Tuesday, January 01, 2008

A new year, Laguna Beach, Nixon, Costa Mesa, etc

The beach has always seemed like a great place to greet the new year. Today's image, from 1959, shows a man from the County Planning Dept near the mouth of Aliso Creek in Laguna Beach. Is he sizing up where to put the pier, or is he just pausing to appreciate how much nicer this is than his office back in Santa Ana?
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The City of Anaheim closed out it's 150th Birthday celebration this morning with it's snazzy float entry in the Rose Parade. It won the Governor's Award.
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Fountain Valley wrapped up it's 50th Anniversary with a time capsule. Click here for information about the capsule and its contents.
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The Nixon Library & Birthplace in Yorba Linda will recognize the late President's 95th birthday on Jan. 9th with a wreath-laying ceremony (1pm), a lecture by Senator Alan K. Simpson (1:30pm), and free admission for all guests throughout the day.
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The Costa Mesa Historical Society's annual installation dinner will be held Jan. 16, 6pm, at the Captain's Table Restaurant at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Rd. Reservations ($15 per person) must be received by Jan. 14. Mail reservations and checks to CMHS, P.O. Box 1764, Costa Mesa, CA 92628.
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Happy 2008, everyone!

1 comment:

itsnotaplace said...

It would have been comic if that guy in the suit the beach was holding a long board too! Surfs up dude!