Today's photo is a current view of the Great Stone Church at Mission San Juan Capistrano, taken from the parking lot of the Mission Inn Motel. The motel is scheduled to be torn down next week. Dating from 1960, and having a fairly ordinary design, the motel isn't very exciting. But archaeologist Doug McIntosh will be watching for (and watching over) any interesting stuff that may be discovered under the motel. What a fascinating job!
Chris Epting had a column in the last H.B. Independent about Robert Carvounas' new book on the Golden Bear. Robert's sending me a copy of the book (and a second copy for the County Archives), and I'm really looking forward to reading it. It should soon be available at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
Chris will be signing his own books at Author's Festival Day, 2:30-4:30pm, Jan. 27 at the Huntington Beach Central Library.
The Water Resource Institute at CSU San Bernardino recently posted many historical aerial photos of Southern California on their website. Some go back as far as the 1920s.