Today's image shows Dana Point in about 1927. Although development began in the 1920s, Dana Point did not incorporate as a city until 20 years ago. Residents voted to become a city on June 7, 1988, with a vote of 6,948 to 1,818.
There's good news about Sam's Seafood (recently renamed Kona) in Sunset Beach. Co-owner Chuck Purrington writes, "The landlord... has shelved his plans to develop the site! We are moving onward and upward! I will be introducing Tiki Sundays at KONA beginning Fathers Day the 15th with The Smoking Menehunes playing live... The Tikiyaki Orchestra is also booked for Friday, July 11 and Friday, July 25th." Although it's been tweaked a bit since it re-opened, Sam's/Kona can still claim the title as the last surviving Polynesian-style restaurant (and/or bar) in Orange County. In other words, outside the Enchanted Tiki Room, this is the last authentic place in O.C. to get your Mid-Century tiki fix. Show your support by stopping in and asking to have your mai tai served in a tiki mug.
Someone posted footage to YouTube of the historic Whitaker-Jaynes Estate and the Bacon House. Both homes are located at the Buena Park Historical Society's "historical petting zoo," just off Beach Blvd.