This photo shows North Broadway in Santa Ana in about 1910. If you look carefully, you can still see a number of the impressive homes that once lined the entire street. Most have now been converted into offices..
Speaking of Santa Ana, the Register's website shares the good news that over half the historic homes in the Lacy Neighborhood previously slated for demolition will now be saved. Some of those homes are older than the County itself.
Also in the news is the sad state of the once-popular Saddleback Inn. The place was a hub of Orange County's business and social life back when Bruce Gelker ran the place. What happened?!?
On a lighter note, the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum (which is now curiously calling itself "ExplorOcean,") has appointed Rita Redaelli Stenlund as its new president.