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Orange County, California

County of Orange [CA] official website
Orange County [CA] Visitors Association
Orange County [CA] Fair [est. 1890]
Orange County [CA] Historical Society [est. 1919]
Philharmonic Society of Orange County, CA
Eclectic Orange {arts} Festival [Oct-Nov 2003 = #5]
Orange County [CA] Register newspaper [est. 1905]
Shakespeare Orange County [July-Aug 2004 = 12th season]
Orange County Mining Company restaurant
Cook's Corner Tavern [est. 1931] in Santiago-Trabuco Canyon area
I.S.M. Quarterly: a community arts project
Los Angeles Angels baseball team of Anaheim, California

United Scottish Society's Highland Games and Gathering [May 2009 = #77] in Orange County, California

poster for Occupy Orange County, California    Occupy Orange County, California (site 1)
Occupy Orange County, California (site 2)

Orange County [CA] Transportation Authority
symbol for airport  Orange County ['John Wayne'] Airport

Metrolink commuter rail service [opened 1992]

Metrolink Orange County Line
L.A. Union Station • Commerce • Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs • Buena Park • Fullerton • Anaheim • Orange • Santa Ana • Tustin •
Irvine • Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo • San Juan Capistrano • San Clemente • San Clemente Pier • Oceanside (S.D.)

Metrolink Inland Empire - O.C. Red Line
San Bernardino • Riverside-Downtown • Riverside-La Sierra • North Main Corona • West Corona • Anaheim Canyon • Orange • Santa Ana •
Tustin • Irvine • Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo • San Juan Capistrano • San Clemente • San Clemente Pier • Oceanside (S.D.)

Metrolink I-91 - Perris Valley Blue Line
South Perris • Perris Downtown • Moreno Valley / March Field • Riverside-Hunter Park • Riverside-Downtown • Riverside-La Sierra •
North Main Corona • West Corona • Fullerton (O.C.) • Buena Park (O.C.) • Norwalk / Santa Fe Springs • L. A. Union Station


Inland Cities of Orange County, California


City of Orange, California
City of Orange [CA] Chamber of Commerce
City of Orange [CA] Old Towne Preservation Assn. [est. 1986]
Book Carnival in City of Orange, CA
Katella Family Grill in Orange, CA
Chapman University in City of Orange, CA
The Victorian Manor tea room & garden in Orange, CA


City of Santa Ana, California
City of Santa Ana official website
Santa Ana [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Santa Ana [CA] Historical Preservation Society
Galaxy Concert Theatre in Santa Ana, CA


City of Tustin, California [incorp. 1927]
City of Tustin official website
Tustin Brewing Company [free wi-fi]


City of Buena Park, California [incorp. 1953]
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Buena Park, CA
A Castle of Books [est. June 2007] in Stanton, CA
industrial realist painter Joe Santos of Buena Park, CA

Knott's Berry Farm [est. 1928] in Buena Park, CA

Knott's Berry Farm Early Years / Images of America book by Jay Jennings  
"Knott's Berry Farm:: The Early Years (Images
of America)" [2009] by Jay Jennings

Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [8/2009] for $16.32
Knott's Preserved / History of Knott's Berry Farm book by Christopher Merritt & J. Eric Lynxwiler   "Knott's Preserved: From Boysenberry To Theme
Park, The History of Knott's Berry Farm" [2010]
by Christopher Merritt & J. Eric Lynxwiler,
Introduction by Tony Baxter

Angel City Press 8¾x9 pb [6/2010] for $19.00
Angel City Press 9½x9¼ hardcover [6/2010] for $29.20


City of Lake Forest, California 92630 [incorp. 1991]
City of Lake Forest, California official website
La Cocina de Ricardo Mexican Restaurant, 23532 El Toro Road in Lake Forest, CA


City of Irvine, California [incorp. 1971]
City of Irvine official website
Irvine [CA] Chamber of Commerce
The Irvine Company - land developers [est. 1864]
Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, CA
Thomas Bros. Maps [est. 1915] in Irvine, CA
Irvine [CA] Barclay Theatre
A.T.S.C. Irvine {formerly Newport} Concours Weekend [Oct 2004 = #22]
Steelhead Brewing Co. brewpub in Irvine, CA
SannArt Design in Irvine, CA

Destination Irvine, California website


City of Anaheim, California
City of Anaheim [CA] V.C.B
Disneyland California [est. July 1955]
Mom's Restaurant & Buffet [est. 1994] in Anaheim, CA
Build A Hookah of Anaheim, CA


City of Fullerton, California [est. 1904]
City of Fullerton official website
Fullerton Chamber of Commerce
Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton, CA
Steamers Jazz Club & Cafe in Fullerton, CA
Summit House fine dining [est. 1989] in Fullerton, CA
The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant in Fullerton, CA
Orange County [CA] Theater Festival [est. 2004] in Fullerton, CA
Orange County RagFest - ragtime music [Oct 2004 = #5] in Fullerton, CA

Cal State Fullerton
University Hotel Network for Cal State Fullerton


City of Brea, California [est. circa 1911, incorp. 1917]
official city website • entry at Wikipedia
Internet Trains 'model train superstore' [est. 1999] in Brea, California


City of Yorba Linda, California [est. circa 1907, incorp. 1967]
The Nixon Library and Museum [est. 1990] in Yorba Linda, California
Richard Nixon Foundation [est. 1980s] in Yorba Linda, California




Coastal Cities of Orange County, California


City of Seal Beach, California [incorp. 1915]
Seal Beach official website
Bay Theatre [1947] in Seal Beach, CA
Old Town Cafe in Seal Beach, CA

Surfside, California


Huntington Beach, California [incorp. 1909]

City of Huntington Beach [CA] C.V.B.
Intl. Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach, CA
Duke's Restaurant [est. 1998] in Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach [CA] Beer Co. brewpub [est. 1992]
Old World German Restaurant [est. 1978] in Huntington Beach, CA
SoCal Independent Film Festival in Huntington Beach, CA [Sept 2007 = #3]


Costa Mesa, California [incorp. 1953] 92626

City of Costa Mesa official website
Costa Mesa [CA] C.V.B.
Yard House Restaurant in Costa Mesa, CA
open 7 days, marvelous selections, excellent service, good prices  Bristol Deli, 3033 So. Bristol Street in Costa Mesa, CA
South Coast Repertory [est. 1964] in Costa Mesa, CA
Furnishings Direct Craftsman-style furniture in Costa Mesa, CA
Maggiano's Little Italy {chain}, at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA

Orange County [CA] Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA


Newport Beach / Balboa Island, California

City of Newport Beach, California [incorp. 1906]
City of Newport Beach official website
Newport Beach [CA] C.V.B.
Newport Harbor [CA] Area Chamber of Commerce
Newport Beach Historical Society
Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, CA
Blue Water Grill in Newport Beach, CA
Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Newport Beach Jazz Festival [May]
Newport Beach Summer Jazz Series [Fridays June-Oct 2004]
Pelican Hill Golf Course in Newport Coast, CA
Newport Beach [CA] Brewing Company
The Pacific Club [est. 1981]
Newport Beach 714 weekly newspaper [est. 1983]
Billie's on the Beach restaurant on P.C.H. in Newport Beach, CA

Lido Isle Community Assn. in Newport Beach, CA
Lido Isle Yacht Club [est. 1928]

Balboa Island, California [est. 1910]
Balboa Bay Club & Resort in Newport Beach, CA
Balboa Village Business Improvement District
Harborside Pavilion restaurant & ballroom [built 1905]
Balboa Theater [built 1927]
Balboa island commercial website
Oysters Restaurant [est. 1989] in Corona del Mar, CA
The Bungalow Restaurant in Corona del Mar, CA


Laguna Beach / Laguna Niguel, California

City of Laguna Beach, California [incorp. 1927]
City of Laguna Beach official website
Laguna Beach [CA] V.C.B.
Laguna Beach [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Aegean [Greek] Cafe Restaurant in Laguna Beach, CA
The Beach House restaurant [est. 1968] in Laguna Beach, CA
The Inn at Laguna Beach, 211 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, CA
Sawdust Art Festival [year-long; est. 1966] in Laguna Beach, CA
Hotel Laguna [est. 1888] in Laguna Beach, CA
The Old Picture Company of Laguna Beach, CA
The Laguna Playhouse [est. 1920] in Laguna Beach, CA

City of Laguna Niguel, California

City of Aliso Viejo, California [incorp. 2001] zip 92656
painter/muralist Jon Prud'homme of Aliso Viejo, California


Dana Point, California [incorp. 1989]
City of Dana Point official website
Dana Point [CA] travel guide
The Harbor Grill restaurant in Dana Point Harbor, CA
Dana Point [CA] Harbor Assn.
The Beach House restaurant in Dana Point, CA


San Juan Capistrano, California 92675
City of San Juan Capistrano, California [incorp. 1961]
San Juan Capistrano [CA] Chamber of Commerce
Mission San Juan Capistrano [est. 1776]
The Tamale Museum at Mission San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano [CA] Community Guide
Camino Real Playhouse [est. 1993] in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ramos House Cafe [built 1881] in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ricardo's Place Authentic Mexican Food, 32082 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Ortega's Capistrano Trading Post, 31741 Camino Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Mission Inn Bed & Breakfast, 26891 Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano, CA
Salvador Dali Gallery, 31103 Rancho Viejo Road in San Juan Capistrano, CA

The Coach House concert venue in San Juan Capistrano, CA


San Clemente, California
Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens [built 1927] in San Clemente, CA


Reading Material

Orange Coast Magazine  "Orange Coast" Magazine [est. 1974]
published by Orange Coast Kommunications
12 issues/12 months [USA only] for $12.00
magazine website
California Girl  "California Girl: A Novel" [2004] by T. Jefferson Parker
A decades-long epic about two Orange County families and a murder
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins e-books [10/2009] for $6.49
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [7/2009] for $14.93
HarperTorch mass pb [12/2005] out of print/100+ used
Wm. Morrow 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/100+ used
Postcard History Series Orange County California book  
"Postcard History Series: Orange County (California)" [2005]
by The Orange County Historical Society

Arcadia Publng 9¼x7 pb [11/2005] for $15.59
Orange County Historical Society website
Vanishing Orange County, California (Images of America) book by Chris Epting   "Vanishing Orange County, California (Images of America)" [2008]
by Chris Epting

Kindle Edition from Arcadia Publng [11/2008] for $7.99
Arcadia Publng 9¼x6½ pb [11/2008] for $17.42
Arcadia Library Editions 9½x6¾ hardcover [11/2008] for $26.99
Orange County Noir stories edited by Gary Phillips  "Orange County Noir" [14 stories 2010]
Edited by Gary Phillips, Foreword by T. Jefferson Parker

14 brand-new stories by Mary Castillo, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Robert S. Levinson, Dick Lochte, Lawrence Maddox, Gordon McAlpine, Patricia McFall, editor Phillips, Rob Roberge, Martin J. Smith, Susan Straight, Nathan Walpow, and Robert Ward
Kindle Edition from Akashic Noir Series [6/2012] for $8.75
Akashic Books 8¼x5¼ pb [4/2010] for $14.84
The New Deal in Orange County California book by Charles Epting  "The New Deal In Orange County, California" [2014] by Charles Epting
The national economic impact of the Great Depression was followed in Orange County, California by the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake and the devastating 1938 Santa Ana River flood. This book visits the buildings, har-bors, bridges, trails, libraries, highways, and other infrastructure gains – many still in use – that were revitalized by the Works Progress Administration, Civilian Conservation Corps, and other agencies of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal.
Kindle Edition from The History Press [4/2014] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [4/2014] for $18.42
Orange County Pioneers Oral Histories book edited by Charles Epting  
"Orange County Pioneers: Oral Histories From The Works Progress Administration" [2014]
Edited by Charles Epting, Preface by G.E. Ashby

Kindle Edition from The History Press [11/2014] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [11/2014] for $16.16
Orange County Fair History book by Chris Epting  "The Orange County Fair: A History of Celebration" [2015]
by Chris Epting, Foreword by Gov. Jerry Brown

Kindle Edition from The History Press [7/2015] for $9.99
Arcadia Publng 9x6 pb [7/2015] for $21.99
Orange County [CA] Fair [est. 1890] official website


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