santa Ana Zoo Director Ronald Glazer will talk about the past, present and future” of the zoo. Hopefully, the history portion of the talk will include some discussion of the eccentric and irascible Judge Prentice.

CSUF will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sat, Sept. 15, 10am-3pm with an on-campus open house. There will be live music, food booths, a historical exhibit, and activities for kids. They claim they’re holding elephant-free elephant races, but I have no idea how that’s supposed to work.

This morning’s Register reports that the “Doheny House” in Dana Point is still standing, despite the new owner’s wishes. The developer just paid for an environmental impact report (EIR), which will take about two months to complete. After the EIR is filed, the public will have 45 days to read and add their comments. (Usually, EIRs are available at City Hall and the Public Library.) Then the EIR will go to the City Planning Commission for approval.

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