Monday, June 23, 2008

Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Chris Epting, etc

Today's photo shows the First National Bank of Garden Grove one day after the big earthquake of March 10, 1933. Different areas of Orange County were effected by the quake to different degrees. Downtown Garden Grove sustained a lot of damage.
Chris Epting's new "Huntington Beach: Then and Now" photo book from Arcadia Publishing made it's debut today. He'll be signing copies at Barnes & Noble at Huntington Center (a.k.a. "Bella Terra") on July 5, 1-3pm.
I guess Sunday's 45th anniversary event for the Enchanted Tiki Room was completely crazy. I was sorry I missed it until I heard about 7-hour waits just to get into the Disneyana shop. (And they didn't even announce in advance that Bob Gurr was going to be there -- always a popular guy and a big draw.) Maybe Disney should take this as a hint and have regular tiki-related events. There are clearly more than a few fans of 1960s Polynesian Pop here in O.C.


AS said...

Hi Chris,

Sorry for posting this O/T comment here, but do you know of any local agency (your office, UCI, etc.) that might have a copy of "History of Orange County" by Mrs. J. E. Pleasants (J R. Finnell & Sons Publishing Co., Los Angeles, CA - 1931). The only copy I am aware of is located at the California State Library. Thanks in advance.

Chris Jepsen said...

Yes, we have all three volumes on the shelf at the Orange County Archives.

You can't check them out, but you're welcome to use them in our office.

AS said...

Excellent. I will try to drop in one day soon for a read. Thank you!