Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Huntington Beach, San Juan Capistrano, etc.

In honor of the summery weather we've been having, today's images are a circa 1950s travel decal from Huntington Beach and an undated view from the H.B. pier. The large white building is the old saltwater plunge. Note that the oil derricks stop at about 8th St.
Teri Delcamp, Historical Preservation Manager for the City of San Juan Capistrano will speak on the subject of "Preserving the Past to Enhance the Future," at the May 8th meeting of the Orange County Historical Society. The meeting will be held at 7:30pm, at Trinity Espicopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., Orange.
You may notice a few minor differences in the technical aspects of this blog. I updated to Blogger's new online-interface-editing-whatchamacallit, and it makes things look and feel a bit different. Once I get it figured out, I might even add a few new features.


Chris from Redfin said...

I just came across this blog -- it's great.

Amazing photo of the derricks and the beach-goers.

Anonymous said...

Chris Jepsen has got a 1979 photo of Michelle Pfeiffer, wearing a thong bikini in her Fountain Valley front yard, diving onto a slip-and-slide - but he won't let us see it.

Chris Jepsen said...


juaneno said...
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Chris Jepsen said...

I hate having to take down comments. I really do. But this isn't a forum for political fights. I have no idea if "juaneno's" words were true or not. To be honest, the topic isn't even an issue that's on my radar screen. But either way, his comment would certainly have drawn fire from juaneno's target -- And I hate flame wars.

In short, I encourage your debate on this issue, and any other issue you care to tackle. But I'd appreciate it if you'd find a more appropriate online political or current events forum. There are a bunch of good ones out there.


With that said, here's a quote from juaneno's post that *should* probably be here:

"...In February 2008, the California Coastal Commission denied a proposal by the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA) to extend the Foothill-South Toll Road through southern Orange County. Members of the Juaneño Tribe and other residents expressed concern that the proposed toll road could disturb sacred Juaneño ancestral sites."