Thursday, October 04, 2007

Happy 150th Birthday, Anaheim! (and other news)

Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 5th, will be the City of Anaheim's 150th birthday. To celebrate, the city officials will hold a party, hand out cake, sing "Happy Birthday," dedicate items for a new time capsule, and generally have a big shin-dig. The fun begins at 11am on the front steps of Anaheim City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd. (I'll be at work then, but I'll celebrate tomorrow night at the They Might Be Giants concert at the Anaheim House of Blues. I wonder if they serve any German wines?)

Today's photo comes from the Library of Congress and shows part of Anaheim as it looked in 1915.

Tuesday night, the San Clemente City Council approved the remaining items comprising the long-awaited City Landmarks Ordinance, including the renewal of over 206 existing official historic structures, the identification of five new non-structure cultural resources, the designation of 22 brand new City Landmarks, and the establishment of a comprehensive law specifically prohibiting "demolition by neglect." San Clemente Historical Society members and other preservationists rallied before the meeting and filled the Council chambers.

The Orange County Pioneer Council will hold their annual picnic Oct. 14th, Noon-4pm, at the Santa Ana Zoo, 1801 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana. Visit their website for more details, including how to RSVP.

The 8th Annual Dana Point Historical Society Home Tour is this Sunday, Oct. 7, 11am-4pm. This year's tour features five Capistrano Beach homes. Refreshments will be served at two of the locations and shuttles will run continuously all day between the five homes which are in close proximity to each other. The tour begins with registration at Palisades School at 26462 Via Sacrament. Tickets can be purchased for $35 at that time. For more information, call (949) 248-8121.

Mission San Juan Capistrano will hold training classes for new docents, 9am-Noon, every Saturday in October. If you're over 21 and would like to volunteer, email the docent coordinator.

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