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Orange County, California
Seal of Orange County, California
Map of California highlighting Orange County
Location in the state of California
Map of the U.S. highlighting California
California's location in the U.S.
Seat Santa Ana
Largest city Santa Ana
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

948 sq mi (2,455 km²)
789 sq mi (2,045 km²)
159 sq mi (411 km²), 16.43%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

3,010,759
3,815/sq mi (1,472/km²)
Founded March 11, 1889
Time zone Pacific: UTC-8/-7
County flag Flag of Orange County, California
Website www.ocgov.com
Cities in Orange County
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Its county seat is Santa Ana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,846,293, while a July 2008 estimate placed the population at 3,010,759, making it the second most populous county in California, behind Los Angeles County and ahead of San Diego County.[1]
The county is famous for its tourism, as the home of such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as several beaches along more than 40 miles (64 km) of coastline. It is also recognized for its nationally known centers of religious worship, such as Crystal Cathedral, Saddleback Church, Calvary Chapel. It is known for its affluence and political conservatism. .In fact, in 2005 a major academic study listed three Orange County cities as being among America's 25 "most conservative," making it the only county in the country with more than one such city.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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[2]
Whereas most population centers in the United States tend to be identified by a major city, there is no defined urban center in Orange County. It is mostly suburban, except for some traditional downtown areas such as those of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Orange, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton. There are also several edge city-style developments such as the South Coast Metro and Newport Center.
While Santa Ana serves as the governmental center of the county, Anaheim is the main tourist destination and Irvine is the major business and financial hub. Four Orange County cities have populations exceeding 200,000: Santa Ana, Anaheim, Irvine, and Huntington Beach.[3]
.Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo, which was incorporated in 2001.^ Our rental properties are all located in the Orange County, CA area.
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^ All houses and condos are located throughout the Orange County, CA area.
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^ LOCATION: Aliso Viejo, CA .
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Anaheim was the first city incorporated in Orange County. .It was incorporated in 1870 when the region was still part of neighboring Los Angeles County.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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History

Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, and Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Valle de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement. Among those who came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba.Both these men were given land grants - Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively. The Nieto heirs were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes. Yorba heirs Bernardo Yorba and Teodosio Yorba were also granted Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Canyon Ranch) and Rancho Lomas de Santiago, respectively. .Other ranchos in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government during the Mexican period in Alta California.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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[4]
A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, and much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill, Sr.,[5] James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
.This growth led the California legislature to divide Los Angeles County and create Orange County as a separate political entity on March 11, 1889. The county is generally said to have been named for the citrus fruit (its most famous product).^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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[6] However, in the new county there was already a town by the name of Orange, named for Orange County, Virginia, which itself took its name from William of Orange. The fact the county took the same name as one of its towns may have been coincidence.
Other citrus crops, avocados, and oil extraction were also important to the early economy. .Orange County benefited from the July 4, 1904 completion of the Pacific Electric Railway, a trolley connecting Los Angeles with Santa Ana and Newport Beach .^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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The link made Orange County an accessible weekend retreat for celebrities of early Hollywood. It was deemed so significant that the city of Pacific City changed its name to Huntington Beach in honor of Henry Huntington, president of the Pacific Electric and nephew of Collis Huntington. Transportation further improved with the completion of the State Route and U.S. Route 101 (now mostly Interstate 5) in the 1920s.
South Coast Metro area in central Orange County
Agriculture, such as the boysenberry which was made famous by Buena Park native Walter Knott, began to decline after World War II but the county's prosperity soared. .The completion of Interstate 5 in 1954 helped make Orange County a bedroom community for many who moved to Southern California to work in aerospace and manufacturing.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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Orange County received a further boost in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland.
In 1969, Yorba Linda-born Orange County native Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States.
.In the 1980s, the population topped two million for the first time; Orange County had become the second-most populous county in California.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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An investment fund melt-down in 1994 led to the criminal prosecution of County of Orange treasurer Robert Citron. The county lost at least $1.5 billion through high-risk investments in derivatives.[7] On December 6, 1994, the County of Orange declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy,[7] from which it emerged in June 1995. The Orange County bankruptcy was the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.[7]
In recent years land-use conflicts have arisen between established areas in the north and less developed areas in the south. These conflicts have regarded things such as construction of new toll roads and the re-purposing of a decommissioned air base. For example, the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station site was designated by a voter measure in 1994 to be developed into an international airport to alleviate the heavily used John Wayne Airport. But subsequent voter initiatives and court actions have caused the airport plan to be permanently shelved. Instead it will become the Orange County Great Park.[8]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,455 km2 (948 sq mi), making it the smallest county in Southern California. Surface water accounts for 411 km2 (159 sq mi) of the area, 16.73% of the total; 2,044 km2 (789 sq mi) of it is land. The average annual temperature is about 68 °F (20 °C). Despite its small size as a county, Orange County's total area in square miles is actually just smaller than the State of Rhode Island's land area.
Orange County is bordered on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County, on the northeast by San Bernardino County and Riverside County, and on the southeast by San Diego County.
View of the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Bay
View of the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Bay
The northwestern part of the county lies on the coastal plain of the Los Angeles Basin, while the southeastern end rises into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. Most of Orange County's population reside in one of two shallow coastal valleys that lie in the basin, the Santa Ana Valley and the Saddleback Valley. The Santa Ana Mountains lie within the eastern boundaries of the county and of the Cleveland National Forest. The high point is Santiago Peak (5,689 feet (1,734 m)[9]), about 20 mi (32 km) east of Santa Ana. Santiago Peak and nearby Modjeska Peak, just 200 feet (60 m) shorter, form a ridge known as Saddleback, visible from almost everywhere in the county. The Peralta Hills extend westward from the Santa Ana Mountains through the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, and ending in Olive. The Loma Ridge is another prominent feature, running parallel to the Santa Ana Mountains through the central part of the county, separated from the taller mountains to the east by Santiago Canyon.
The Santa Ana River is the county's principal watercourse, flowing through the middle of the county from northeast to southwest. Its major tributary to the south and east is Santiago Creek. Other watercourses within the county include Aliso Creek, San Juan Creek, and Horsethief Creek. In the North, the San Gabriel River also briefly crosses into Orange County and exits into the Pacific on the Los Angeles-Orange County line between the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach. Laguna Beach is home to the county's only natural lakes, Laguna Lakes, which are formed by water rising up against an underground fault.
North Orange County in purple shades. South Orange County in blue shades.
     "Coastal Cities" of North Orange County      Cities in inland North Orange County.      The economic powers of Anaheim, Orange, and Santa Ana.      "North East Orange County", lying east of Interstate 5 and State Route 91.      Newport Beach-Irvine      "Beach Cities" of South Orange County.      Cities in inland South Orange County.
Residents sometimes figuratively divide the county into "North Orange County" and "South County" (meaning Northwest and Southeast—following the county's natural diagonal orientation along the local coastline). This is more of a cultural and demographic distinction perpetuated by the popular television shows "The OC" and "Laguna Beach," between the older areas closer to Los Angeles, and the more affluent and recently developed areas to the South and East. A transition between older and newer development may be considered to exist roughly parallel to State Route 55 (aka the Costa Mesa Freeway). This transition is accentuated by large flanking tracts of sparsely developed area occupied until recent years by agriculture and military airfields.
While there is a natural topographical Northeast-to-Southwest transition from inland elevations to the lower coastal band, there is no formal geographical division between North and South County. Perpendicular to that gradient, the Santa Ana River roughly divides the county between northwestern and southeastern sectors (about 40% to 60% respectively, by area), but does not represent any apparent economic, political or cultural differences, nor does it significantly affect distribution of travel, housing, commerce, industry or agriculture from one side to the other.

Incorporated cities

.As of August 2006, Orange County has 34 incorporated cities.^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
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The oldest is Anaheim (1870) and the newest is Aliso Viejo (2001).

Noteworthy communities

Some of the communities that exist within city limits are listed below:

Unincorporated communities

These communities are outside of the city limits in unincorporated county territory:

Planned communities

Orange County has a history of large planned communities. Nearly 30% of the county was created as master planned communities[citation needed], the most notable being the City of Irvine, Coto de Caza, Anaheim Hills, Tustin Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Talega, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo. Irvine has become the model master planned city, encompassing many villages which were all planned under a master plan by the Irvine Company in the mid-1960s.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Transportation infrastructure

Major highways

Surface transportation in Orange County relies heavily on three major interstate highways: the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), the San Diego Freeway (I-405 and I-5 south of Irvine), and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605), which only briefly enters Orange County territory in the northwest. The other freeways in the county are state highways, and include the perpetually congested Riverside and Artesia Freeway (SR 91) and the Garden Grove Freeway (SR 22) running east-west, and the Orange Freeway (SR 57), the Costa Mesa Freeway (SR/SR 55), the Laguna Freeway (SR 133), the San Joaquin Transportation Corridor (SR 73), the Eastern Transportation Corridor (SR 261, SR 133, SR 241), and the Foothill Transportation Corridor (SR 241) running north-south. Minor stub freeways include the Richard M. Nixon Freeway (SR 90), also known as Imperial Highway, and the southern terminus of Pacific Coast Highway (SR 1). There are no U.S. Highways in Orange County, though two existed in the county until the mid-1960s: 91 and 101. 91 went through what is now the state route of the same number, and 101 was replaced by Interstate 5. SR-1 was once a bypass of US-101 (Route 101A).

Public transit

Transit in Orange County is offered primarily by the Orange County Transportation Authority. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) cited OCTA as the best large property transportation system in the United States for 2005. OCTA manages the county's bus network and funds the construction and maintenance of local streets, highways, and freeways; regulates taxicab services; maintains express toll lanes through the median of the Riverside Freeway (SR 91); and works with Southern California's Metrolink to provide commuter rail service along three lines - the Orange County Line, the 91 Line, and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line.
The bus network comprises 6,542 stops on 77 lines, running along most major streets, and accounts for 210,000 boardings a day. The fleet of 817 buses is gradually being replaced by LNG (liquified natural gas)-powered vehicles, which already represent over 40% of the total.
Starting in 1992, Metrolink has operated three commuter rail lines through Orange County, and has also maintained Rail-to-Rail service with parallel Amtrak service. On a typical weekday, over 40 trains run along the Orange County Line, the 91 Line and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line. Along with Metrolink riders on parallel Amtrak lines, these lines generate approximately 15,000 boardings per weekday. Metrolink also began offering weekend service on the Orange County Line and the Inland Empire-Orange County line in the summer of 2006. As ridership has steadily increased in the region, new stations have opened at Anaheim Canyon, Buena Park, Tustin, and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo. Stations at Placentia and Yorba Linda are proposed for future construction.
Orange County's first public Monorail line is undergoing Environmental impact assessment. This line will connect the Disneyland Resort, Convention Center, and Angel Stadium to the proposed ARTIC transportation hub, in the city of Anaheim.[10]
A car and passenger ferry service, the Balboa Island Ferry, comprising three ferries running every five minutes, operates between Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island in Newport Beach.
Orange County's only major airport is John Wayne Airport. Although its abbreviation (SNA) refers to Santa Ana, the airport is in fact located in unincorporated territory surrounded by the cities of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine. Unincorporated Orange County (including the John Wayne Airport) has mailing addresses which go through the Santa Ana Post Office. For this reason, SNA was chosen as the IATA Code for the airport.[citation needed] The actual Destination Moniker which appears on most Arrival/Departure Monitors in airports throughout the United States is "Orange County," which is the common nickname used for the OMB Metropolitan Designation: Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California. Its modern Thomas F. Riley Terminal handles over 9 million passengers annually through 14 different airlines.

Demographics

Census Pop.  %±
1890 13,589
1900 19,696 44.9%
1910 34,436 74.8%
1920 61,375 78.2%
1930 118,674 93.4%
1940 130,760 10.2%
1950 216,224 65.4%
1960 703,925 225.6%
1970 1,420,386 101.8%
1980 1,932,709 36.1%
1990 2,410,556 24.7%
2000 2,846,289 18.1%
Est. 2008 3,010,759 5.8%
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate denser areas.
According to Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey the racial or ethnic makeup of the county was 64.76% White, 16.05% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 1.72% African American, 0.38% Native American, 14.32% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. 32.89% of the population were Hispanic of any race. 30.49% of the population was foreign born.[11]
As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 2,846,289 people, 935,287 households, and 667,794 families residing in the county, making Orange County the second most populous county in California. The population density was 1,392/km² (3,606/sq mi). There were 969,484 housing units at an average density of 474/km² (1,228/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 64.81% White, 13.59% Asian, 1.67% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 14.80% from other races, and 4.12% from two or more races. 30.76% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 8.9% were of German, 6.9% English and 6.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 58.6% spoke English, 25.3% Spanish, 4.7% Vietnamese, 1.9% Korean, 1.5% Chinese or Mandarin and 1.2% Tagalog as their first language.
In 1990, still according to the census[12] there were 2,410,556 people residing in the county. The racial makeup of the county was 78.60% White, 10.34% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.77% African American, 0.50% Native American, and 8.79% from other races. 23.43% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 935,287 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.48.
The population is diverse age-wise, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $61,899, and the median income for a family was $75,700 (these figures had risen to $71,601 and $81,260 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[13]). Males had a median income of $45,059 versus $34,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,826. About 7.0% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Average household income by community

Unincorporated communities are included if their population is greater than 15,000. These numbers are estimates from the 2005 Census updates for these locales. Numbers are approximate until a new Census occurs.
  1. Villa Park: $203,091
  2. Anaheim Hills: $157,938
  3. Coto de Caza: $153,118
  4. Laguna Beach: $141,916
  5. Yorba Linda: $138,910
  6. Newport Beach: $137,226
  7. Tustin Foothills: $122,685
  8. Laguna Niguel: $112,241
  9. Irvine: $111,455
  10. Laguna Hills: $103,419
  11. Ladera Ranch: $99,537
  12. Dana Point: $97,615
  13. San Clemente: $94,576
  14. Rossmoor: $93,972
  15. Rancho Santa Margarita: $92,671
  16. Mission Viejo: $84,934
  17. Aliso Viejo: $83,002
  18. San Juan Capistrano: $78,638
  19. West Garden Grove: $78,112
  20. La Palma: $77,177
  1. Cypress: $76,312
  2. Huntington Beach: $75,900
  3. Fountain Valley: $73,504
  4. Lake Forest: $73,293
  5. Los Alamitos: $71,112
  6. Brea: $70,009
  7. Costa Mesa: $69,918
  8. Seal Beach: $66,131
  9. Placentia: $66,083
  10. Orange: $62,760
  11. Fullerton: $61,462
  12. Anaheim: $60,881
  13. Tustin: $60,319
  14. Buena Park: $57,695
  15. Westminster: $57,172
  16. Garden Grove: $50,038
  17. La Habra: $49,612
  18. Santa Ana: $44,505
  19. Stanton: $37,840
  20. Laguna Woods: $31,212

Economy

Business

The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Orange County is the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies including Ingram Micro (#69) and First American Corporation (#312) in Santa Ana, Western Digital (#439) in Lake Forest and Pacific Life (#452) in Newport Beach. Irvine is the home of numerous start-up companies and also is the home of Fortune 1000 headquarters for Allergan, Broadcom, Edwards Lifesciences, Epicor, Standard Pacific and Sun Healthcare Group. Other Fortune 1000 companies in Orange County include Beckman Coulter in Fullerton, Quiksilver in Huntington Beach and Apria Healthcare Group in Lake Forest. Irvine is also the home of notable technology companies like PC-manufacturer Gateway Inc., router manufactuer Linksys. Many regional headquarters for international businesses reside in Orange County like Mazda, Toshiba, Toyota, Samsung, Kia Motors, in the City of Irvine, Mitsubishi in the City of Cypress, and Hyundai in the City of Fountain Valley. Fashion is another important industry to Orange County. Oakley, Inc., the renowned sunglasses company, is headquartered in the City of Irvine. Hurley Inc. is headquartered in Costa Mesa. The shoe company Pleaser USA, Inc. is located in Fullerton. St. John is headquartered in Irvine. Wet Seal is headquarted in Lake Forest. Restaurants such as Del Taco, Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Taco Bell, El Pollo Loco, In-N-Out Burger, Claim Jumper, Marie Callender's, Wienerschnitzel, have headquarters in the City of Irvine as well.

Shopping

Orange County contains several notable shopping malls. Among these are the world-renowned South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Other significant malls include the Brea Mall, The Shops at Mission Viejo, The Block at Orange, and the Irvine Spectrum Center. There is also Downtown Disney adjacent to Disneyland.

Tourism

Tourism remains a vital aspect of Orange County's economy. Anaheim is the main tourist hub, with the Disneyland Resort's Magic Kingdom Park being the second most visited theme park in the country. The Anaheim Convention Center receives many major conventions throughout the year. Resorts within the Beach Cities receive visitors throughout the year due to their close proximity to the beach, biking paths, mountain hiking trails, golf courses, shopping and dining.

Tallest buildings in Orange County

City Structure Height (feet) Stories Built
Santa Ana One Broadway Plaza 497 37 Proposed
Costa Mesa Center Tower 285 21 1985
Costa Mesa Plaza Tower 282 21 1992
Santa Ana Macarthur Skyline Tower 1 278 25 2009
Santa Ana Macarthur Skyline Tower 2 278 25 2009
Orange City Tower 269 21 1988
Irvine Jamboree Center - 5 Park Plaza 263 19 1990
Irvine Jamboree Center - 4 Park Plaza 263 19 1990
Irvine Jamboree Center - 3 Park Plaza 263 19 1990
Irvine Edison International Tower 263 19 N/A
Irvine Opus Center Irvine II 246 14 2002
Irvine Wells Fargo Center 230 18 1990
Orange Doubletree Hotel Anaheim N/A 20 1986
Newport Beach The Island Hotel (Formerly the Four Seasons) N/A 20 1986
Orange City Plaza N/A 18 N/A
Newport Beach 610 Tower N/A 18 N/A
Costa Mesa Park Tower 240 17 1979
Irvine Waterfield Tower (formerly Tower 17) 220 17 1987
Newport Beach 660 Tower N/A 17 N/A
Newport Beach 620 Tower N/A 17 1970
Irvine Irvine Marriott (Koll Center Irvine) N/A 17 N/A
Anaheim Anaheim Marriot - Palms Tower N/A 19 N/A
Costa Mesa Westin South Coast Plaza N/A 17 N/A
Orange 1100 Executive Tower 210 16 N/A
Santa Ana Xerox Centre N/A 16 1988
Newport Beach Marriott Newport Beach Hotel N/A 16 N/A
Irvine 2600 Michelson N/A 16 N/A
Garden Grove Hyatt Regency Orange County N/A 16 1987
Anaheim Anaheim Marriott - Oasis Tower N/A 16 N/A
Costa Mesa DiTech.com Tower (Two Town Center) 213 15 N/A
Costa Mesa Comerica Bank Tower (Two Town Center) 213 15 N/A
Buena Park Supreme Scream (amusement ride) 312 N/A N/A
Anaheim The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (amusement ride) 183 --- 2004
Anaheim Anaheim Convention Center

Arts and culture

Points of interest

1965 aerial photo of Anaheim Disneyland, Disneyland Hotel with its Monorail Station. The Disneyland Heliport, surrounding orange groves, Santa Ana Freeway (now I-5) and the Melodyland Theater "in the round," and part of the City of Anaheim.
The area's warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles (68 km) of year-round beaches attract millions of tourists annually. Huntington Beach is a hot spot for sunbathing and surfing; nicknamed "Surf City, U.S.A.", it is home to many surfing competitions. "The Wedge," at the tip of The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, is one of the most famous body surfing spots in the world. Other tourist destinations include the theme parks Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim and Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. Water parks in Orange County include Wild Rivers in Irvine and Soak City in Buena Park. The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest such facility on the West Coast. The old town area in the City of Orange (the traffic circle at the middle of Chapman Ave. at Glassell) still maintains its 1950s image, and appeared in the That Thing You Do! movie. Little Saigon is another notable tourist destination, being home to the largest concentration of Vietnamese people outside of Vietnam. There are also sizable Taiwanese, Chinese, and Korean communities, particularly in western Orange County. This is evident in several Asian-influenced shopping centers in Asian American hubs like the city of Irvine.
Other notable structures include the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Santa Ana, the largest building in the county; the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, the largest house of worship in California; the historic Balboa Pavilion [5] in Newport Beach; the Huntington Beach Pier; and the restored Mission San Juan Capistrano.
Some of the most exclusive (and expensive) neighborhoods in the U.S. are located here, many along the Orange County Coast, and some in north Orange County. Historical points of interest include Mission San Juan Capistrano (destination of migrating swallows), and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda. The Nixon Home is a National Historic Landmark, as is the home of a very different character, Madam Helena Modjeska, in Modjeska Canyon on Santiago Creek.
Since the premiere in fall 2003 of the hit Fox series The O.C., and the 2007 Bravo series "The Real Housewives of Orange County" tourism has increased with travelers from across the globe hoping to see the sights seen in the show. However, the former was rarely filmed anywhere in Orange County.[citation needed]

Religion

Orange County is also the base for several significant religious organizations:
It should be noted that among the Christian population, the majority of the population with German ancestry follows the various Protestant denominations while the ethnic Irish, Hispanic, Vietnamese and other populations follow Roman Catholicism. There are about 1.04 million Catholics in Orange County.[14] Also, there are about 35 synagogues to serve the sizeable Jewish community in the county. There are more than 15 mosques to serve the large Muslim community.

Literature

A number of novels by best-selling fiction and horror author Dean Koontz, a resident of Newport Beach, are set in the area.
Several of the stories in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's collection, A Model World, are set in Orange County. Chabon studied creative writing at UC Irvine.
Orange County is the place in which Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias Trilogy is set. These books depict three different futures of Orange County (survivors of a nuclear war in The Wild Shore, a developer's dream gone mad in The Gold Coast, and an ecotopian utopia in Pacific Edge). Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly was also set in Orange County.
From his first novel, "Laguna Heat," to more recent books such as "California Girl," mystery-writer T. Jefferson Parker has set many of his novels in Orange County.
The modern fantasy novel "All the Bells on Earth" by James P. Blaylock is set in Orange.
The classic novel "Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana, Jr. describes journeys along the California coast in the early 1800s and the trading of goods for cow hides with the local residents. The south Orange County city of Dana Point takes its name from the author, as the cliffs around the harbor were a favorite location of his.
San Juan Capistrano is also the home of the first Zorro novellas. It was first called Curse of Capistrano, but was later changed to the Mask of Zorro due to the popularity of the movie.

Orange County in popular culture

Orange County has been the setting for numerous films and television shows:
Orange County has also been used as a shooting location for several films and television programs. Examples of movies at least partially shot in Orange County are Tom Hanks's That Thing You Do, the Coen Brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There, and the Martin Lawrence movie Big Momma's House. All three of which were filmed in or around the Old Towne Plaza in the City of Orange.

Sports

Huntington Beach annually plays host to the U.S. Open of Surfing, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball and Vans World Championship of Skateboarding.[15] It was also the shooting location for Pro Beach Hockey.[16] USA Water Polo, Inc. has moved its headquarter offices to Huntington Beach.[17] Orange County's active outdoor culture is home to many surfers, skateboarders, mountain bikers, cyclists, climbers, hikers, kayaking, sailing and sand volleyball.

Sports teams

Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
The Major League Baseball team in Orange County is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, who won the World Series in 2002. In 2005, new owner Arte Moreno wanted to change the name to "Los Angeles Angels" in order to better tap into the Los Angeles media market, the second largest in the country, which includes Orange County. However, the standing agreement with the city of Anaheim demanded that they have "Anaheim" in the name, so they became the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This name change was hotly disputed by the city of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who wanted sole possession of the title "Los Angeles," but the change stood and still stands today, which prompted a lawsuit by the city of Anaheim against Angels owner Arte Moreno, won by Moreno. It has been widely unpopular in Orange County [14], although attendance has increased.
The county's National Hockey League team, the Anaheim Ducks, won the 2007 Stanley Cup beating the Ottawa Senators. They also came close to winning the 2003 Stanley Cup finals after winning three games in a seven-game series against the New Jersey Devils.
The Orange County Flyers are a Golden Baseball League team based in Fullerton, California. The league is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. The Flyers were sold on March 21, 2007 to an Orange County investment group, making them the first Golden Baseball League team to ever be sold. Before their sale, the Flyers were called the Fullerton Flyers, but on March 28, 2007 they became the Orange County Flyers; they kept their team colors (blue and orange) and home games are still played at Cal State Fullerton's Goodwin Field.
The Orange County Blue Star is a USL Premier Development League soccer club. They play at Orange Coast College. Among those who have played for OCBS are Jürgen Klinsmann, the former German star and Germany's 2006 World Cup coach, who played under an assumed name.
The Anaheim Arsenal are an NBA D-League expansion team for the 2006–2007 season. They play their home games at the Anaheim Convention Center.
The Orange County Gladiators are an American Basketball Association (ABA) expansion team starting in November 2007. They will play their home games at Fieldhouse Gym at JSerra in San Juan Capistrano.
Orange County Roller Girls [15] - an All Female Flat Track Roller Derby League formed in 2006 and actively plays (bouts) at various locations in Orange County. Many of the league's bouts are played against teams from other cities throughout the United States.

Former and defunct Orange County sports teams

The National Football League football left the county when the Los Angeles Rams relocated to St. Louis in 1995. Anaheim city leaders are in talks with the NFL to bring a Los Angeles-area franchise to Orange County, though they are competing with other cities in and around Los Angeles.
The California Surf played in the North American Soccer League from 1978 to 1981. The club called Anaheim Stadium home.
The Los Angeles Salsa played at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium in 1993–94 in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL), at the time the top soccer league in the U.S. The Salsa, whose general manager was former Cosmos star Ricky Davis and its coach former Brazil star Rildo Menezes, also played some games at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, California, attempting a season in Mexico's second-tier Primera A Division. That attempt was cancelled after several games when FIFA and CONCACAF ruled a club could not play in two leagues in separate countries. The Salsa lost to the Colorado Foxes in the 1993 APSL final at Cal State Fullerton.
The Orange County Zodiac, affiliated with MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy, played soccer at Santa Ana Stadium (also known as Santa Ana Bowl) and Orange Coast College from 1997 to 2000.
The county was the home of the Orange County Buzz basketball team of the American Basketball Association (ABA).
Anaheim was also the home of the prior American Basketball Association franchise known as the Anaheim Amigos in the mid-sixties.
The Anaheim Storm was a member of the National Lacrosse League. They folded in 2005 due to low attendance.
The Anaheim Piranhas were a Arena Football League team in 1996-97, but folded due to team board financial problems.
The Anaheim Bullfrogs were a Roller Hockey International team that lasted from 1993–99 and were briefly revived in 2001.
The Anaheim Splash was a soccer team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League from 1993 to 1997.
The Los Angeles Clippers played some home games at The Arrowhead Pond, now known as the Honda Center, from 1994 to 1999, before moving to Staples Center, which they share with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Southern California Sun was an American football team based out of Anaheim that played in the World Football League in 1974 and 1975. Their records were 13–7 in 1974 and 7–5 in 1975. Their home stadium was Anaheim Stadium.
The Orange County Ramblers were a professional football team that competed in the Continental Football League from 1967-68. The Ramblers played their home games in Anaheim, California. The team was coached both seasons by Homer Beatty, who had won a small college national title at Santa Ana College in 1962.

Government

Orange County is a chartered county of California; its seat is Santa Ana. Its legislative and executive authority is vested in a five-member Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor is popularly elected from a regional district, and together the board oversees the activities of the county's agencies and departments and sets policy on development, public improvements, and county services. At the beginning of each year the Supervisors select a Chairman and Vice Chairman, but the administration is headed by a professional municipal manager, the County Executive. The current supervisors are Janet Nguyen, John Moorlach, Bill Campbell, and Patricia C. Bates, with a vacancy in the Fourth District, which was previously occupied by Chris Norby until he resigned to become a member of the California State Assembly.
Seven other public officials are elected at-large: the County Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney, Sheriff-Coroner, Treasurer-Tax Collector and Public Administrator. Since 2008, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has been led by Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens. Her predecessor, Mike Carona, resigned earlier in the year to defend himself against corruption charges.

Politics

Orange County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 50.4% 578,171 47.8% 548,246 1.8% 21,530
2004 59.7% 641,832 39.0% 419,239 1.3% 14,328
2000 55.8% 541,299 40.4% 391,819 3.9% 37,787
1996 51.7% 446,717 37.9% 327,485 10.5% 90,374
1992 43.9% 426,613 31.6% 306,930 24.6% 239,006
1988 67.7% 586,230 31.1% 269,013 1.2% 10,064
1984 74.7% 635,013 24.3% 206,272 1.0% 8,792
1980 67.9% 529,797 22.6% 176,704 9.5% 73,711
1976 62.2% 408,632 35.3% 232,246 2.5% 16,555
1972 68.3% 448,291 26.9% 176,847 4.8% 31,515
1968 63.1% 314,905 29.9% 148,869 7.0% 34,933
1964 55.9% 224,196 44.0% 176,539 0.1% 430
1960 60.8% 174,891 38.9% 112,007 0.2% 701
Orange County has long been known as a Republican stronghold and has consistently sent Republican representatives to the state and federal legislatures. Republican majorities in Orange County helped deliver California's electoral votes to Republican presidential candidates Richard Nixon (1960, 1968 and 1972), Gerald Ford (1976), Ronald Reagan (1980, 1984), and George H. W. Bush (1988). Orange County has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1936 landslide re-election for a second term. Although Democrats have made inroads in the northern end of the county since the mid-1980s, Orange County politics are still dominated by Republicans. Five of the county's six U.S. Representatives, four of its five State Senators and seven of its nine State Assemblymembers are Republicans, as are all five members of the County Board of Supervisors. Only four Democrats have carried the county in a statewide race in the last 50 years; Jerry Brown in his successful campaign for Governor in 1978, March Fong Eu for Secretary of State and Kenneth Cory for State Controller, both also in 1978 and Kathleen Connell for Controller in 1998.
In Congress, representatives whose districts are completely or partially in the county include Republicans Ed Royce (CA-40), Gary Miller (CA-42), Ken Calvert (CA-44), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46), and John Campbell (CA-48), and Democrat Loretta Sanchez (CA-47). In the State Senate, Senators whose districts are completely or partially in the county include Republicans Bob Huff (SD-29), Mimi Walters (SD-33), Tom Harman (SD-35), and Mark Wyland (SD-38), and Democrat Lou Correa (SD-34). In the State Assembly, Assemblymembers whose districts are completely or partially in the county include Republicans Curt Hagman (AD-60), Jim Silva (AD-67), Van Tran (AD-68), Chuck DeVore (AD-70), Jeff Miller (AD-71), Chris Norby (AD-72), and Diane Harkey (AD-73), and Democrats Tony Mendoza (AD-56) and Jose Solorio (AD-69).
According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, as of July 21, 2009, Orange County had 1,599,889 registered voters. Of these, 43.6% (698,140) are registered Republicans, and 32.1% (512,853) are registered Democrats. An additional 20.2% (324,669) declined to state a political party.[18]
Orange County has produced such notable Republicans as President Richard Nixon (born in Yorba Linda and lived in San Clemente), U.S. Senator John F. Seymour (previously mayor of Anaheim), and U.S. Senator Thomas Kuchel (of Anaheim). Former Congressman Chris Cox (of Newport Beach), a White House counsel for President Ronald Reagan, is also a former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Orange County was also home to former Republican Congressman John G. Schmitz, a presidential candidate in 1972 from the ultra-conservative American Independent Party and the father of Mary Kay Letourneau. In 1996, Curt Pringle (currently mayor of Anaheim) became the first Republican-elected Speaker of the California State Assembly in decades.
While the growth of the county's Hispanic and Asian populations in recent decades has significantly influenced the culture of Orange County, its conservative reputation has remained largely intact. Partisan voter registration patterns of Hispanics, Asians and other ethnic minorities in the county have tended to reflect the surrounding demographics, with resultant Republican majorities in all but the central portion of the county. When Democrat Loretta Sanchez defeated veteran Republican Bob Dornan in the congressional contest of 1996, she was continuing a trend of Democratic representation of that district that had been interrupted by Dornan's 1984 upset of former Congressman Jerry Patterson. Until 1992, Sanchez herself was a Republican, and she is viewed as having moderate or even conservative positions on many issues.
Republicans have responded to the influx of non-white immigrants by making more explicit efforts to court the Hispanic and Asian vote. In 2004, George W. Bush captured 60% of the county's vote, up from 56% in 2000, despite a higher Democratic popular vote compared with the 2000 election. Although Barbara Boxer won statewide, and fared better in Orange County than she did in 1998, Republican Bill Jones defeated her in the county, 51% to 43%. While the 39% that John Kerry received is higher than the percentage Bill Clinton won in both 1992 and 1996, the percentage of the vote George W. Bush received in 2004 (59.7% of the vote) is the highest any presidential candidate has received since 1988, showing a still-dominant GOP presence in the county. In 2006, Senator Dianne Feinstein won 45% of the vote in the county, the highest margin of a Democrat in a Senate race in over four decades, but Orange was nevertheless the only Coastal California county to vote for her Republican opponent Dick Mountjoy. In terms of voter registration, the Democratic Party has a plurality or majority of registrations only in the cities of Santa Ana, Stanton, and Buena Park.
The county is featured prominently in the book Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right by Lisa McGirr. She argues that the county's conservative political orientation in the 20th century owed much to its settlement by Midwestern transplants, who reacted strongly to communist sympathies, the civil rights movement, and the turmoil of the 1960s in nearby Los Angeles — across the "Orange Curtain."
In the 1970s and 1980s, Orange County was one of California's leading Republican voting blocs and a sub-culture of residents to hold "Middle American" values that emphasized a capitalist religious morality in contrast to West coast liberalism that well existed there.
Orange County has a high portion of Republican voters from culturally conservative Asian-American, Middle Eastern and Latino immigrants. Some of these came as refugees from wars and dictatorships, and are strongly loyal to Republican anti-communist policies. The large Vietnamese-American communities in Garden Grove and Westminster are predominantly Republican; Vietnamese Americans registered Republicans outnumber those registered as Democrats by 55% to 22%. Republican Assemblyman Van Tran was elected to become the first Vietnamese-American to serve in a state legislature and joined with Texan Hubert Vo as the highest-ranking elected Vietnamese-American in the United States prior to the 2008 election of Joseph Cao in Louisiana's Second Congressional District. In the 2007 special election for the vacant county supervisor seat following Democrat Lou Correa's election to the state senate, two Vietnamese-American Republican candidates topped the list of 10 candidates, separated from each other by only seven votes, making the Board of Supervisors entirely Republican.

Streamlining government

The geographical region of Orange County was originally county land with some incorporated areas. Today, nearly all property is incorporated into the various cities. A growing consensus believes the remaining county land and most (if not all) county government services could be transferred to the cities or the state, with some functions privatized. The remaining county functions would require minimal staffing; thereby, virtually eliminating the county government in its current form.

Crime

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total) [19]

Education

Orange County is the home of many colleges and universities, including:
The University of California, Irvine is a full-service teaching and research university, including the UCI Medical Center, a teaching hospital, a law school and an engineering college.
Many Orange County residents commute to universities and colleges in neighboring counties, including Whittier College, California State University, Long Beach and California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. From southern Orange County, it is also possible to commute to the University of California at San Diego and the California State University, San Marcos. In addition, some institutions not based in Orange County operate satellite campuses, including the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University. The county Department of Education oversees 28 school districts.

Media

Television stations KOCE-TV and KDOC-TV are located in Orange County. The county is primarily served by The Orange County Register newspaper. OC Weekly is the alternative weekly publication and Excélsior is Orange County's Spanish-language newspaper. A few communities are served by the Los Angeles Times' publication of the Daily Pilot, the Huntington Beach Independent and the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot.
Major magazines that are distributed in Orange County include Orange Coast, Live OC and Riviera Magazine which are all full-color, glossy publications that have a focus of arts, fashion, hospitality and local community events.
OC Music Magazine is also based out of Orange County, serving local musicians and artists.
Orange County is served by radio stations from the Los Angeles area. There are only a few radio stations that are actually located in Orange County, they are KSBR 88.5 FM. KSBR airs a jazz music format branded as "Jazz-FM" along with news programming, KWIZ 96.7 FM is a commercial radio station located in Santa Ana, broadcasting to the Los Angeles-Orange County Area. KWIZ airs a regional Mexican music format branded as "La Rockola 96.7" and there is KWVE-FM 107.9 which is owned by the Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa. KWVE-FM is also the primary Emergency Alert System station for the county. California State University Fullerton that has an excellent teaching and visual arts program. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim also own and operate a sports-only radio station from Orange, KLAA. Perhaps KVEA-TV of nearby Corona in Riverside County can be considered the closest major television station. This station, the first Telemundo affiliate in the mainland U.S., began broadcasting in 1985, but the market title still reads "Los Angeles".

Notable natives and residents

Due to Orange County's proximity to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the United States, many film and media celebrities have moved or bought second homes in the county. Actor John Wayne, who lived in Newport Beach, is the namesake for Orange County's John Wayne Airport. Orange County has also produced many homegrown celebrities, including musician Jeffree Star, golfer Tiger Woods, musician Andrew McMahon, basketball players Dennis Rodman and Kobe Bryant, a number of professional ballplayers, including retired slugger Mark McGwire, WWE Wrestler, Chavo Guerrero Jr. actor, Kevin Costner, comedian/actors Steve Martin and Will Ferrell, actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Diane Keaton, and singers Chester Bennington, Bonnie Raitt, Gwen Stefani, Jeff Buckley, Marc Cherry, Drake Bell and Major League Ballhawk John Witt. Ms. America Susan Jeske is also a resident. The Offspring also called Orange County home.
The county's most famous resident was perhaps Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, who was born in Yorba Linda and lived in San Clemente for several years following his resignation. His presidential library is in Yorba Linda.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ State of California, Department of Finance. "E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change — January 1, 2007 and 2008". http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E1/documents/E-1table.xls. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  4. ^ Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Orange County
  5. ^ History of Rancho Mission Viejo in Orange County
  6. ^ Sleeper, Jim. "How Orange County Got Its Name". Included in: Orange County Historical Commission. (2004). A Hundred Years of Yesterdays: A Centennial History of the People of Orange County and Their Communities. pp. 23–26.
  7. ^ a b c "Orange County Goes Bust". Time Magazine. December 19, 1994. 
  8. ^ Guide to the Collection on the Development of the El Toro Airport. [3]. Online Archive of California. Retrieved on Jan 21, 2010.
  9. ^ "RP 1". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/ds_mark.prl?PidBox=DX4296. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ 2006 American Community Survey: Orange County, CA
  12. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Factfinder - Orange County, CA". http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=ChangeGeoContext&geo_id=05000US06059&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US06%7C05000US06013&_street=&_county=orange&_cityTown=orange&_state=04000US06&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=010&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=ACS_2007_3YR_SAFF&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry=. Retrieved December 14, 2009. 
  14. ^ "The History of the Diocese of Orange County". The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. http://www.rcbo.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=155. 
  15. ^ Huntington Beach, CA website
  16. ^ http://www.spohnranch.com/html/pro_beach_hockey.htm
  17. ^ Inside USA Water Polo website
  18. ^ Orange County Registrar of Voters - District Registration by Party
  19. ^ "Crime in Orange County, California from city-data". analyzed data from numerous sources. http://www.city-data.com/county/Orange_County-CA.html. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

External links

Government

History

Media

  • The Orange County Register - OC's chief Newspaper
  • OC in Two - The Orange County Register's daily two minute webcast
  • OC Weekly - Orange County's Alternative Newsweekly
  • OrangeCounty.com - Orange County's guide to nightlife events and things to do for ages 18–35
  • OC Daily News - Orange County's Daily News Resource
  • Orange County Business Journal - Weekly newspaper covering business in OC.
  • Anteater Forum - UC Irvine student forum
  • KWVE K-Wave 107.9 FM. Covers all of Orange County and beyond. Primary Emergency Alert System station for Orange County.
  • KOCE Orange County Public Television (PBS)- Five night per week Orange County news program "Real Orange."
  • OCLegend.Com Orange County's Original News Fabricator
  • OCCrimeMap.Com Mashup that visualizes crime data over Google base map.
  • OCVarsity.com Everything you need to know about Orange County High School sports.
  • OC Blog Orange County's leading political news blog, presented from a center-right perspective. Part of RedCounty.com blog network.

Others


Travel guide

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Cities

.There are many cities large and small in Orange County – here are a few of the major ones.^ Orange County cities and regions below:  .
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  • Anaheim - Home of Disneyland, the Anaheim Ducks (National Hockey League) and Los Angeles Angels (Major League Baseball), second most populous
  • Buena Park - The city known as the home of Knott's Berry Farm, lots of used car lots, gateway to Los Angeles.
  • Fullerton- Home to Cal State Fullerton
  • Huntington Beach - "Surf City". Huntington Beach has a long surfing tradition and famous beaches.
  • Irvine - One of youngest and the largest city in terms of land size.^ It is the second most populous county in California, and the fifth most populous in the United States.
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    ^ One block from Huntington Beach State Beach.

    ^ Buena Park is home to Knott's Berry Farm theme park.
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    A somewhat gentrified community with a significant Asian-American heritage.
  • Laguna Niguel
  • Newport Beach - one of the richest communities in the nation, and the setting of The O.C.
  • Santa Ana - one of the oldest and largest cities in Orange County, with a tremendous Mexican-American population and cultural influences.
  • Seal Beach - A small beach town with a host of cute shops, awesome local restaurants, and a handful of Irish pubs mostly situated on Main Street.

Understand

.Comprised of 34 incorporated cities and various unincorporated regions, Orange County has a total population of more than 3 million, and is the fifth largest county in the United States.^ With a population of 3,056,865, it is the second most populous county in the state of California and the fifth most populous in the United States.
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.The population of these cities range from merely 6,200 (Villa Park) to over 300,000 (Santa Ana and Anaheim).^ In 1886, Santa Ana was incorporated as a city.
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  • The OC County and City Information for Orange County, California 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.visitorangecounty.net [Source type: General]

.For emergencies in Orange County, dial 911 toll-free from any phone including payphones.^ UNITS Mobile Storage of Orange County 25692 Atlantic Ocean Dr. Lake Forest, CA 92630 Phone: (949) 458-3595 Toll Free: 866-957-8648 Email: units.oc@earthlink.net .
  • Orange County Mobile Moving and Storage UNITS Mobile Storage and Moving California 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC unitsstorage.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Creeks and Rivers We hike past portions of Orange County’s creeks, both wild and tame, including San Juan Creek, Trabuco Creek (Arroyo Trabuco), Salt Creek, Aliso Creek and Oso Creek.
  • Hiking Orange County’s parks, hills, mountains, beaches 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC hike-oc.com [Source type: General]

^ Who we are: Mercy House is a non-profit organization that provides emergency and transitional shelters for the homeless in Orange County.Our goal is to end the cycle of homelessness for everyone...
  • VolunteerMatch - Opportunity Search 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.volunteermatch.org [Source type: General]

.Dialing 911 from a cell-phone will place you in contact with the California Highway Patrol.^ In this time the individual may use a phone and then be placed in a holding cell.

.Santa Ana is the county seat.^ Its county seat is Santa Ana.
  • ORANGE COUNTY MOVING COMPANIES 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.zmoving.com [Source type: News]

^ Four major cities in Orange County are divided: Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine, and Tustin.
  • LincMad Proposal for Orange County 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.lincmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With its offices based in Santa Ana, California, Aitken, Aitken and Cohn represent a large number of personal injury victims from the Orange County area.
  • Orange County, California Personal Injury Lawyers Attorneys - 1personalinjurylawyers.com 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.1personalinjurylawyers.com [Source type: General]

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.English and Spanish are the two most common languages spoken in Orange County.^ Orange County speak English at home.
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is Orange County the most racist county in California?
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Orange County beaches are contained within six cities, two unincorporated communities and several neighborhood communities within incorporated cities.
  • Orange County Beaches | Orange County Beach Photos and Info 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.beachcalifornia.com [Source type: General]

Most government agencies will have someone available who speaks Spanish. .In North Orange County, many businesses will have someone who speaks Spanish on staff; however the further south one travels, Spanish speaking staff can be less common, though someone nearby who speaks Spanish is likely and will usually help translate if asked.^ Orange County speak English at home.
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the organizers of Orange County.

^ Since Spanish resources were spread thinly across North and South America during the fighting, supplies going to the missions became scarce.
  • The History of Orange County, California 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.legendsofamerica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Because of the ethnic diversity of Southern California, there are many neighborhoods where other languages are dominant, mostly from Asian countries.^ Never mind that the University of California in Irvine right there in Orange County has one of the best creative writing programs in the country, because that would mean writer Mike White would have to actually investigate his subject.

^ By Cindy Locke   |  Published 9/18/2005 Golfing in Orange County If you love golf, then you know that Southern California offers some of the best golfing in the country.
  • Orange County Golf - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ There are many grocers that can be considered Mexican grocers because they primarily sell foods imported from Mexico and foods that are used in Mexican cuisine.
  • Orange County Mexican Food Products | Latin American Food in Orange County, CA 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]

.The third most-spoken language, Vietnamese, is widely spoken in Westminster and Garden Grove, and to a lesser extent, in Fountain Valley and Santa Ana.^ The first is a traditional geographic split , in which the coastal area (Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster, and Huntington Beach) will be in one area code and the inland area in another.
  • LincMad Proposal for Orange County 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.lincmad.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arden - The Helena Modjeska Historic House And Gardens Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains is the home of world renowned actress Madame Helena Modjeska.
  • Orange County Historical Sites 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.orangecounty.net [Source type: General]

^ North Justice Center en Fullerton, West Justice Center en Westminster, Harbor Justice Center en Newport Beach, Harbor Justice Center South en Laguna Niguel y Central Justice Center en Santa Ana .

.In Garden Grove and Fullerton, Korean is widely spoken.^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aliso Viejo , Anaheim , Brea , Fullerton, Buena Park , Garden Grove, Fountain Valley,Newport Beach, Balboa y Cypress.

.Japanese is more commonly spoken in Costa Mesa.^ Orange County, CA Salary Search: Security Officer salaries in Costa Mesa, CA More information about Hilton Hotels Corp.
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^ Costa Mesa, CA More information about Universal Protection Service Related forums: Universal Protection Service - Costa Mesa, California .
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.Several freeways provide access to Orange County.^ All Orange County Movie California song lyrics and Orange County Movie California lyrics provided are property and copyright of their actual owners.
  • CALIFORNIA lyrics Orange County Movie 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.lyricsbay.com [Source type: General]

^ By J. Rica Middlebrooks   |  Published 1/12/2007 Orange County Californias' Top Neighborhoods This articles reviews several of the top neighborhoods in Orange County California.
  • Orange County Golf - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

^ STEMMER`S TREE SERVICE Our goal is to provide our customers with the best tree service available for Tree Service in Orange County.
  • Orange County Tree Service | Tree Care in Orange County, CA 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]

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  • From the south: Interstate 5
  • From the north: Intestates 5 and 405, State Route 57
  • From the east: State Route 91
  • John Wayne Airport [2] (SNA) - 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, +1 949 252-5200. Several major and regional airlines fly into John Wayne Airport.^ Local airports: John Wayne Airport (SNA) .
    • Orange County Aircraft Charter | Aircraft Leasing in Orange County, CA 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Minutes away from Orange County®s John Wayne Airport, local businesses, world class shopping and a variety of dining choices.
    • Santa Ana, California CA - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Best Western Orange County Airport North 2700 Hotel Terrace Santa Ana, CA 92705 Nightly Rates: ($78.99 - $124.99) 3 Star Discover this full-service Santa Ana, California hotel offering a complimentary shuttle to John Wayne Airport and convenient access to key Orange County attractions.
    • Santa Ana, California CA - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

    .Most of the major car rental companies also have locations at this airport.
  • Fullerton Municipal Airport [3] - 4011 W. Commonwealth, Fullerton, +1 714 738-6323, email: fulairport@ci.fullerton.ca.us.^ Long Beach Airport LGB 4100 E Donald Douglas Dr Long Beach, CA 90808 longbeach.gov Long Beach Car Rental .
    • California Orange County Cities | Vacations and Hotels 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.beachcalifornia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Belinda Lee, Tri-City Pet Hospital 1145 S. Placentia Ave., Fullerton, CA 92631 (714) 870-9090 .
    • California Turtle and Tortoise Club's Vet List 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.tortoise.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Many aircraft charter rental and leasing companies are located at or near a private or public airport.
    • Orange County Aircraft Charter | Aircraft Leasing in Orange County, CA 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]

    Fullerton Municipal is a general aviation airport with fuel and overnight parking facilities.
.Airports near Orange County, with approximate distance and driving time to Santa Ana
  • LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) [4] - 1940 East Moore Way, Ontario, +1 909 937-2700. 33 miles (53 km), 38 minutes.
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN) [5] - 3665 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego +1 619 400-2400. 89 miles (143 km), 90 minutes.
  • Los Angeles International Airport] (LAX) [6] - 1 World Way, Los Angeles, +1 310 646-5252. 40 miles (64 km), 46 minutes.
  • Long Beach Airport] (LGB) [7] - 4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, +1 562 570-2678, Fax: +1 562 570-2603 e-mail: lgbarpt@longbeach.gov.^ Located in between Los Angeles and San Diego, Orange County is convenient to many different locations....
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    ^ Transfers to and from all Orange County, Ontario, Long Beach and Los Angeles airports and sea ports.
    • Orange County Limousines - limousines Orange County California. 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC limousinedirectory.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Long Beach (562) 612-4637 .
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    20 miles (32 km), 25 minutes.
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  • Amtrak Pacific Surfliner [8] - Toll free: +1 800 872-7245. The Pacific Surfliner runs from San Diego to San Luis Obispo.^ Catalina Flyer Only a 45 minute trip from Newport Beach CA Kids Birthday Parties Unique places to have your child's birthday celebration Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Take a trip to San Diego on the train.
    • Orange County California Fun Things to do Places to See Day Trips 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.daytrippen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Canna Collective/Pharmacy San Diego (619) 523-1974 The Organic Nurse , San Diego (800) 419-4810 Free medical marijuana, free doctors recommendations, free home-care nursing visits.
    • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Call Us Today (407) 330-2181 or Fax (407) 330-6323 Email Us International Callers 0-800-051-8891 Toll Free 1-800-418-4403 .

    .It has six stops in Orange County: the San Clemente Pier, San Juan Capistrano, Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Fullerton.
  • Metrolink [9] - Toll free: +1 800 371-5465. Two Metrolink lines run into Orange County, one between Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles and San Juan Capistrano and the other from San Bernardino to San Juan Capistrano.^ One other inland sight worth a detour is the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
    • http://www.perfectescapes.com/Luxury_Hotels-MAID48-DID104-Hotels_In_Southern_California-Orange_County_California.html 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.perfectescapes.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Located in between Los Angeles and San Diego, Orange County is convenient to many different locations....
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    ^ U.S. Highway 101 from San Diego to Los Angeles passes at right, from San Clemente to San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana and other inland Orange County cities."

    .Each line has several stops in Orange County.^ By J. Rica Middlebrooks   |  Published 1/12/2007 Orange County Californias' Top Neighborhoods This articles reviews several of the top neighborhoods in Orange County California.
    • Orange County Golf - Associated Content - Topic - associatedcontent.com 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fill out the form below and receive multiple moving quotes from Moving Companies, Van Lines and moving brokers that service Orange County .
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    ^ Orange County {popin} The Realty GURU Team Home Buyers Sellers Stop Foreclosure Short Sales About Us Meet the Team Contact us .

    .A third line, the 91 Line runs from Riverside County to Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.^ These are all in Los Angeles or Riverside Counties.
    • Where to Shoot in Orange County, California 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.kuci.uci.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti, a Professional Law Corporation, provides legal services throughout Southern California, including Orange County, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside counties.
    • Orange County Criminal Lawyer - Santa Ana Crime Defense Attorney - Garden Grove Criminal Defense Lawyer 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.topcalifornialawyer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Premier ground transportation to Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties with professional and dependable service since 1974.
    • Orange County Limousines - limousines Orange County California. 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC limousinedirectory.com [Source type: General]

    .It has one stop in Orange County, in Fullerton.
  • Orange County Transportation Authority [10] - +1 714 636-7433. OCTA lines cover all areas of Orange County.^ See all Orange County reviews .
    • Orange County, CA Tourism - Holiday Reviews - Travel Deals - TripAdvisor 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.tripadvisor.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you are interested in an area other than covered by: Orange County limousines, Orange County limo, Orange County limousine, Orange County limos, Orange County limo service, Orange County limo services, Orange County limosine, Orange County limousine service, Orange County limousine services and Orange County limosines, please return to Limousine Service Directory index page to select other area and limousine companies.
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    ^ All Orange County Movie California song lyrics and Orange County Movie California lyrics provided are property and copyright of their actual owners.
    • CALIFORNIA lyrics Orange County Movie 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.lyricsbay.com [Source type: General]

    Fares - Regular: $1.50, Seniors (65 & over) and persons with disabilities: $0.75; Day pass - $4, Seniors (65 & over) and persons with disabilities: $1.25, 7-Day Pass - Regular: $15, Seniors (65 & over) and persons with disabilities: $7.
  • To travel between Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, use Los Angeles County MTA [11] Route 460.
  • Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park is Disneyland's neighbor and tends to be less crowded although many of the attractions are less family friendly.
  • The Ocean Institute in Dana Point was founded in 1977, the Ocean Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean preservation through education, setting the standard for educational excellence and serving as a leading resource for universities, museums, teachers and all others seeking to increase their knowledge of the ocean.
.Located in beautiful Dana Point harbor alongside the Pacific Ocean, the Ocean Institute offers science and maritime history programs to youth during the week, and is open to the general public on weekends, 10AM – 3PM Visitors can enjoy ocean-themed exhibits, marine life touch tanks and aquaria with hundreds of marine creatures.^ Open daily 10-7 Beach Cities Collective 26841 Calle Hermosa, Suite C Capistrano Beach (949) 481-5046 Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm Dana Point Safe Harbor Collective South Orange County Call (949) 488-0114 for preverification and directions.
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^ The public beach on the Bay side at 10th and Bay avenue, near the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, is enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages."

^ The jail is not open to the public, but is pointed out on the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society's walking tour.
  • Orange County Historical Sites 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.orangecounty.net [Source type: General]

Institute staff and volunteers are on hand to share the secrets of our seas. Cost: $6.50 adults, $4.50 children (ages 4-12), Ocean Institute members free.
.Unique maritime and ocean-themed items are available in the Chambers Gallery everyday, 9AM – 6PM Institute address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point.^ Dana Point Harbor - Numerous restaurants and stores.
  • Orange County California Fun Things to do Places to See Day Trips 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.daytrippen.com [Source type: General]

.For an added charge, visitors can enjoy marine mammal cruises onboard the Institute’s R/V Sea Explorer or sail onboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point.^ Home to the Ocean Institute with it's tall ship replica.
  • Orange County California Fun Things to do Places to See Day Trips 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.daytrippen.com [Source type: General]

Facilities are available for rent for meetings, receptions and other events. [12] or call (949) 496-2274.
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  • Mission San Juan Capistrano, in [[San Juan Capistrano]].^ Mission San Juan Capistrano The birthplace of Orange County, Mission San Juan Capistrano, was founded more than two centuries ago.
    • Orange County Historical Sites 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.orangecounty.net [Source type: General]

    ^ San Juan Capistrano : (PIC) "San Juan Capistrano, California.

    ^ One other inland sight worth a detour is the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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    8:30 a.m. - .5:00 p.m.Open Daily Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas & Good Friday afternoon..^ Open 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM daily.
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    ^ Orange County Sheriff's Range (Anaheim) (714) 538-9391 Open Wednesday-Sunday, 8:30 - 3:30, closed 11:30AM - 12:00.
    • Where to Shoot in Orange County, California 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.kuci.uci.edu [Source type: General]

    .The Mission in San Juan Capistrano is Orange County's only mission and one of it's leading attractions.^ One other inland sight worth a detour is the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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    ^ San Juan Capistrano (city) .
    • Orange County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC quickfacts.census.gov [Source type: News]

    ^ San Juan Capistrano hotels - are located near the city's major attraction, the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
    • California Orange County Cities | Vacations and Hotels 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.beachcalifornia.com [Source type: General]

    Activities for kids including an audio tour for kids in both English and Spanish. .Lush gardens, koi ponds, historic adobe buildings and museum rooms with displays .^ The Gardens provide a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, seasonal flowers and bubbling tile fountains.
    • Orange County California Fun Things to do Places to See Day Trips 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.daytrippen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stanley Ranch - Operated by the Garden Grove Historical Society a collection of buildings and a Museum.
    • Orange County California Fun Things to do Places to See Day Trips 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.daytrippen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And locals proudly note that Winter Garden has two historical museums open seven days a week.

    .Specials for Orange County residents, and other discounts, coupons, dine and tour packages and to buy tickets online. $9 Adult - includes free audio tour.$8 Seniors 60+ - includes free audio tour.^ Midlevel Times Shows Rated best dinner show in Orange County Disneyland Resort Park hopper and Hotel packages available.
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    $5 Children ages 4 to 11/ Children ages 3 and under are admitted free. Audio tour for children is optional for a cost of $2 per child
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  • Virtually every city has an indoor or outdoor shopping mall.
  • Little Saigon is the largest Vietnamese community outside of Vietnam, and a trip down Bolsa Ave in Westminister will take one directly into its heart.
  • The Beach - Any of Orange County's Beach Cities offers access to the Pacific Ocean.^ One other inland sight worth a detour is the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
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    ^ Orange County offers plenty of attractions, shopping, and restaurants for everyone.

    ^ San Juan Capistrano hotels - are located near the city's major attraction, the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
    • California Orange County Cities | Vacations and Hotels 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.beachcalifornia.com [Source type: General]

    .Huntington Beach is perhaps the most popular, with Newport Beach being preferred by well-to-do types.
  • Nickel Nickel - On weekend nights, the Huntington Beach video game arcade where everything costs only nickels to play is packed with teenagers.
  • Play Go - Little Seoul in Garden Grove is one of the only places in Southern California to offer several Go parlors catering both newcomers and seasoned pros.
  • Balboa Island - A community within Newport Beach, Balboa Island has its own unique beachfront vibe, and a vibrant boardwalk.
  • Top of the World - So named because as the highest peak in the area it provides a spectacular view of the ocean, Top of the World in Laguna Beach has been a longtime favorite destination for Orange County's romantically inclined.^ Angelenos, what are your views on Orange County?
    • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Top beaches include Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and San Clemente.
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    ^ Newest and finest community in Huntington Beach."

    .Sunsets and sunrises from this location are both incredible.
  • Irvine Spectrum - A complex offering a vast selection of entertainment, shopping and dining establishments.^ Orange County Entertainment - Orange County, California, Resources, Businesses, Shopping and Fine Dining Orange County Directory and OC Business Directory, Shopping, Dining & Resources for Residents and Newcomers to Orange, County California.
    • Orange County Entertainment - Orange County, California, Resources, Businesses, Shopping and Fine Dining 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.orangecountyresourceguide.com [Source type: General]

    Always packed and lacking parking during Friday and Saturday evenings, the Spectrum is a popular hangout for all ages. .Among it's many draws are the Edwards movie theater (home to Orange County's only IMAX experience), the Irvine Improv comedy club, a Ferris Wheel and Merry-go-round.^ The ferris wheel and the merry-go-round remain today, .
    • Orange County Historical Sites 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.orangecounty.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Orange County speak English at home.
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    ^ Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County, the newest being Aliso Viejo, which is also the only city to incorporate since 2000.
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    .For the daytime visitor there are many well known shopping outlets and department stores, as well as a comprehensive array of restaurants and bars.^ Presents eighty fine stores, shops, and restaurants in a beautiful enclosed Mall setting where the temperature is a constant spring-like 72 degrees.

    .The Spectrum is located where the 5 and 405 freeways meet in Irvine.
  • Stewart Surfboards, 2102 S El Camino Real, 9494921085, [13].^ LOCATION: 31806 El Camino Real .
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    ^ San Clemente : (PIC) "Looking north on Avenida Del Mar past ola Vista to El Camino Real."

    9-6 7 days a week. Stewart Surfboards is a fixture in the surfing community, A great place to get started with surfing they offer surf lessons as well as surfboard rentals.Legendary longboard shaper, Bill Stewart creator of the modern longboard still owns and runs the store  edit
  • Flightdeck Air Combat Center, 1601 S. Sunkist St. Unit A Anaheim, CA 92806, 714)937-1511, [14]. 12-6PM. .Opened in 2005, Flightdeck Air Combat Center is an authentic military flight simulation center providing civilians the chance to pilot a fighter jet flight simulator.^ Flightdeck Air Combat Center - Full scale flight simulators let you experience combat missions in an authentic F-16 jet.
    • Orange County California Fun Things to do Places to See Day Trips 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.daytrippen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Perfect for group events or solo flying Flightdeck combat center is located only the Disneyland resort district in Anaheim.
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    ^ The center, now listed on the National Register of Historic Place, feature an open-air chapel that has become a popular location for weddings.

    .All Sims are full scale replicas of F-16 cockpits.^ Flightdeck Air Combat Center - Full scale flight simulators let you experience combat missions in an authentic F-16 jet.
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    Flight-gear, training and in-flight instruction are provided. .Flightdeck has been reviewed on many "things to do" sites and is consistently rated in the top 10 things to do in Orange County. $49-$79.
    ^ See all Orange County reviews .
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    ^ Midlevel Times Shows Rated best dinner show in Orange County Disneyland Resort Park hopper and Hotel packages available.
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  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, 34675 Golden Lantern (in Dana Point Harbor), (949) 496-5794, [15].^ Flightdeck Air Combat Center - Full scale flight simulators let you experience combat missions in an authentic F-16 jet.
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    ^ Dana Point Festival of Whales .
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    ^ Mon-Sat 9-8 Sun 10-7 The Point Alternative Care, 34213 S. Pacific Coast Hwy Suite #C, Dana Point (949) 248-5500.
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    8am - 10pm. .Dana Wharf offers year-round whale watching and fishing!^ Whale watching and fishing trips leave from the harbor daily.
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    .All of our trips are value-priced and fun for the whole family!^ All our parties are age appropriate and designed by a professional team, the prices are competitive and fun is a guarantee.
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    .Take advantage of our year-round 1/2 Price Special on Tuesdays where all trips are 1/2 off!^ All our parties are age appropriate and designed by a professional team, the prices are competitive and fun is a guarantee.
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    ^ With our all-inclusive packages we take care of the invitations, party favors the refreshments, and everything else in between.
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    ^ With a warm and friendly staff, we take all the headaches and hassle out of throwing birthday parties and other special events.
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    May - October is the Blue Whale season and November - April is the Gray Whale Migration.
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  • South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa (Exit 405 at Bristol) is one of the top-selling malls in America, with stores ranging from Sears at the low end to Gucci and Armani (with private, invitation-only second floor showrooms) to cater to the more luxurious.^ South Coast Plaza lands another exclusive store 1 hr, 27 mins ago California jobless claims surge to record high 1 hr, 26 mins ago Early morning pursuit ends in arrest on freeway 1 hr, 20 mins ago .
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    ^ At the turn of the century Costa Mesa was only a side track for the Santa Ana & Newport Railroad."

    ^ Orange County, CA Salary Search: Security Officer salaries in Costa Mesa, CA More information about Hilton Hotels Corp.
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    .South Coast Plaza is Orange County's premiere shopping destination.
  • The Lab and The Camp, collectively known as "the anti-mall", are two adjoined outdoor malls catering to the young and hip, with a variety of boutique stores offering cutting-edge fashion and unique food offerings.^ Offers a unique variety of changing exhibitions.
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    ^ Minutes away from Orange County®s John Wayne Airport, local businesses, world class shopping and a variety of dining choices.
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    ^ South Coast Plaza lands another exclusive store 1 hr, 27 mins ago California jobless claims surge to record high 1 hr, 26 mins ago Early morning pursuit ends in arrest on freeway 1 hr, 20 mins ago .
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    There are generally also ongoing art exhibitions and other youth culture events.
  • The Asian Garden Mall is the largest majority Vietnamese-owned and operated mall in America, and a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. .The two-story mall houses dozens of shops, restaurants, and wholesale stores of all types, including a wide variety of imported products and foods.^ Mexican & Latin American Food Products If you own a restaurant that serves Mexican and Latin American foods, then you might want to find a company that can sell you all of the authentic food products that you need to satisfy your customers.
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    ^ Presents eighty fine stores, shops, and restaurants in a beautiful enclosed Mall setting where the temperature is a constant spring-like 72 degrees.

    ^ Some Latin American markets and Latin American grocers sell food products and foods imported from many Latin American countries as well as foods that are used in many Latin American cuisines.
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    Many stores place no price tags on their merchandise, and buyers are expected to haggle with shopkeepers (A better price is generally had by someone with fluency in the Vietnamese language).

Eat

.Orange County has quite a niche for award winning dining, signature California cuisine and ethnic specialties.^ Is Orange County the most racist county in California?
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^ While Mexico controlled California , large rancher owners oversaw development of the commercial property , homes and land in Orange County for their own commerce.
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^ Orange County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California.
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.Orange County is a food lover’s haven with close to 5,000 restaurants serving everything from the freshest seafood to exotic delicacies.^ Search Orange County Restaurants by cuisine .
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^ Stemmer`s Tree Service   Huntington Beach, CA 92646 Professional Tree Service serving Orange County.
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^ Make sure your Orange County brewery, pub or bar is listed in the Orange County Restaurant and Dining guide See More .
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Cafe Di Vang 2 in Westminister is a one-of-a-kind Little Saigon experience. .The cafe is not notable for its drinks, but for its staff, who serve tasty but expensive (5 dollars each) smoothies and coffee while clad in little more than lingerie.^ Is Woodbury (Orange County) more expensive than its surrounding areas?
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^ The three buildings with a combined price tag of more than $1 billion would be financed by a combination of tax dollars and private donations.

Essentially the Vietnamese equivalent of Hooters, there are few cafes like it anywhere in America.
Mexican Food: Taco Mesa in Costa Mesa has an incredible reputation for fresh and vibrant food, and they're routinely lauded in the local independent press (OC Weekly) for high-quality offerings at fast food prices.
.Vietnamese Food: With hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Little Saigon, Orange County is paradise for Vietnamese food lovers.^ Search Orange County Restaurants by cuisine .
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^ Make sure your Orange County brewery, pub or bar is listed in the Orange County Restaurant and Dining guide See More .
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^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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The area immediately surrounding the Asian Garden mall has a wide variety to choose from. Pho 84 is a good spot for the traditional Vietnamese noodle soup, while Lee's Sandwiches serve Vietnamese Baguette sandwiches 24 hours in Little Saigon.
.Indian Food: Orange County has a diverse variety of Indian food.^ Moving ahead, the American Indians dwelled in Orange County until the period of Spanish colonization in the late 1700's.
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^ The two major groups of American Indians in Orange County were thought to originate from the Shoshonean family.
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Taste of India (Walnut & Culver) is a popular Indian restaurant in Irvine. Dosa Place (Red Hill Ave. and 5 fwy) has a good selection of South Indian cuisine.
.Japanese Ramen: Shin-Sen-Gumi in Fountain Valley is a traditional, Japanese-style ramen shop with a multitude of cooking options rarely seen outside of Japan.^ Fountain Valley - Fountain Valley is a budget hotel, freeway-close option for vacationers and business travelers not needing the beach accommodations.
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Ebisu Ramen Restaurant, also located in Fountain Valley, is highly rated with very reasonable prices. It popularity is telling by the wait at times, especially during lunch. There is also Mitsuwa Marketplace on Paularino Ave in Costa Mesa has a great food court with several noodle stands and fun ambience - like stepping into Tokyo for a second.
.Korean Barbequeue: Seoul Oak is a two-story galbi (Group cooking Korean barbequeue restaurant) in Garden Grove, widely recognized as the best in the area and occasionally playing host to visiting Korean movie stars.^ Booming from a sleepy village of 3,000 in 1950, Garden Grove is recognized as the fastest growing comminity - percetage wise - in the nation.

Little Seoul also has a single 24-hour Korean Barbequeue restaurant, Tofu House.
French-Japanese Fusion: Cafe Hiro in Cypress is a popular French-Japanese fusion cuisine restaurant. .Founded by a former head chef at one of the top restaurants in Beverly Hills in order to give himself more control over the menu, luxurious and original cuisine is served at middlebrow prices (10-15 dollars per entree).^ The three buildings with a combined price tag of more than $1 billion would be financed by a combination of tax dollars and private donations.

The restaurant is notable for crafting a new and different homemade soup every day, included with each entree.
.Hamburgers: Orange County is home to three famous hamburger chains - Tommy's (Fountain Valley, at Magnolia and Warner), Fatburger (Irvine, at Michelson and Jamboree, and Aliso Viejo town center), and In N' Out (all over).^ Orange County speak English at home.
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^ With Anaheim Convention Center located across the street from Disneyland, hotel rooms are in great demand all year long, thanks to the awesome Orange County weather (some of the finest in the world.
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^ Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County, the newest being Aliso Viejo, which is also the only city to incorporate since 2000.
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Tommy's is famous for putting chili on all of its products. Fatburger is notable for its thick and juicy burgers and steakhouse-style "fat fries". In N' Out is lauded as a California favorite, with thin yet flavorful burgers. .There is heated debate but no general consensus as to which chain is best - one's personal tastes and preferences are the best guide.^ In  addition to the budget and value hotels such as Best Western chain, there are upscale resorts on the beach and nearby.
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.Cuban Food: Cafe Habana at The Lab in Costa Mesa is Orange County's most prominent Cuban restaurant, with a bordello-like atmosphere dimly lit by hundreds of candles.^ Is Orange County the most racist county in California?
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^ Tourists and travelers like staying at Orange County hotels because the climate is great and the atmosphere is more friendly and safe than larger surrounding counties such as San Diego and Los Angeles.
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^ However, this booming city of 35,000, located in the northwest corner of Orange County, now encompasses some of the region’s most exclusive addresses.

French Steakhouse: Chat Noir in Costa Mesa is home to upscale French cuisine (Dishes such as Filet Mignon with Foie Gras will cost 30-40 dollars) but shines due to its incredible, romantic Parisian salon atmosphere. Live jazz is playing several nights a week; call ahead for times.
.Dinner with a View: Orange Hill restaurant in Orange offers an upscale steakhouse with a maginificent view overlooking all of Orange County.^ Angelenos, what are your views on Orange County?
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^ Laguna Hills - This is near many residential complexes and leisure world, as is Laguna Woods , Lake Forest and Mission Viejo They are all located in the same region--South Orange County.
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^ Activities and Attractions: Most Orange County visitors find that it’s the wealthy beach communities that have the most to offer a luxury traveler.
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Also popular is Summit House in Fullerton which also offers an upscale dining experience with great views.
.Japanese Izakaya: Izakaya, the Japanese style of cooking emphasizing a lively atmosphere and a wide variety of personal-sized mini-dishes to choose from, has made its way to Orange County with the popular restaurant in Costa Mesa.^ The house is built in the Queen Anne Victorian style, but contains a variety of unique architectural elements derived from Kellogg's personal love of ships.
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^ (The TV show of that name, by the way, is filmed in Los Angeles County, so don’t take any of it as your gospel guide to Orange County.
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^ Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Orange County .
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The menu covers everything from sushi to curry to katsudon, as well as some Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese dishes.
.Sushi: Matsu in Huntington Beach offers a more authentic Japanese atmosphere with a 70's feeling red-lit bar.^ Huntington Beach hotels are certainly beginning to rival the South Orange offerings for luxury and ocean-close amenities.
  • California Orange County Cities | Vacations and Hotels 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.beachcalifornia.com [Source type: General]

The prices are good for quality sushi. .Try the lunch time menu offered during the weekdays which includes bento-box meals that are enormous for about $10, and the sushi and sashimi lunch specials are half the price of the dinner versions.^ Be among the first to know about new luxury travel offers: Register as a Perfect Escapes Insider and receive The Perfect 10 email newsletter.
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.Koi in Seal Beach is also an excellent restaurant with some of the freshest fish you'll find around Orange County.^ Constructiondeal.com Find a Tree Service pre-screened in Orange County - Free Tree Service service in Orange County area.
  • Orange County Tree Service | Tree Care in Orange County, CA 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.magicyellow.com [Source type: General]

^ However, this booming city of 35,000, located in the northwest corner of Orange County, now encompasses some of the region’s most exclusive addresses.

^ Activities and Attractions: Most Orange County visitors find that it’s the wealthy beach communities that have the most to offer a luxury traveler.
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.Bubble Tea: Tapioca bubble tea, also known as boba, is a recent local obsession imported from Asia - the milk tea is available in Orange County in all flavors, including some fruits and vegetables relatively unknown to the Western palate.^ Find a local area > Orange County .
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^ Find Your Next Home with the Help of ZipRealty With easy-to-use search tools and access to all available listings on the MLS, ZipRealty makes it easy for you to find the Orange County home you're looking for.
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^ However, this booming city of 35,000, located in the northwest corner of Orange County, now encompasses some of the region’s most exclusive addresses.

Tea-ism in Irvine, near the UCI campus, is one of the best boba cafes in the county.
.Dim-Sum: With Orange County's Chinese population not as concentrated into a single city as other local Asian enclaves, the Chinese restaurants vary more in location.^ Find a local area > Orange County .
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^ Population growth in Orange County .
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^ Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County, the newest being Aliso Viejo, which is also the only city to incorporate since 2000.
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For excellent Dim-Sum, for instance, one should travel to the Golden Dragon in Little Saigon, across the street from the Asian Garden Mall. Reasonable prices and a better selection than most Dim-Sum offerings in America. Seafood Paradise no. 2 in Westminster offers great Dim-Sum 7 days a week from 10:30AM to about 2:30PM.
Vegetarian Offerings: The Gypsy Den at the Lab in Costa Mesa is well-known for a wide variety of vegetarian offerings, especially its adobe stew. For Asian vegan cuisine, Au Lac in Costa Mesa is a popular destination.
.Beachside: The Shake Shack in Corona Del Mar is a more than half-century old Orange County institution, serving up their famous shakes and also sandwiches.^ Is Woodbury (Orange County) more expensive than its surrounding areas?
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^ Corona del Mar .
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^ In fact, the wealthiest areas in the county; Anaheim Hills, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Villa Park only account for 15% of Orange Counites total population.
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Although recently purchased by Ruby's in a move that rankled some locals, the Shake Shack is still going strong, situated above a cliff directly overlooking the ocean.
Chinese Cantonese: Golden Garden on Mesa Verde and Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa. This is the only authentic chinese cantonese food you will find. U can not compare them to anyone. The egg rolls, sweet and sour pork, wor wonton soup with crispy noodles, bbq pork sandwiches, peppersteak beef, lobster cantonese with real lobster pieces with the shell still on, are just a few of the superb dishes they serve. Family owned. The most excellent food and service you can find.* NANCY D'AGOSTINO

Drink

.Orange County is home to many great places to drink and very few options on how to get home after having a few.^ Orange County speak English at home.
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^ Orange County: 141.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100) We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
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^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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.Getting around in Orange County is pretty tough without a car, unless you have a fat wallet to spend on taxis or limos.^ Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in renter-occupied apartments .
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^ Some of this is pretty “hush-hush” stuff so I might make a lot of enemies in the health club industry, especially around Orange County, but I figure if I help at least one person then it's worth it.
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^ Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in owner-occupied houses/condos: .
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There are select areas where walking to a bar is viable option. .Beach cities make up the majority of these such places; Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente have areas that are no more than a short walk from a bar.^ In fact, the wealthiest areas in the county; Anaheim Hills, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Villa Park only account for 15% of Orange Counites total population.
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^ Morgan, William Roy MD, FACS City: Newport Beach Web Site: www.wrmorganmd.com Description: See what can be done with cosmetic surgery.
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^ In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the area’s population grew by more than 81 percent, to 164,000, during the decade.

Most of the bars in these beach locations are not of the chain variety, so each has its own unique ambiance. With the exception of Sharky's, having locations up and down the coast and the same frat boy/blonde bimbo crowd in all of them.
Away from the ocean there are many other great bars. .Costa Mesa has an area where you find a sizable neighborhood bordering a commercial area with a great selection of chain and individual locations.^ It is located near CSU Long Beach, Great Elementary Schools, Churches, and Many Shopping Areas.
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Between 19th street (where the 55 freeway ends) and 17th street there is great bar crawl route. Starting at Triangle Square (19th Street and Newport Blvd.) you could get a substantial meal at the Yard House, while enjoying a sampling of their extensive draft beer selection. From there you can cross the street (carefully) and pay a visit to the Goat Hill Tavern, also home to a mammoth selection of beers on tap. The "Goat" always seems to have a lingering vommity smell but it all adds to the character, as does the vintage signeage and peanut shells carpeting the floor. Next door you will find The Helm. A great little dive bar, where you will find interesting characters and very affordable liquor. .If Penny the bartender is working, try her pink lemonade, sounds girlie, but tastes good and will set you up well for the short trek to you next stop.^ We do the set up and clean up and bring our goodies to you for a magical and memorable afternoon.
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^ Package includes tea set with lemonade, dress up, craft, picture of each child, favors, dancing and lots of fun.
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Continuing down Newport Blvd to E 17th Street, you'll take a left and shortly stumble across The Harp. Inside you will most likely meet at least one English person and one Aussie, one of whom will likely play rugby. Moving on from the Harp, continue in the same direction and eventually you will also find The Pierce Street Annex and the Little Knight. Try the Little Knight first, you'll find it just past Pierce Street Annex. Have a drink here to retox you after you walk, before venturing into Pierce Street Annex. .Your final stop with be at Pierce Street Annex, by now you should be merry enough to handle this place.^ If you use the find button on your browser you should be able to locate nearby veterinarians by typing in your zip code.
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Inside you will find a dance floor and large bar and many drunk people. If your objective is to take someone home for the night, here will be the place to do it. No promises as to the quality of this person, but you will be drunk so it won't matter. The song "Happy Cans" by local band The New Detours, sums up such an experience perfectly.
Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach has a rotating selection of the world's finest craft beers. If you are a beer elitist with a discriminating palette, this place is will be your haven.

Stay safe

Though the beach areas of the county are generally safe, localism among surfers can on rare occasions turn violent. .Though the county is quite safe, street gang activity is comparatively common in areas such as East Anaheim and the La Jolla and Atwood neighborhoods of Placentia as well as Westminster and Garden Grove.^ East County Cooperative 7200 Parkway Dr. La Mesa (619) 713-5922 Open M-Sat 11-7.
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^ Los Angeles Area - Downtown & West - W. Hollywood - Valley - East LA - S Bay/Long Beach .
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^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
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.Cities such as Irvine, Mission Viejo, Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Orange, Lake Forest and Newport Beach are among the safest in the country.^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
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^ Parks in Orange County include: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (1) , Sunset County Beach (2) , Irvine Park (3) , Blue Gum Park (4) , Irvine Lake Park (5) , Swanson Park (6) , Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (7) , Crystal Cove State Park (8) , Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary (9) .
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following is a partial list of Orange County, CA cities: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Artesia, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Naples, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rowland Heights, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park , Westminster, Yorba Linda.
  • Available Orange County, CA Rentals - Houses and Condos for rent 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.ocpropertymanagement.com [Source type: General]

  • Contrary to popular belief, you do not need a car to visit Los Angeles. .Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink's Orange County Line link various communities in Orange County with Los Angeles Union Station.^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
    • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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    ^ JULES Musical Entertainment 4 Kids - Los Angeles & Orange County, CA (714) 425-2950 .
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    The trip to Union Station usually lasts less than one hour depending on where you are departing from. .From Union Station, the LA subway system takes you all through downtown Los Angeles, with trains and buses going up to 50 miles away in 4 directions.^ Grateful Meds, 744 N. La Brea Los Angeles 323-939-9111.
    • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ KUSH Collective, 1111 S. La Brea Blvd, Los Angeles (323) 938-KUSH Open 11-11 M-Sa.
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    ^ Private ID cards available through Los Angeles Patient ID Center 470 S. San Vicente, LA (323) 852-1039.
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    .The downside of the train system is that it caters more to the commuter crowd and does not run all night.
  • Long Beach is about 20 minutes west of Orange County and has several tourist attractions including the Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
  • San Diego may be reached via Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from Fullerton, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano.^ The real estate market in Surf City The real estate market in Irvine and Tustin The real estate market in South County More » Travel Rosarito Beach to help English-speaking visitors The 2009 fall foliage season runs from August to November National Park 'bests and worsts' Las Vegas: It's a scorcher - get in the pool More » Contests & More What's Your Story About Breast Cancer?
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    ^ Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. Santa Ana (714) 547-2525.
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    ^ Bill Ridgeway, DVM, Long Beach Animal Hospital 3816 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 434-9966 .
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    A one-way trip lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Legoland California is in Carlsbad in San Diego County and can also be reached via train - get off in Oceanside.
  • To get to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, travel to LA Union Station and transfer to the Antelope Valley Line.
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Orange County, California
Seal of Orange County, California
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Location in the state of California
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Founded March 11, 1889
Seat Santa Ana
Largest City Santa Ana
Area
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 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 16.43%
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2846289
Time zone Pacific : UTC-8/-7
Website: www.oc.ca.gov
Cities in Orange County
.Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States.^ Orange County, California .
  • Orange County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC quickfacts.census.gov [Source type: News]

^ Mexico (18%) Italy (7%) Germany (5%) Honduras (4%) United Kingdom (4%) Jamaica (3%) India (3%) Most common first ancestries reported in Orange County (%): .
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Parks in Orange County include: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (1) , Palisades Interstate Park (2) , Storm King State Park (3) , Temple Hill Monument (4) , Todd Oval (5) .
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.Its county seat is Santa Ana.^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.According to the 2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it the second most populous county in the state of California, and the fifth most populous in the United States.^ Is Orange County the most racist county in California?
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000.
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^ Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts.
  • Orange County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC quickfacts.census.gov [Source type: News]

.The state of California estimates its population as of 2007 to be 3,098,121 people, dropping its rank to third, behind San Diego County.^ It is the second most populous county in California, and the fifth most populous in the United States.
  • Orange County Foreclosures - Trends and Information at RealtyTrac 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.realtytrac.com [Source type: General]

^ With a population of more than 3 million people, Orange County is a gigantic foreclosure market that is larger than 20 U.S. states.
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^ San Diego County, CA   .
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.Unlike many other large centers of population in the United States, Orange County uses its county name as its source of identification whereas other places in the country are identified by the large city that is closest to them.^ Population growth in Orange County .
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in renter-occupied apartments .
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^ Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County .
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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.This is because there is no defined center to Orange County like there is in other areas which have one distinct large city.^ Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in renter-occupied apartments .
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in owner-occupied houses/condos: .
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is Woodbury (Orange County) more expensive than its surrounding areas?
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Five Orange County cities have populations exceeding 170,000 while no cities in the county have populations surpassing 360,000.
.It is also famous as a tourist destination, as the county is home to such attractions as Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as sandy beaches for swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and pleasure boating, and extensive area devoted to parks and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling, skateboarding, and other outdoor recreation.^ Cornerstone Health & Wellness 537 W. Willow St. Long Beach (562) 595-7666 Open M-F 8-7, Sat 9-7, Sun 9-1.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Parks in Orange County include: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area (1) , Palisades Interstate Park (2) , Storm King State Park (3) , Temple Hill Monument (4) , Todd Oval (5) .
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It is at the center of Southern California's Tech Coast, with Irvine being the primary business hub.^ California Alternative Medicinal Solutions (CAMS), 58967 Business Center Drive, Ste H, Yucca Valley 800-409-7969.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

.Thirty-four incorporated cities are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo.^ Our rental properties are all located in the Orange County, CA area.
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^ All houses and condos are located throughout the Orange County, CA area.
  • Available Orange County, CA Rentals - Houses and Condos for rent 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC www.ocpropertymanagement.com [Source type: General]

^ LOCATION: Aliso Viejo, CA .
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Seven of these cities are among the 200 largest cities in the United States.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,455 km² (948 sq mi), making it the smallest county in Southern California. .Surface water accounts for 411 km² (159 sq mi) of the area, 16.73% of the total; 2,045 km² (789 sq mi) of it is land.^ Water area: 158.6 sq.
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^ Land area: 789 sq.
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^ Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 496.06 millions of gallons per day (53% from ground, 47% from surface) .
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.Orange County is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Los Angeles County, on the northeast by San Bernardino County, on the east by Riverside County, and on the south by San Diego County.^ South Coast Patients Collective Association Open daily 8-7 (760) 770-0600 or (760) 449-8397 Please call for verification and address Discount Mobile Collective Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Call for verification and address (818) 880-7487.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ East Los Angeles (323) 540-6700.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

.The northern part of the county lies on the coastal plain of the Los Angeles Basin, while the southern half lies on the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ B. Green, 10835 Santa Monica Blvd #204A Los Angeles/Westwood 310-234-6634.
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^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Most of Orange County's population reside in one of two shallow coastal valleys that lie in the basin, the Santa Ana Valley and the Saddleback Valley.^ Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. Santa Ana (714) 547-2525.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ It is the second most populous county in California, and the fifth most populous in the United States.
  • Orange County Foreclosures - Trends and Information at RealtyTrac 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.realtytrac.com [Source type: General]

^ With a population of more than 3 million people, Orange County is a gigantic foreclosure market that is larger than 20 U.S. states.
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The coastal plain gently rises into the Santa Ana Mountains, which lie within the boundaries of the county and of the Cleveland National Forest. .The high point is Santiago Peak (5,687 ft/1,733 m), about 20 mi (32 km) east of Santa Ana.^ S.A.M.C. 1651 East Edinger Suite 104 Santa Ana 714-547-1373 Open daily 11-7.
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Santiago Peak and nearby Modjeska Peak, just 200 feet (60 m) shorter, form a ridge known as Saddleback, visible from almost everywhere in the county.
.The Santa Ana River is the county's principal watercourse.^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
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Its major tributary running through the county is Santiago Creek. Other watercourses within the county include Aliso Creek, San Juan Creek, and Horsethief Creek. .The San Gabriel River also briefly crosses into Orange County and exits into the Pacific on the Los Angeles-Orange County line between Long Beach and Seal Beach.^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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^ Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006: .
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Laguna Beach is home to the county's only natural lakes, Laguna Lakes, which are formed by water rising up against an underground fault.
Residents often divide the county into "North County" and the cities of the "South County", as opposed to an East-West division characterized by inland and coastal cities. There is no formal geographical division of North and South County, although a rough boundary is considered to exist along State Route 55 (aka the Costa Mesa Freeway). The division is perpetuated by the popular television shows "The OC" and "Laguna Beach."

Incorporated cities

.As of August 2006, Orange County has 34 incorporated cities.^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The oldest is Anaheim (1870) and the newest is Aliso Viejo (2001).

Noteworthy communities

Some of the communities that exist within city limits are listed below:

Unincorporated communities

These communities are outside of the city limits in unincorporated county territory:

See also: List of neighborhoods and unincorporated communities in Orange County

Adjacent counties

History

Aerial view of central Orange County South Coast Metro area
Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited the area. .After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, a Spanish expedition led by Junipero Serra named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne).^ Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metro Area .
  • Orange County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC quickfacts.census.gov [Source type: News]

.On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the first permanent European settlement.^ San Juan Capistrano (city) .
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^ San Juan Capistrano Foreclosures .
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Among the group of explorers that came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba. Both of these men were given land grants and their heirs also inherited portions of family land. .The oldest of the Orange County land grants or ranchos was Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana granted in 1810 by Ferdinand VII of Spain.^ Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. Santa Ana (714) 547-2525.
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^ Cities in this county include: Santa Ana , Anaheim , Huntington Beach , Garden Grove , Irvine , Orange , Fullerton , Costa Mesa , Mission Viejo , Westminster .
  • Orange County, California detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 17 September 2009 14:41 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Yorba heirs Bernardo and Teodosio Yorba inherited ranches in 1834 and 1846 respectively. .Their ranches were known as Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana (Santa Ana Canyon Ranch) and Rancho Lomas de Santiago.The Nieto heirs Juan José and Antonio Nieto were granted land in 1834. The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes.^ Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metro Area .
  • Orange County QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC quickfacts.census.gov [Source type: News]

.Other ranches in Orange County were granted by the Mexican government post 1821, year of Mexican Independence, during the Mexican period in Alta California.^ Orange County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
  • Orange County, New York detailed profile - houses, real estate, cost of living, wages, work, agriculture, ancestries, and more 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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^ Cars and other vehicles available in Orange County in renter-occupied apartments .
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A severe drought in the 1860s devastated the prevailing industry, cattle ranching, and much land came into the possession of Richard O'Neill,[2] James Irvine and other land barons. In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. .This growth led the California legislature to divide Los Angeles County and create Orange County as a separate political entity on March 11, 1889.^ Population growth in Orange County .
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^ Is Orange County the most racist county in California?
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^ Private wage or salary: 80% Government: 11% Self-employed, not incorporated: 8% Unpaid family work: 0% Orange County, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...
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It was named for its most famous product[3], but other citrus crops, avocados, and oil extraction were also important to the early economy.
.Orange County benefited from the July 4, 1904 completion of the Pacific Electric Railway, a trolley connecting Los Angeles with Santa Ana and Newport Beach .^ Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. Santa Ana (714) 547-2525.
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^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
  • CA NORML Medical Marijuana Information 16 September 2009 0:00 UTC canorml.org [Source type: Academic]

^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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The link made Orange County an accessible weekend retreat for celebrities of early Hollywood. It was deemed so significant that the city of Pacific City changed its name to Huntington Beach in honor of Henry Huntington, president of the Pacific Electric and nephew of robber baron Collis Huntington. Transportation further improved with the completion of the State Route and U.S. Route 101 (now mostly Interstate 5) in the 1920s.
Agriculture, such as the boysenberry which was made famous by Buena Park native Walter Knott, began to decline after World War II but the county's prosperity soared. .The completion of Interstate 5 in 1954 helped make Orange County a bedroom community for many who moved to Southern California to work in aerospace and manufacturing.^ Buying foreclosed real estate is an alluring idea, particularly in Orange County, California where nearly everyone is scrambling for a deal.
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^ At RealtyTrac, we look to help you navigate the foreclosure process by supplying you with the most up-to-date list of Orange County California foreclosures, along with the latest in real estate news and information on foreclosure mortgage activity in Orange County and beyond.
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^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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.Orange County received a further boost in 1955 with the opening of Disneyland.^ OCCC (Orange County Compassionate Caregivers) Call for verification (714) 476-9270 Open daily 11-8.
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.In 1969, Yorba Linda-born Orange County native Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States.^ It is the second most populous county in California, and the fifth most populous in the United States.
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^ With a population of more than 3 million people, Orange County is a gigantic foreclosure market that is larger than 20 U.S. states.
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^ Mexico (18%) Italy (7%) Germany (5%) Honduras (4%) United Kingdom (4%) Jamaica (3%) India (3%) Most common first ancestries reported in Orange County (%): .
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In the 1980s, the population topped two million for the first time. .Orange County had become the second largest county in California.^ It is the second most populous county in California, and the fifth most populous in the United States.
  • Orange County Foreclosures - Trends and Information at RealtyTrac 25 September 2009 7:07 UTC www.realtytrac.com [Source type: General]

^ Buying foreclosed real estate is an alluring idea, particularly in Orange County, California where nearly everyone is scrambling for a deal.
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A spectacular investment fund melt-down in 1994 led to the criminal prosecution of Orange County treasurer Robert Citron. The county lost at least $1.5 billion through high-risk investments in derivatives.[4] On December 6, 1994, Orange County declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy,[4] from which it emerged in June 1995; this was the largest ever municipal bankruptcy in the U.S.[4]
.In recent years, the county has been characterized by conflict between the older more historic northern and newer southern cities over development, the building of new toll roads, and a recently defeated proposal to build an international airport at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station that would have reduced operations at the existing John Wayne Airport.^ Cities in this county include: Monroe , Warwick , Newburgh , Middletown , Wallkill , New Windsor , Montgomery , Blooming Grove , Kiryas Joel , Goshen .
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Demographics

Orange County Density Map. Lighter shades indicate less dense areas, darker shades indicate denser areas.
.2005 Census bureau estimates place the non-Latino white population of Orange County at around 48%.^ Population growth in Orange County .
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^ Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County .
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^ Births per 1000 population in Orange County .
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.The 2005 Latino population of Orange County was 32.5%.^ Population growth in Orange County .
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^ Deaths per 1000 population in Orange County .
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^ Births per 1000 population in Orange County .
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The Asian population was 15.9%. African Americans constituted 1.9% of the population. Other populations did not change significantly.
.As of the census² of 2000, there were 2,846,289 people, 935,287 households, and 667,794 families residing in the county, making Orange County the second most populous county in California.^ Is Orange County the most racist county in California?
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^ Population growth in Orange County .
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^ Private wage or salary: 80% Government: 11% Self-employed, not incorporated: 8% Unpaid family work: 0% Orange County, California business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...
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The population density was 1,392/km² (3,606/sq mi). There were 969,484 housing units at an average density of 474/km² (1,228/sq mi). .The racial makeup of the county was 64.81% White, 13.59% Asian, 1.67% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 14.80% from other races, and 4.12% from two or more races.^ White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2007: 35 years old (Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old) (Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old) Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $1161 a month.
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^ Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
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^ White Non-Hispanic (51.3%) Hispanic (30.8%) Other race (14.8%) Vietnamese (4.8%) Two or more races (4.1%) Chinese (2.1%) Korean (2.0%) Filipino (1.7%) Black (1.7%) American Indian (1.3%) Japanese (1.1%) Other Asian (1.0%) Asian Indian (1.0%) (Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races) .
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30.76% are Hispanic or Latino of any race. 58.6% spoke English, 25.3% Spanish, 4.7% Vietnamese, 1.9% Korean, 1.5% Chinese or Mandarin and 1.2% Tagalog as their first language.
In 1990, still according to the census² there were 2,410,556 people residing in the county. .The racial makeup of the county was 78.60% White, 10.34% Asian or Pacific Islander, 1.77% African American, 0.50% Native American, and 8.79% from other races.^ White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.5% for Black residents, 14.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2007: 35 years old (Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old) (Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old) Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Orange County is $1161 a month.
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^ White Non-Hispanic (51.3%) Hispanic (30.8%) Other race (14.8%) Vietnamese (4.8%) Two or more races (4.1%) Chinese (2.1%) Korean (2.0%) Filipino (1.7%) Black (1.7%) American Indian (1.3%) Japanese (1.1%) Other Asian (1.0%) Asian Indian (1.0%) (Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races) .
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23.43% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 935,287 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.48.
The population is diverse age-wise, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $61,899, and the median income for a family was $75,700. Males had a median income of $45,059 versus $34,026 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,826. About 7.0% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

Median household income by community

Unincorporated communities are included if their population is greater than 15,000.

Education

Orange County is home to many colleges and universities, including:


Many Orange County residents commute to colleges in neighboring counties, including Cerritos College, Biola University and California State University which are all right next to the L.A.-Orange county borderline.
Its county department of education also oversees 28 school districts.
Further information: List of school districts in Orange County, CaliforniaImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif

Points of interest

The area's warm Mediterranean climate and 42 miles (68 km) of year-round beaches attract millions of tourists annually. Huntington Beach is a hot spot for sunbathing and surfing; nicknamed "Surf City, U.S.A.", it is home to many surfing competitions. "eVocal", on the west side of Costa Mesa is the center of Orange County's underground artistic movement. "The Wedge", at the tip of The Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, is one of the most famous body surfing spots in the world. Other tourist destinations include the theme parks Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim and Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. The Anaheim Convention Center is the largest such facility on the West Coast. The old town area in the City of Orange (the traffic circle at the middle of Chapman Ave. at Glassell) still maintains its 1950s image, and appeared in the That Thing You Do! movie. Little Saigon is another notable tourist destination, being home to the largest concentration of Vietnamese people outside of Vietnam. There are also sizable Taiwanese, Chinese, and Korean communities, particularly in western Orange County. This is evident in several Asian-influenced shopping centers in Asian American hubs like the city of Irvine.
.Other notable structures include the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse in Santa Ana, the largest building in the county; the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, the largest house of worship in California; the historic Balboa Pavilion [2] in Newport Beach; the Huntington Beach Pier; and the restored Mission San Juan Capistrano.^ The Modest House Collective (949) 439-2867 South County Alternative San Juan Capistrano 888-737-7765 M-F 11-7, Sa/Su 12-5.
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^ The following is a partial list of Orange County, CA cities: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Artesia, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Naples, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rowland Heights, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park , Westminster, Yorba Linda.
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^ S. Central Valley/Bakersfield - Central Coast/Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Valley - S. Bay-L Beach - Orange Co - Riverside/San B'd'no/Imperial - San Diego .
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.Some of the most exclusive (and expensive) neighborhoods in the U.S. are located here, many along the Orange County Coast, and some in north Orange County.^ Our rental properties are all located in the Orange County, CA area.
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.Large shopping malls exist throughout the county, such as the Irvine Spectrum Center, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, The Block at Orange, Downtown Disney in Anaheim, and the recently remodeled Shops at Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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^ Omega Healthcare Collective Santa Ana/Irvine/Costa Mesa (949) 836-4833 or (714) 862-3713 Call for verification and address.
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Historical points of interest include Mission San Juan Capistrano (destination of migrating swallows), and the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda. The Nixon Home is a National Historic Landmark, as is the home of a very different character, Madam Helena Modjeska, in Modjeska Canyon on Santiago Creek.
Since the premiere in fall 2003 of the hit FOX series The OC, tourism has increased with travelers from across the globe hoping to see the sights seen in the show.

Sports

Sports teams

Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
.The Major League Baseball team in Orange County is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
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^ S. Central Valley/Bakersfield - Central Coast/Santa Barbara - Los Angeles - Valley - S. Bay-L Beach - Orange Co - Riverside/San B'd'no/Imperial - San Diego .
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The Angels won the World Series in 2002 when they were known as the Anaheim Angels. The change to the new name in 2005, which prompted a lawsuit by the City of Anaheim against Angels owner Arte Moreno, has been widely unpopular in Orange County [4].
The county's National Hockey League team, the Anaheim Ducks, won the 2007 Stanley Cup beating the Ottawa Senators. They also came close to winning the 2003 Stanley Cup finals after winning three games in a seven-game series against the New Jersey Devils.
The Orange County Blue Star is a USL Premier Development League soccer club. They play at Orange Coast College. Among those who have played for OCBS are Juergen Klinsmann, the former German star and Germany's 2006 World Cup coach, who played under an assumed name.
The Anaheim Arsenal are an NBA D-League expansion team for the 2006-2007 season. They play their home games at the Anaheim Convention Center.
.The Orange County Gladiators are an American Basketball Association (ABA) expansion team starting in November of 2007. They will play their home games at Fieldhouse Gym at JSerra in San Juan Capistrano.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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^ Tranquil Healing Membership Association and Collective Orange County (714) 262-9870 call for verification.
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.Orange County Roller Girls [5] - an All Female Flat Track Roller Derby League formed in 2006 and actively plays (bouts) at various locations in Orange County.^ All rental properties (houses and condos) are professionally managed by Enterprise Property Management, Orange County, CA. .
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Many of the leagues bouts are played against teams from other cities throughout the United States.
Orange County has two amateur Australian Rules Football teams. .The men's team is the Southern California Australian Football League Orange County Bombers [6].^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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.The women's team is the Women's Australian Football Association Orange County Bombshells [7].^ Tranquil Healing Membership Association and Collective Orange County (714) 262-9870 call for verification.
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Former and defunct Orange County sports teams

The National Football League football left the county when the Los Angeles Rams relocated to St. Louis in 1995. Anaheim city leaders are in talks with the NFL to bring a Los Angeles-area franchise to Orange County, though they are competing with other cities in and around Los Angeles.
The California Surf played in the North American Soccer League from 1978 to 1981. The club called Anaheim Stadium home.
.The L.A. Salsa played at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium in 1993-94 in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL), at the time the top soccer league in the U.S. The Salsa, whose general manager was former Cosmos star Ricky Davis and its coach former Brazil star Rildo Menezes, also played some games at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, attempting a season in Mexico's second-tier Primera A Division.^ East Los Angeles (323) 540-6700.
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That attempt was cancelled after several games when FIFA and CONCACAF ruled a club could not play in two leagues in separate countries. The Salsa lost to the Colorado Foxes in the 1993 APSL final at Cal State Fullerton.
The Orange County Zodiac, affiliated with MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy, played soccer at Santa Ana Stadium (also known as Santa Ana Bowl) and Orange Coast College from 1997 to 2000.
.The county was the home of the Orange County Buzz basketball team of the American Basketball Association (ABA).^ Tranquil Healing Membership Association and Collective Orange County (714) 262-9870 call for verification.
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In May 2006, the NBA Development League's L.A. Clippers-affiliated team announced their move to Carson.
The Anaheim Storm was a member of the National Lacrosse League. They folded in 2005 due to low attendance.
The Anaheim Piranhas were a Arena Football League team in 1996-97, but folded due to team board financial problems.
The Anaheim Bullfrogs were a Roller Hockey International team that lasted from 1993-99 and were briefly revived in 2001.
The Anaheim Splash was a soccer team that played in the Continental Indoor Soccer League from 1993 to 1997.
.The Los Angeles Clippers played some home games at The Arrowhead Pond, now known as the Honda Center, for a few years, before moving to Staples Center, which they share with their rival Los Angeles Lakers.^ The Los Angeles County Medical Marijuana ID Program (MMIP) is now scheduling appointments for state ID cards at 1-866-621-2204.
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The Southern California Sun was an American football team based out of Anaheim that played in the World Football League in 1974 and 1975. Their records were 13-7 in 1974 and 7-5 in 1975. Their home stadium was Anaheim Stadium.

Government

.Orange County is a chartered county of California; its seat is Santa Ana.^ Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. Santa Ana (714) 547-2525.
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Its legislative and executive authority is vested in a five-member Board of Supervisors. Each Supervisor is popularly elected from a regional district, and together the board oversees the activities of the county's agencies and departments and sets policy on development, public improvements, and county services. .At the beginning of each year the Supervisors select a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, but the administration is headed by a professional municipal manager, the County Executive.^ All rental properties (houses and condos) are professionally managed by Enterprise Property Management, Orange County, CA. .
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The current supervisors are Janet Nguyen, John Moorlach, Bill Campbell, Chris Norby, and Pat Bates.
Seven other public officials are elected at-large: the County Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Clerk-Recorder, District Attorney, Sheriff-Coroner, Treasurer-Tax Collector and Public Administrator. Since 1999, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has been led by Sheriff-Coroner Mike Carona.

Politics

Orange County Votes
by Party in Presidential Elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2004 59.7% 641,832 39.0% 419,239 1.3% 14,328
2000 55.8% 541,299 40.4% 391,819 3.9% 37,787
1996 51.7% 446,717 37.9% 327,485 10.5% 90,374
1992 43.9% 426,613 31.6% 306,930 24.6% 239,006
1988 67.7% 586,230 31.1% 269,013 1.2% 10,064
1984 74.7% 635,013 24.3% 206,272 1.0% 8,792
1980 67.9% 529,797 22.6% 176,704 9.5% 73,711
1976 62.2% 408,632 35.3% 232,246 2.5% 16,555
1972 68.3% 448,291 26.9% 176,847 4.8% 31,515
1968 63.1% 314,905 29.9% 148,869 7.0% 34,933
1964 55.9% 224,196 44.0% 176,539 0.1% 430
1960 60.8% 174,891 38.9% 112,007 0.2% 701
1956 67.4% 113,510 32.6% 54,895 0.9% 1,474
1952 70.4% 77,548 29.6% 32,530 0.7% 844
Orange County has long been known as a Republican stronghold and has consistently sent Republican representatives to the state and federal legislatures. .Republican majorities in Orange County helped deliver California's electoral votes to Republican presidential candidates Richard Nixon (1960, 1968 and 1972), Gerald Ford (1976), Ronald Reagan (1980 and 1984) and George H. W. Bush (1988).^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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Orange County has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Franklin D. Roosevelt's United States presidential election, 1936|1936]] landslide re-election for a second term. Although Democrats have made inroads in the northern end of the county since the mid-1980s, Orange County politics are still dominated by Republicans. Five of the county's six U.S. Representatives, four of its five State Senators and seven of its nine State Assembly members are Republicans, as are all five members of the County Board of Supervisors. Only four Democrats have carried the county in a statewide race in the last 50 years; Jerry Brown in his successful campaign for Governor in 1978, March Fong Eu for Secretary of State and Kenneth Cory for State Controller, both also in 1978 and Kathleen Connell for Controller in 1998.
In Congress, representatives whose districts are completely or partially in the county include Republicans Ed Royce (CA-40), Gary Miller (CA-42), Ken Calvert (CA-44), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-46), and John Campbell (CA-48), and Democrat Loretta Sanchez (CA-47). In the State Senate, Senators whose districts are completely or partially in the county include Republicans Bob Margett (SD-29), Dick Ackerman (SD-33), Tom Harman (SD-35), and Mark Wyland (SD-38), and Democrat Lou Correa (SD-34). In the State Assembly, Assemblymembers whose districts are completely or partially in the county include Republicans Bob Huff (AD-60), Jim Silva (AD-67), Van Tran (AD-68), Chuck DeVore (AD-70), Todd Spitzer (AD-71), Michael D. Duvall (AD-72), and Mimi Walters (AD-73), and Democrats Tony Mendoza (AD-56) and Jose Solorio (AD-69).
According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, as of December 26, 2006, Orange County had 1,501,843 registered voters. Of these registered voters, 47.78% (717,546) are registered Republicans, and 30.08% (451,706) are registered Democrats, giving the Republicans a registration advantage of 17.7% (265,840) – or over a quarter of a million voters. An additional 18.19% (273,215) declined to state a political party, and the remaining 3.95% (59,376) are registered with minor political parties.[5]
Orange County has produced such notable Republicans as President Richard Nixon (born in Yorba Linda and lived in San Clemente), U.S. Senator John F. Seymour (previously mayor of Anaheim), and U.S. Senator Thomas Kuchel (of Anaheim). Former Congressman Chris Cox (of Newport Beach), a White House counsel for President Ronald Reagan, is currently chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. .Orange County was also home to former Republican Congressman John G. Schmitz, a presidential candidate in 1972 from the ultra-conservative American Independent Party and the father of Mary Kay Letourneau.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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In 1996, Curt Pringle (currently mayor of Anaheim) became the first Republican-elected Speaker of the California State Assembly in decades.
While the growth of the county's Hispanic and Asian populations in recent decades has significantly influenced the culture of Orange County, its conservative reputation has remained largely intact. Partisan voter registration patterns of Hispanics, Asians and other ethnic minorities in the county have tended to reflect the surrounding demographics, with resultant Republican majorities in all but the central portion of the county. When Democrat Loretta Sanchez defeated veteran Republican Bob Dornan in the congressional contest of 1996, she was continuing a trend of Democratic representation of that district that had been interrupted by Dornan's 1984 upset of former Congressman Jerry Patterson. Until 1992, Sanchez herself was a Republican, and she is viewed as having moderate or even conservative positions on many issues.
Republicans have responded to the influx of ethnic immigrants by making more explicit efforts to court the Hispanic and Asian vote. In 2004, George W. Bush captured 60% of the county's vote, up from 56% in 2000, despite a higher Democratic popular vote compared with the 2000 election. Although Barbara Boxer won statewide, and fared better in Orange County than she did in 1998, Republican Bill Jones defeated her in the county, 51% to 43%. And while the 39% that John Kerry received is higher than the percentage Bill Clinton won in both 1992 and 1996, the percentage of the vote George W. Bush received in 2004 (60% of the vote) is the highest any presidential candidate has received since 1988, showing a still-dominant GOP presence in the county. In 2006, Senator Dianne Feinstein won 45% of the vote in the county, the highest margin of a Democrat in a Senate race in over four decades. Democratic strength is concentrated in the communities of Santa Ana, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Woods.
The county features prominently in the book Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right by Lisa McGirr. She argues that the county's conservative political orientation in the 20th century owed much to its settlement by Midwestern transplants, who reacted strongly to communist sympathies, the civil rights movement, and the turmoil of the 1960s in nearby Los Angeles — across the "Orange Curtain."
.In the 1970s and 1980s, Orange County was one of California's leading Republican voting blocs and a sub-culture of residents to hold "Middle American" values that emphasized a capitalist religious morality in contrast to West coast progressive liberalism that well existed there.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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.Orange County has a high portion of Republican voters from culturally conservative Asian-American, Middle Eastern and Latino immigrants, many came as refugees from wars and dictatorships, are strongly loyal to policies of the Republican party to defeat communism and radical Islamic terrorism.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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High numbers of Vietnamese-Americans in Garden Grove and Westminster are also Republican loyalists for the party's anti-communist policies. Vietnamese Americans registered Republicans outnumber Democrats at a rate of 55% to 22%. Republican Assemblyman Van Tran was elected to become the first Vietnamese-American to serve in a state legislature and is tied with Texan Hubert Vo as the highest-ranking elected Vietnamese-American in the United States. In the 2007 Special Election for the vacant county supervisor seat following Democrat Lou Correa's election to the state senate, two Vietnamese-American Republican candidates topped the list of 10 candidates, separated from each other by only 7 votes, making the Board of Supervisors all-Republican.

Transportation

Major highways

.Surface transportation in Orange County relies heavily on several major interstate highways: the Santa Ana Freeway (I-5), the San Diego Freeway (I-405 and I-5 south of Irvine), and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605), which only briefly enters Orange County territory in the northwest.^ Orange Co Patient Group, 2315 E. 17th St. Santa Ana (714) 547-2525.
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^ Omega Healthcare Collective Santa Ana/Irvine/Costa Mesa (949) 836-4833 or (714) 862-3713 Call for verification and address.
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^ Close to Freeways (405), (605), and (710).
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.The other freeways in the county are state highways, and include the perpetually congested Riverside and Artesia Freeway (CA/SR-91) and the Garden Grove Freeway (CA/SR-22) running east-west, and the Orange Freeway (CA/SR-57), the Costa Mesa Freeway (SR/CA-55), the Laguna Freeway (CA/SR-133), the San Joaquin Transportation Corridor (CA/SR-73), the Eastern Transportation Corridor (CA/SR-261, CA/SR-133, CA/SR-241), and the Foothill Transportation Corridor (CA/SR-241) running north-south.^ Easy access to 57, 91, 5 and 55 freeways.
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^ Easy Access to 405, 73 & 55 freeways.
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Minor stub freeways include the Richard M. Nixon Freeway (CA/SR-90), also known as Imperial Highway, and the southern terminus of Pacific Coast Highway (CA/SR-1).


Public transit

Transit in Orange County is offered primarily by the Orange County Transportation Authority. .The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) cited OCTA as the best large property transportation system in the United States for 2005. OCTA manages the county's bus network and funds the construction and maintenance of local streets, highways, and freeways; regulates taxicab services; maintains express toll lanes through the median of the Riverside Freeway (SR/CA-91); and works with Southern California's Metrolink to provide commuter rail service along three lines - the Orange County Line, the 91 Line, and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line.^ Enterprise Property Management is a family owned and operated company serving Southern California property owners since 1964.
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^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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The bus network comprises 6,542 stops on 77 lines, running along most major streets, and accounts for 210,000 boardings a day. The fleet of 817 buses is gradually being replaced by LNG-powered vehicles, which already represent over 40% of the total.
Starting in 1992, Metrolink has operated three commuter rail lines through Orange County, and has also maintained Rail-to-Rail service with parallel Amtrak service. On a typical weekday, 40 trains run along the Orange County Line, the 91 Line and the Inland Empire-Orange County Line. Along with Metrolink riders on parallel Amtrak lines, these lines generate over 12,000 boardings per weekday. .Metrolink also began offering weekend service on the Orange County Line and the Inland Empire-Orange County line in the summer of 2006. As ridership has steadily increased in the region, new stations have opened at Anaheim Canyon, Tustin, and Laguna Niguel, and a new station in Buena Park is slated to open in 2008.^ We are now offering laboratory safety testing See delivery services page Orange County Independent Collective of Orange County (ICOC) 24602 Raymond Way #209 Lake Forest (949) 855-4420 Open daily 11-7.
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^ OCCC (Orange County Compassionate Caregivers) Call for verification (714) 476-9270 Open daily 11-8.
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Stations at Placentia and Yorba Linda are proposed for future construction.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will be making its debut in 2008.
A car and passenger ferry service, the Balboa Island Ferry, comprising three ferries running every five minutes, operates between Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island in Newport Beach.
Orange County's only major airport is the John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA). .It is located in unincorporated territory surrounded by the cities of Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, and Irvine.^ LOCATION: Santa Ana, CA .
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Its modern Thomas F. Riley Terminal handles over 8 million passengers annually through 14 different airlines.

Orange County in popular culture

Film and television

Orange County has been the setting for numerous films and television shows:
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  • It is best-known as the setting of the eponymous 2003 Fox Network television drama The O.C. which is set in the Orange County coastal harbor town of Newport Beach (although the series is actually filmed in Los Angeles County to keep production costs down).^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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    It is a very loose and locally criticized interpretation of the county and its residents.
  • It is the subject and setting of the eponymous 2002 movie Orange County. However, the film was not actually filmed in Orange County.
  • It is also the setting of the 2003 sitcom Arrested Development. .Most of the series was not filmed in Orange County, but in Culver City and Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles County.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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    .A running joke in the series that pokes fun at The O.C. is that characters will frequently refer to Orange County as "The O.C.," followed by another character's saying "don't call it that," (mirroring the fact that few actual Orange County residents use the acronym "O.C.").
  • The closing scene in Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise was shot at the Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center.
  • The film Better Luck Tomorrow was shot and set in the cities of Cypress and Anaheim.
  • The film Life as a House was set in Laguna Beach, although it was filmed in Los Angeles County.
  • The film Brick was shot and set in San Clemente
  • MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County was filmed in the Orange County coastal town of Laguna Beach.
  • A key scene in the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was shot and set at The Block at Orange in the city of Orange.
  • The Christian Slater film Gleaming The Cube was filmed in Anaheim and Irvine, at Woodbridge high school.
  • A plot line in the television drama The West Wing involved a dead liberal Democrat unexpectedly winning a Congressional seat from an Orange County district.
  • Orange County is the home of the late Republican President Teddy Bridges on the (now canceled) ABC drama Commander in Chief.
  • Sayid Jarrah from the ABC drama Lost was bound to go to Irvine, where his longtime friend Nadia lives.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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    ^ All rental properties (houses and condos) are professionally managed by Enterprise Property Management, Orange County, CA. .
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    .John Locke, another castaway from the series, is said to work in Tustin.
  • Orange County was the location of the 1994 Charlie Sheen movie The Chase.
  • The Park Place, Irvine corporate mall was the location for futuristic scenes in the 1996 film Demolition Man starring Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.
  • The 2006 film A Scanner Darkly was set in the city of Anaheim.^ Our rental properties are all located in the Orange County, CA area.
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    A freeway scene was shot along the Northbound I-5 in Tustin.
  • The show The Real Housewives of Orange County which is filmed in Coto De Caza.
  • Costa Mesa is the setting for the The X-Files episode "Hungry".
  • In the 2001 film The Fast and the Furious, the scene when the Johnny Tran and his gang catch up with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker blowing up their car was filmed in Garden Grove.
Orange County has also been used as a shooting location for several films and television programs. .Examples of movies at least partially shot in Orange County are Tom Hanks's That Thing You Do, the Coen Brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There, and the Martin Lawrence movie Big Momma's House.^ Available Orange County, CA Rentals - Houses and Condos for rent .
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All three of which were filmed in or around the Old Towne Plaza in the City of Orange.

Music

In 2006, Gwen Stefani, an Orange County native, released a song called "Orange County Girl" for her album The Sweet Escape.

Literature

A number of novels by best-selling fiction and horror author Dean Koontz, a resident of Newport Beach, are set in the area.
Several of the stories in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon's collection, A Model World, are set in Orange County. Chabon studied creative writing at UC Irvine.
.Orange County is the place in which Kim Stanley Robinson's Three Californias Trilogy is set.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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These books depict three different futures of the Orange County (survivors of a nuclear war in The Wild Shore, a developer's dream gone mad in The Gold Coast, and an ecotopian utopia in Pacific Edge). Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly was also set in Orange County.
From his first novel, "Laguna Heat," to more recent books such as "California Girl," mystery-writer T. Jefferson Parker has set many of his novels in Orange County.
The modern fantasy novel "All the Bells on Earth" by James P. Blaylock is set in Orange.

Religion

Orange County is also the base for several significant religious organizations:
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  • Association of Islamic Charitable Project
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange headed by Bishop Tod Brown.
  • Chuck Smith, father of the Jesus People movement, is headquartered at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa.
  • Reverend Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral is in Garden Grove.
  • Trinity Broadcasting Network began as Channel 40 in Tustin, now in Costa Mesa.
  • The Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren and his Saddleback Church (the largest church in California) are in Lake Forest.
  • The Vineyard Christian Fellowship movement began in Orange County.
  • The Newport Beach LDS Temple serves the 50,000 Latter-day Saints in the county.
  • The Merage Jewish Community Center headquartered in Irvine.
  • Grace Lutheran Church in Huntington Beach is leading a Lutheran renewal movement.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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    ^ The following is a partial list of Orange County, CA cities: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Artesia, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Naples, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rowland Heights, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park , Westminster, Yorba Linda.
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    .[8]
  • The Jewish Federation of Orange County.
  • Children of God, AKA "The Family" ,was founded in 1968 in Huntington Beach by David Berg.
  • The Islamic Center of Anaheim
  • The Islamic Educational School (TIES) [9]
  • The Islamic Educational Center of Orange County is based in Costa Mesa.
  • The mosque at the Islamic Society of Orange County in Garden Grove serves one of the largest Muslim communities in the nation.
  • The Islamic Center of Irvine is one of the newest and largest Islamic Centers in the nation.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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    [10]
  • The Baha'i Center of San Clemente was built by members of the Baha'i faith. [11]
  • Pao Fa Temple in Irvine is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries and temples in the United States.
  • The Conservative Lutheran Association is located at Trinity Lutheran Church in Anaheim, headed by Pastor Jim Elmore.
  • The Goddess Temple of Orange County is one of the few Goddess organizations in the U.S. holding regular weekly services.
It should be noted that among the Christian population, the majority of the population with German ancestry follows the various Protestant denominations while the ethnic Irish, Hispanic, and other populations follow Roman Catholicism. There are about 1.04 million Catholics in Orange County [12]. Also, there are about 35 synagogues to serve the sizeable Jewish community in the county.

Master planned communities

.Orange County has a history of large master planned communities.^ Two car attached garage, open floor plan large master and second bedroom.
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.Nearly 30% of the county was created as master planned communities, the most notable being the City of Irvine, Coto de Caza, Anaheim Hills, Tustin Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Talega, and Mission Viejo.^ Beautifully Landscaped Patio Area with Views of City Lights and the Magnificent Vista De Verdes Black Gold Golf Course designed By Arthur Hills.
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^ The following is a partial list of Orange County, CA cities: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Artesia, Brea, Buena Park, Cerritos, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto De Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Mirada, La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Naples, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rowland Heights, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park , Westminster, Yorba Linda.
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Irvine has become the model master planned city, encompassing many villages which were all planned under a master plan by the Irvine Company in the mid-1960s. .Many communities within California and throughout the country (and even outside the country including China) have used these Orange County developments as models for their own planning.^ We manage hundreds of single and multi-family homes and condos throughout Orange County and portions of Los Angeles County.
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Elements such as community clubhouses, numerous community pools, pocket parks, horse trails, and active associations were first established in Orange County master planned communities and have been copied in numerous places throughout the United States.

Notable residents

Main article: Notable Orange County residents
.Due to Orange County's proximity to Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the United States, many film and media celebrities have moved or bought second homes in the county.^ Rental Property Listings - Orange County Below are the homes that we currently have available for rent in Orange County, California.
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Actor John Wayne, who lived in Newport Beach, is the namesake for Orange County's John Wayne Airport. .Orange County has also produced many homegrown celebrities, including golfer Tiger Woods, basketball player Dennis Rodman, a number of professional ballplayers, including retired slugger Mark McGwire, actor Kevin Costner, comedian/actors Steve Martin and Will Ferrell, actresses Michelle Pfeiffer and Diane Keaton, and singers Chester Bennington, Bonnie Raitt, Gwen Stefani, Jeff Buckley, and Drake Bell.^ All rental properties (houses and condos) are professionally managed by Enterprise Property Management, Orange County, CA. .
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The county's most famous resident was perhaps Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, who was born in Yorba Linda and lived in San Clemente for several years following his resignation. His presidential library is in Yorba Linda.

ZIP codes

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See also

References

  1. ^ State of California, Department of Finance (May 2007). E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change — January 1, 2006 and 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-10.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ However, there was already a town by the name of [[Orange County, Virginia|]]
  4. ^ a b c "Orange County Goes Bust", Time Magazine, December 19, 1994. Retrieved on 2007-07-22. 
  5. ^ Orange County Registrar of Voters - District Registration by Party

External links

Government

Media

  • The Orange County Register - OC's chief Newspaper
  • OC Weekly - Orange County's Alternative Newsweekly
  • Orange County Business Journal - Weekly newspaper covering business in OC.
  • KOCE Orange County Public Television (PBS)- Five night per week Orange County news program "Real Orange."
  • SqueezeOC Web site devoted to things to do in Orange County.
  • OC Post Tabloid newspaper from the publishers of the Orange County Register.
  • OCLegend.Com Orange County's Original News Fabricator
  • OCThen.com Published memories from Orange County residents
  • OCVarsity.com Everything you need to know about Orange County High School sports.

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The location of Orange County in California

Orange County (established 1889) is one of the counties of California, in the United States. It is in southern California, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Its county seat and largest city is Santa Ana.

The county has 3,121,251 people,[1] spread across just 948 square miles (2,455 square kilometers). It is the third most populous county in California. The west-flowing Santa Ana River divides the county into north and south parts.[2] On the north, the San Gabriel River forms its border with Los Angeles County. Some other big cities include Anaheim, Orange, Huntington Beach, Fullerton and Irvine. The county is mostly residential.

The highest average income in Orange County is $203,091, in the city of Villa Park. Some famous attractions, such as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, are located in Orange County. The tallest building in Orange County is the 37-story One Broadway Plaza, an unfinished building in Santa Ana. It will be 497 feet (151 m) tall when it is completed.

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