Today's photo shows a County Road Department equipment auction in the 1940s. Notice how much of their old equipment was still horse-drawn! What a contrast to the booming center of modern development Orange County would soon become.
Ever wonder how the Royal Hawaiian restaurant in Laguna Beach (one of the last tiki/Polynesian-style places around) makes their famous Lapu Lapu? L.A. Times Magazine has now taken the mystery out of it.
If you enjoy the various theme park history blogs, here's another one to add to your line-up: "Main Gate Admission." (Thanks to Vintage Disneyland Tickets for pointing this out.)