Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Santa Ana Canyon, trains, stolen plaques, etc.

Today's photos show Santa Ana Canyon in less perilous times. The color image is from Oct. 1966 and shows a lot of new development in the Yorba Linda area. The black and white image is from the 1930s and came with no further description.
Tonight, the Fullerton City Council will discuss whether the proposed Southern California Railroad Experience museum should remain as part of the Fullerton Transportation Center plans. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm.
The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society will hold their Holiday Open House at the historic Howe-Waffle House on Sat., December 6. Entry to the museum will be free from noon to 4pm. From noon to 2pm, authors Roberta Reed, Phil Brigandi, and Guy Ball will be on hand to sign their books (even if you've bought them elsewhere).
Bronze commemorative plaques at several Santa Ana schools (Santa Ana High School, Martin Elementary, Mitchell Child Development Center, and Carr Intermediate) have been stolen recently. Some of these were memorials to local soldiers who died for our country. $10,000 in reward money is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals responsible for the theft. Anyone with information to report is asked to call the anonymous WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or log on to www.wetip.com to submit a tip. Callers can also report information to Santa Ana Unified School District at 714-558-5111 or contact school police at 714-558-5535.


Anonymous said...

It's disgusting that the plaques were taken. The same thing is happening in our area, but at cemeteries. The authorities think that they are being taken just for the value of the raw materials (just like copper air conditioning coils and telephone/cable TV grounding rods and cables are being ripped off too.) Salvage yards are now being required to list sellers of raw materials, just like pawn shops.

outsidetheberm said...

Your top image looks very much like the area around Lindafair Lane in Yorba Linda. Near the crossroads of Fairlyn and Esperanza. We would be looking south with Imperial Highway on the right.

David said...

Here is the location in google maps.


Anonymous said...

The houses in the foreground of the 1966 picture are on Fairlynn Blvd. just before it curves and ends at Esperanza Rd. where the 76 station is. Notice NO 91 Freeway!