Former Orange County Supervisor Robert W. Battin died Tuesday at age 78. He served on the Board from January 1969 to July 1976. Among other things, he was instrumental in the creation of the Orange County Historical Commission.
The Anaheim Neighborhood Association (ANA) will hold a fundraising progressive dinner (at three of the Anaheim's best historic homes) on June 14, 6-10pm. The cost is $150 per person or $225 per couple, but the money goes to a good cause. The ANA is largely responsible for saving the Anaheim Colony Historic District from death by redevelopment. For details, click on the small image of the event flyer. (Yes, I know "neighborhood associations" usually goose-step for fun, and yes, I know that "progressive" is usually code for "far-left wingnut" - But neither is the case here. Trust me on this one.)
The pictorial exhibit, “Fire in the Morning,” will be on display throughout May at the UC Irvine Student Center (W. Peltason Dr at Pereira Dr). The exhibit features 100 photos depicting Mexican Americans of Orange County, from about 1915 through WWII. (Thanks to the exhibit’s creator, Yolanda Alvarez, for the info.)