There’s been a lot of interest lately in preserving Orange County’s past. Some communities are doing better than others. Which of the following do you think is the best? Or do you […]
Best example of preservation?
Another downtown growing in GG?
By Jim Tortolano Beloved Orange County historian Jim Sleeper once remarked that local redevelopment agencies have turned many historic OC locations into “historic parking lots.” This applied especially to central business districts […]
The day Tinker Bell almost crashed
By Jim Tortolano/OC Tribune editor Few events in Orange County history have had as big an impact as the opening of Disneyland. But fewer events had as unpromising a start as the […]
Days of Future Not Past
By Jim Tortolano Family legend has it that I was born during a hurricane in Providence, Rhode Island in June of 1953. A check of records show that my arrival was actually […]