Today's image is a scene from the Kiddie Parade at the Anaheim Halloween Festival, sometime in the 1950s.
Retired chief of OC Parks, Eric Jessen, will "click you through the most comprehensive collection of Irvine Family photos ever assembled," during his "Irvine Family Photo Archives" slide show (and Q&A) on Saturday, Nov. 15. The program will be held at the Katie Wheeler Library in Irvine (in the Irvine Ranch Historic Park), and will begin in the garden at 10am. Parking and admission are free, but reservations are required. Call (949) 669-8753.
The Orange County Mexican American Historical Society's 2009 "Images of Orange County" calendar is now available through their website. They can also be purchased at Calacas in Santa Ana. The calendars feature historical images from local Mexican American communities.
The OCMAHS will also host an altar and booth at the Noche de Altares, Nov. 1, (that's el Dia de los Muertos), 2-10pm, at 3rd & Bush St. in Downtown Santa Ana. This might be an interesting event for those of us who feel Halloween is over all too quickly.