Saturday, December 23, 2006

Santa at the Archives and other news

We know Christmas is almost here when Santa makes his annual visit to the Orange County Archives. (He has to check all our maps before his big run, dontchaknow?)
Yes, I’ve been flaky about posting recently, and that will probably continue through the holidays. So if you don’t hear from me before then, I’d like to wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year. Meanwhile, here are a few items of interest…

  • Watch for the float celebrating Anaheim’s 150th birthday during the Rose Parade.
  • The City of Laguna Hills is commissioning an artistic display for City Hall depicting the area’s history. Sort of an “Indians to Condos” theme, I guess. Applications for artists will be available late next month.
  • The Register reports that developers are busily tearing apart what’s left of historic MCAS El Toro. Good thing we won’t need all those military bases anymore, now that the Cold War is over, all the bad guys are gone, and the whole world loves America.
  • The Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society’s next downtown walking tour will be on Sat., Jan. 6th, starting at the Howe-Waffle House at 2:30pm and ending about 4:30. For reservations call (714) 547-9645.
  • Dann Gibb is still looking for old Fountain Valley photos for his forthcoming book. He’s especially interested in finding photos of F.V. from the 1920s through 1940s, and photos of planes taking off from what is now Mile Square Park. Email him if you can help.
  • The La Habra Children’s Museum will celebrate their 30th Anniversary on Jan. 29th, with an open house from 5 to 9pm. No, it’s not primarily a local history museum, but it’s in a historically significant building and it does have a display or two on early La Habra.

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