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Encyclopedia > Orange, California
City of Orange, California
Official seal of City of Orange, California
Seal
Nickname: Plaza City
Motto: A Slice of Old Town Charm
Location of Orange within Orange County, California.
Location of Orange within Orange County, California.
Coordinates: 33°48′11″N 117°49′57″W / 33.80306, -117.8325
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Founded 1869
Incorporated April 6, 1888
Government
 - Mayor Carolyn Cavecche
Area
 - Total 23.6 sq mi (69.9 km²)
 - Land 23.4 sq mi (60.6 km²)
 - Water 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km²)
Elevation 195 ft (59 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 - Total 128,821
 - Density 5,506.4/sq mi (2,126.5/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 92856
Area code(s) 714
FIPS code 06-53980
GNIS feature ID 1652765
Website: www.cityoforange.org
The Orange Plaza, 1888. The Orange Plaza (whose boundaries were established by the first survey of the site of Richland) is known locally as "The Circle." Efforts to reconstruct the Plaza in a square shape were defeated in 1886, after which a fountain was erected at the center.
The Orange Plaza, 1888. The Orange Plaza (whose boundaries were established by the first survey of the site of Richland) is known locally as "The Circle." Efforts to reconstruct the Plaza in a square shape were defeated in 1886, after which a fountain was erected at the center.
Orange Plaza today. The Olympic Torch passed through this spot on July 26, 1984 on its way to Los Angeles for the Games of the XXIII Olympiad.

The City of Orange is located in Orange County, California, United States. It is approximately 3 miles (6 kilometers) north of the county seat, Santa Ana. Orange is unusual in that many of the homes in its Old Town District were built prior to 1920; whereas many other cities in the region demolished such houses in the 1960s, Orange decided to preserve them. Image File history File links Seal_OrangeCA_small. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Orange_County_California_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Orange_Highlighted. ... -1... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Contents

History

Members of the Tongva and Juaneño/Luiseño nations long inhabited this area. After the 1769 expedition of Gaspar de Portolà, an expedition out of San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico, led by Father Junípero Serra, named the area Vallejo de Santa Ana (Valley of Saint Anne). On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement in Alta California, New Spain. Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... The Juaneño or Acjachemem are a Native American group from Southern California. ... The Luiseño are a Native American people who at the time of the first contacts with the Spanish in the 16th century inhabited the coastal area of southern California, ranging 50 miles from the southern part of Los Angeles County, California to the northern part of San Diego County... Gaspar de Portolà i Rovira (1716 – 1784), a soldier, governor of Baja and Alta California (1767–1770), explorer and founder of San Diego and Monterey. ... San Blas is both a municipality and municipal seat located on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan (Spain) Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1776 (disambiguation). ... Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded on All Saints Day (November 1), 1776. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... map of New Spain in red, with territories claimed but not controlled in orange. ...


In 1801, the Spanish Empire granted 62,500 acres (253 km²) to Jose Antonio Yorba, which he named Rancho San Antonio. Yorba's great rancho included the lands where the cities of Olive, Orange, Villa Park, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach stand today. Smaller ranchos evolved from this large rancho, including the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. An anachronous map of the overseas Spanish Empire (1492-1898) in red, and the Spanish Habsburg realms in Europe (1516-1714) in orange. ... José Antonio Yorba (1746-1825), known also as Don José Antonio Yorba I, was one of the important early settlers of Spanish California (then known as Alta California). ... Olive is an unincorporated parcel of about 25 acres surrounded by the city of Orange, California, USA. The development is located along Lincoln Avenue between Eisenhower Park and Orange-Olive Avenue. ... Motto: Villa Park, the Hidden Jewel Location of Villa Park within Orange County, California Country United States State California County Orange Government  - Mayor W. Richard Ulmer Area  - City 2. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ... Location of Tustin within Orange County, California. ... Official website: http://ci. ... Newport Harbor redirects here. ... In 1810, year of the commencement of the war of Mexican Independence (1810-1821), Jose Antonio Yorba was granted land known as Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana. ...


Don Juan Pablo Grijalva, a retired Spanish soldier and the area's first landowner, was granted permission in 1809 by the Spanish colonial government to establish a rancho in "the place of the Arroyo de Santiago." This article is about a military rank. ... In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ...


After the Mexican-American war, Alta California was ceded to the United States by México with the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, and though many Californios lost titles to their lands in the aftermath, Grijalva's descendants retained ownership through marriages to Anglo-Americans. Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... Mexico or, in Spanish, México, is: Mexico, a federal republic in North America Mexico City, that countrys capital city Mexican Federal District, the federal district containing that capital city Estado de México (State of Mexico), one of that republics 31 constituent states Mexico is also the... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange). ... A Californio was a Spanish-speaking inhabitant of Alta California who lived there when it was a part of Mexico, before it was taken by the United States after the Mexican-American War. ... Look up anglo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 1869, Los Angeles attorneys Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell received, as payment for legal services, 1,385 acres (6 km²) of land from Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, which they quickly subdivided into a one-square-mile town with numerous ten acre (40,000 m²) farm lots surrounding it. Originally the community was named Richland, but the town’s application for a post office was denied in 1873, due to the fact that there was already a Richland in Sacramento County. According to California from the Conquistadores to the Legends of Laguna by Roeger W. Jones, Alfred Chapman (who wanted the name "Lemon"), Andrew Glassell (who favored "Orange"), and two other gentlemen (who pressed for "Olive" and "Walnut") played a hand of poker, and whoever won the game would get to rename the town. Glassell, whose birthplace was Orange County, Virginia (itself named not after the fruit, but after Prince William IV of Orange), won the game, and in January of 1875, Richland was duly renamed Orange. The other suggested names were assigned to streets in the new town. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Alfred Beck Chapman, one of the founders of Orange, was born September 6, 1829 in Greensboro, Alabama. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Sacramento County is a county of the U.S. state of California. ... Alfred Beck Chapman, one of the founders of Orange, was born September 6, 1829 in Greensboro, Alabama. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1734 Seat Orange Area  - Total  - Water 889 km² (343 mi²) 4 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... William IV, Prince of Orange, stadtholder of The Netherlands (May 4, 1711–October 22, 1751), was born in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. ...


The small town was developed around a central Plaza in the form of a traffic circle (or "roundabout") which remains to this day, and was incorporated on April 6, 1888 under the general laws of the State of California. That Orange was the only city in Orange County to be planned and built around a Plaza, earned it the nickname "Plaza City." [1] According to company records, Orange was the first developed town site to be served by the Southern California Railway when its transcontinental rail line (the nation's second) reached Orange County. Columbus Circle, New York City, NY; site of the first traffic circle in the United States completed in 1905 DeSoto Fountain sits in the center of a traffic circle in the city of Coral Gables, Florida. ... A roundabout is a type of road junction at which traffic enters a one-way stream around a central island. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Transcontinental Railroad is a railway that crosses a continent typically from sea to sea. Terminals are at or connected to different oceans. ...


The town experienced its first growth spurt during the last decade of the 19th century (as did many of the surrounding communities), thanks to ever-increasing demands for California-grown citrus fruits, a period some refer to as the "Orange Era." Southern California's real estate "boom" of 1886-1888, fueled by railroad rate wars, also contributed to a marked increase in population. Like most cities in Orange County, agriculture formed the backbone of the local economy, and growth thereafter was slow and steady until the 1950s, when a second real estate boom spurred development. Inspired by the development of a region-wide freeway system which connected Los Angeles' urban center with outlying areas like Orange, large tracts of housing were developed from the 1950s to the early 1970s, and this continues today, albeit at a much slower pace, at the eastern edge of the City. For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ...


Geography

Orange is located at 33°47'16" North, 117°51'00" West (33.802945, -117.832506)[2].


The City has a total area of 27.0 mi² (69.9 km²), 23.1 mi² (59.9 km²) of which is land and 0.5 mi² (1.3 km²) of which is water. The total area is 1.9% water. A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg High °F 65 67 67 71 72 80 89 90 83 77 71 66
73
Avg Low °F 45 46 47 50 54 57 61 62 60 56 50 46
53
Avg Rainfall in. 2.7 2.4 2.5 1.0 0.2 0.1 0 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.3 1.8
12.6
Source: Weatherbase
Orange City Hall, circa 1921. This building was razed in 1964 and is the site of the current Orange City Hall.
Orange City Hall, circa 1921. This building was razed in 1964 and is the site of the current Orange City Hall.

Image File history File links Orange City Hall, circa 1921. ... Image File history File links Orange City Hall, circa 1921. ...

Cityscape

"Old Towne, Orange Historic District," a one square-mile around the original plaza, contains many of the original structures built in the period after the City's incorporation. It is a vibrant commercial district, containing Orange County's oldest operating bank and the oldest operating soda fountain. The Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 (#NPS-#97000617), and is the largest National Register District in California. The Old Towne Preservation Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the district. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... The Old Towne Preservation Association (or OTPA) in Orange, California, is a public benefit non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Olde Town Orange area, a one-square-mile area centered around Orange Plaza. ...


According to State Historic Resource Surveys, Orange is unique among the region and the state in that it has the second largest concentration of historic buildings. A list of all of the buildings and sites in Orange that appear in the National Register of Historic Places can be found at [2], [3], and [4]. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Architectural styles in Old Towne Orange

[Image:Bungalows. ... Artichoke wallpaper, by John Henry Dearle for William Morris & Co. ... A hip roof A bungalow in Chicago with a hipped roof A hip roof on a rectangular plan A hip roof on a varied plan, h denotes a hip, v denotes a valley A Dutch Gable roof, (Australian terminology) hip roof construction in Northern Australia showing multinail truss construction. ... The River Terrace Apartments in Santa Clara, California represent a modern interpretation of the Mediterranean Revival Style. ... Frank Lloyd Wright originated the Prairie Style (open plans, horizontality, natural materials) which was part of the American Arts and Crafts movement (hand craftsmanship, simplicity, function) an alternative to the then dominant Classical Revival Style (Greek forms with occasional Roman influences). ... The Spanish Colonial Revival Style was an architectural movement that came about in the early 20th century after the opening of the Panama Canal and the overwhelming success of the novel Ramona. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ...

Demographics in 2000

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 128,821 people, 40,930 households, and 30,165 families residing in the City. The population density is 2,126.5/km² (5,506.4/mi²). There were 41,904 housing units at an average density of 691.7/km² (1,791.2/mi²). Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The racial makeup of the City is 56.6% White, 1.60% African American, 0.78% Native American, 9.32% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 13.82% from other races, and 3.75% from two or more races. 32.16% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Orange has a large Middle-Eastern community in proportion to its population, notably Iranians and Arab Americans, who have bought homes and own some businesses in the city. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The traditional Middle East and the G8s Greater Middle East. ... Iranian peoples are peoples who speak an Iranian language and/or belong to the Iranian stock. ... Languages Arabic and other minority languages Religions Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, Christianity, Druzism and Judaism Arab diaspora refers to the numbers of Arab immigrants, and their descendants, who voluntarily or as refugees emigrated from their native countries and now reside in non-Arab nations, primarily in Western countries as well...


There are 40,930 households, out of which 37.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% are married couples living together, 11.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% are non-families. 19.5% of all households are made up of individuals, and 6.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.02 and the average family size is 3.43. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The population is spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females, there are 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.7 males.


The median income for a household in the City is $58,994, and the median income for a family is $64,573. Males have a median income of $42,144 versus $34,159 for females. The per capita income for the City is $24,294. 10.0% of the population and 6.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.5% of those under the age of 18 and 7.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

In the state legislature Orange is located in the 33rd Senate District, represented by Republican Dick Ackerman, and in the 60th, 71st, and 72nd Assembly District, represented by Republicans Bob Huff, Todd Spitzer, and Michael D. Duvall respectively. Federally, Orange is located in California's 40th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +8[4] and is represented by Republican Ed Royce. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... GOP redirects here. ... Dick Ackerman Richard Charles Ackerman (born December 5, 1942) is a Republican U.S. politician, who is currently the California State Senate Minority Leader. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Bob Huff is an American politician and member of the California Assembly. ... Todd Allan Spitzer (born November 26, 1960) is a Republican U.S. politician, who is currently a member of the California State Assembly, representing the 71st District. ... Michael D. Duvall was elected to the California State Assembly in 2006. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Edward Randall Ed Royce (born October 12, 1951), an American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the heavily Republican 40th District of California (map) in northen Orange County, including portions of Stanton, Cypress, Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia, and Orange. ...


People and culture

Points of interest

A view of the fountain currently located at the center of the Orange Plaza, dedicated on December 1, 1937. The original fountain had been erected on this spot in 1886. A plaque at the fountain's base proclaims "Whoever passes here, let him remember the brave men of the Orange community who have in all times gone to the defense of their country."

Orange is home to parks, lakes, a small zoo, and a wildlife sanctuary. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2580x1720, 1584 KB)The fountain at Orange Plaza. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2580x1720, 1584 KB)The fountain at Orange Plaza. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orange County Zoo is located inside Irvine Park in the city of Orange. ...


The Block at Orange, an outdoor shopping and entertainment center, is located on the western edge of the City. The Block at Orange is an open-air shopping mall developed by Mills Corporation in Orange, California, a few miles east-southeast of Disneyland. ...


Historically, The Plaza has been primarily home to a wide variety of antique shops-- and has become a well known destination amongst antique collectors. A more recent trend has brought clothing boutiques, and several casual and upscale restaurants to the Plaza. The Plaza also features two Starbucks Coffee locations, Radio Shack, Wells Fargo bank, a Masonic Lodge, and is within walking distance of Chapman University and the newly reconstructed public library. For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds, England Starbucks ( NASDAQ: SBUX) is a large multinational chain of coffee shops, often serving desserts, with a reputation in the US as a center for socializing, particularly among students and young urban professionals. ... RadioShack Corporation (formerly Radio Shack) (NYSE: RSH) runs a chain of electronics retail stores in the United States, as well as parts of Europe. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... In most areas of the world Masons gather together in Masonic Lodges to work the three degrees of Freemasonry: 1° = Entered Apprentice 2° = Fellow Craft 3° = Master Mason Blue Lodge is used to specify the basic Masonic Lodge granting the first three degrees and to differentiate it from other Masonic... Chapman University is a private, nonprofit university located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California, USA. // The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. ...


The "Villa Park Orchards Association" packing house, located along the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF Railway) mainline, is the sole remaining fruit packing operation in Orange County. A packing house is a facility where fruit is received and processed prior to distribution to market. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... The BNSF Railway (AAR reporting marks BNSF), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is one of the four remaining transcontinental railroads and one of the largest railroad networks in North America (only one competitor, the Union Pacific Railroad, is larger in size). ...


The Lewis Ainsworth House is the city's only restored house museum. Lewis and Persis in front of the Ainsworth House The Lewis Ainsworth House is a restored home and museum in the city of Orange, California. ...


Transportation

Automobile

Like most cities in Southern California, the primary means of transportation is the automobile. Orange is situated near many state freeways, as well as Interstate 5, also known as the Santa Ana Freeway. The junction of "the 5" with two state highways (SR 57 "Orange Freeway" and SR 22 "Garden Grove Freeway"), commonly called the "Orange Crush," is one of the busiest interchanges in Orange County, and is located on the southwestern edge of the City. The eastern areas of Orange are served by the Eastern and Foothill Toll Roads, two of California's first toll highways, which connect the city with the cities of Irvine and Rancho Santa Margarita. This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Car redirects here. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Mexican Federal Highway 1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-805 CA 1 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-805 CA 31 I-405 CA 94 I-605 CA 124 I-710 CA 130 I-10 CA 134 CA 135 I-405 CA 158... Southern California freeways The Santa Ana Freeway is one of the principal freeways in Southern California, connecting Los Angeles, California and its southeastern suburbs. ... State Route 57 is the Orange Freeway, a major north-south freeway located entirely within Southern California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-1 LA 0. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Innovation. ... Location Location of Rancho Santa Margarita within Orange County, California. ...


Rail

The town's first rail service, the Santa Ana, Orange & Tustin Street Railway, was a 4.04 mile (6.5 km) long horsecar line that ran between Santa Ana and Orange, beginning in 1886. One year later, the Santa Ana & Orange Motor Road Company purchased the line, using a steam "dummy" car and a single gasoline motorcar as its means of conveyance. In 1906, Henry E. Huntington acquired the company under the auspices of the Los Angeles Inter-Urban Railway and electrified the line. Rapid Transit in San Diego: An original 1886 horse-drawn trolley and its driver participate in a parade celebrating the groundbreaking of the Panama-California Exposition Center in 1911. ... Henry Edwards Huntington (February 27, 1850 - May 23, 1927) was an American railroad pioneer and art collector. ...

The former Mediterranean Revival Style combination depôt of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Orange, California. The structure was dedicated on May 1, 1938, and was closed with the discontinuation of passenger service in 1971. The building was granted historic landmark status by the City on November 15, 1990. In July 2004, the facility was home to a Cask 'n Cleaver restaurant.

Passenger service over the new line operated by Huntington's Pacific Electric Railway began on June 8, 1914, originating at the PE's depot on Lemon Street. The route provided freight service to the local citrus growers, in direct competition with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Pacific Electric sold out in 1961 to the Southern Pacific Railroad, who ultimately abandoned the line in 1964. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2247x996, 364 KB)The former AT&SF railway station in Orange, California in July 2004. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2247x996, 364 KB)The former AT&SF railway station in Orange, California in July 2004. ... The River Terrace Apartments in Santa Clara, California represent a modern interpretation of the Mediterranean Revival Style. ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Pacific Electric Railway main company depot at Sixth Street and Main Street in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ... is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AAR reporting marks ATSF), often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the largest railroads in the United States. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ...


The Santa Fe, under its affiliate the Southern California Railway, laid its first tracks through Orange in 1886, and established its first depot the following year. The route would become part of the railroad's famous "Surf Line", and by 1925, sixteen daily passenger trains (the Santa Fe's San Diegan) made stops in Orange. During peak growing seasons, as many as 48 carloads of citrus fruits, olives, and walnuts were shipped daily from the Orange depot as well. The Surf Line The Surf Line is the name for the railroad line that runs from San Diego to Oakland along Californias Pacific coast. ... The southbound San Diegan passes through San Clemente with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop in April 1973. ... For other uses, see Citrus (disambiguation). ... Popular Japanese fashion magazine throughout the 1990s; the photography of which has recently been reissued in two collections from Phaidon press. ... For the Italian political alliance see Olive Tree, and the color, olive (color). ... This article is about the walnut tree. ...


Rail connections to Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and Northern San Diego County by the Metrolink regional commuter rail network. The Orange Metrolink station's platform is situated adjacent to the former Santa Fe depot in the downtown Historic District, which is also home to an Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus station, is the second busiest station of the entire Metrolink train system due to its position serving as a transfer station for the Orange County and the IEOC Metrolink lines. The former Santa Fe mainline links the cities of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego via a junction north of the station. This article is about the region in California. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, United States along its border with Mexico. ... Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a Regional rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... The Orange Metrolink Station is a railroad station located in Orange, California on a site at one time occupied by two former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway combination depots. ... OCTA logo. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Riverside Government  - Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge Area  - Total 78. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


Airports

John Wayne Airport (SNA) in nearby Santa Ana, California provides daily scheduled airline service for the area. John Wayne Airport (IATA: SNA, ICAO: KSNA, FAA LID: SNA) is located four miles (6 km) south of the central business district of Santa Ana, in an unincorporated area of Orange County, California. ... Location of Santa Ana within Orange County, California. ...


Schools, colleges and universities

Chapman University is a private, nonprofit university located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California, USA. // The mission of Chapman University is to provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens. ... Santiago Canyon College Santiago Canyon College is a two-year community college located at the eastern border of Orange, California at Chapman and Jamboree. ... Orange High School is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California. ... El Modena High School, sometimes called El Mo (or ElMo), is a traditional 4 year public high school located in the El Modena neighborhood in the eastern portion of the city of Orange in Orange County, California. ... Orange Unified School District (OUSD) is a public school district headquartered in Orange, California. ...

Miscellany

Because of its classic "small town" look, many television shows and motion pictures have selected the Historic District (and other parts of Orange) as a backdrop. An up-to-date list of television and movie productions that have utilized at least one area of the City as a filming location can be found at the Internet Movie Database website.


In 1978 and 1979, the California Sunshine was a professional soccer team that played regular season games in Orange. The city roots for major league teams: the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of baseball and the Anaheim Ducks of ice hockey, across the Santa Ana River in Anaheim. Two semi-pro sports teams, the Orange County Elite soccer, and the Orange County Outlaws collegiate baseball teams, actually play in the city, and the Santa Ana Winds women's football team has played some regular season games in Orange as well.[citation needed] California Sunshine are Har-el Prussky and DJ Miko, a Israel. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The Anaheim Ducks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California, USA. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Anaheim redirects here. ... Santa Ana Winds may refer to: 1. ...


Notable residents

  • Dustin Kensrue of the band Thrice lives in Orange.
  • Robby Gordon, NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver
  • Professional skateboarder Ronnie Creager was born in Orange and he still lives here.
  • Don Aase, born in Orange, major league baseball player[5]
  • Michael Lloyd, noted Los Angeles artist of the 1970s, 80's, and 90's, exhibited paintings at Orlando Gallery in Sherman Oaks CA, and various colleges and museums in Southern California. Reviewed by major LA critics in the Los Angeles Times, and major art periodicals.
  • Ruby Keeler, movie actress and part-time Orange resident, is buried in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange Park Acres, east of the city limits.
  • Henry DiCarlo, born in Orange, Television Meteorologist, CBS-2 Los Angeles & KCAL-9 Los Angeles
  • Dan Wells, born in Orange, played alter ego "Stan" of Sami Brady on the NBC show Days of our lives
  • Drew "the clubbin' ace" Wallace, resides in Orange, Team United States of America Olympic croquette member.
  • Novelist Dean Koontz once resided in Orange.
  • Kenny Wilson, world record holder for weightlifting for a 16 year old and founder of R.O.M.P.
  • Brock "Schuetter" Elmore and William Marquis, of the independent hip hop group and record label Murder Corner Industries, reside in Orange.
  • Casey Janssen,Major League baseball player,was born in Orange.

Dustin Michael Kensrue (born November 18, 1980) is a vocalist, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist in the Orange County, California post-hardcore quartet Thrice, as well as a solo artist. ... This article is about a band. ... Robby Gordon (born in Bellflower, California, on January 2, 1969) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series, owning his #7 Ford Fusion, sponsored by Jim Beam, and also owning his #55 Verizon Wireless/Motorola ride which competes part-time in the Busch Series... A skateboarder in the middle of a trick Skateboarding is the act of rolling on or interacting with a skateboard. ... Ronnie Creager (b. ... Donald William Aase (born September 8, 1954 in Orange, California, USA - ) was a pitcher who played from 13 years from 1977 to 1990. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Ruby Keeler, born Ethel Hilda Keeler, (August 25, 1909 – February 28, 1993), was an actress, singer, and dancer most famous for her on-screen coupling with Dick Powell in a string of successful early musicals at Warner Brothers. ... Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania) is an American writer. ... Robert Casey Janssen (born September 17, 1981 in Orange, California) is a MLB pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

Sister Cities

Orange has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ Orange, California Fact Sheet, 2000 Census from the U.S. Census Bureau's American FactFinder
  2. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  5. ^ [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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See also

. ... The Old Towne Preservation Association (or OTPA) in Orange, California, is a public benefit non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Olde Town Orange area, a one-square-mile area centered around Orange Plaza. ...

External links

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