Orange County map, 1921
San Diego Marina district
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Newport Beach was originally part of Rancho San Joaquín, granted in 1842 to José Andrés Sepúlveda, a famed Californio vaquero.
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
Newport Beach on July 18, 2014
One of the few remaining farms near the ocean, 1975. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
Topography of the border region
Newport Beach California
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
Dover and Pacific Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
Köppen climate types of southern California
Newport Coastal Path
Aerial view of an edge city: Irvine Business Complex (top), John Wayne Airport runway (upper center), South Coast Metro buildings (lower center) and below, the South Coast Plaza mall
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
Linda Isle, Newport Beach, California
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
The Lido Peninsula
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
Balboa Island, Newport Beach California. January 2013
MainPlace Mall
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
West Newport Beach
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Upper Newport Bay
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Toyota Tacoma in service with the NBFD Lifeguard.
Newport Center and Fashion Island
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Newport Harbor
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Northridge earthquake shake map
Balboa Pier
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
Orange Coast College sailing school
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
yacht Zapata II
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. Anaheim Stadium can be seen under construction near the upper left.
Downtown San Bernardino
Cabo San Lucas Race Start 2013
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine
Fishing on the Newport Beach Pier
Disneyland in Anaheim
Newport Beach Boardwalk
Interstate and state highway system of Southern California
Fashion Island in Newport Center
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway's combined Super Chief-El Capitan pulls into Los Angeles's Union Passenger Terminal on September 24, 1966.
Newport Center
University of California, Los Angeles
Beer Can Races in Newport Beach
California Institute of Technology
Balboa Pavilion on Main Street
Blooming Roses at Huntington Library in San Marino, Los Angeles County, April 2022
Balboa Pier
Lovell Beach House
Newport Pier
The Wedge (surfing)
Balboa Bay Resort
Newport Beach Boat Show
Orange County Museum of Art

Orange County is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California.

- Orange County, California

Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, California, United States.

- Newport Beach, California

The region generally contains ten of California's 58 counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.

- Southern California

Six cities in Orange County are on the Pacific coast, including Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente.

- Orange County, California

One guest on You Bet Your Life in 1954 was mayor of Newport Beach and specifically noted that Balboa was a congregating point for southern Californian young people over Easter break, with 35,000 visiting the town of 18,000.

- Newport Beach, California

949 – Southern Orange County (including Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, and San Clemente)

- Southern California

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Huntington Beach, California

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Huntington Beach was originally part of Rancho Las Bolsas. In 1872, Californio ranchero Ramón Yorba (pictured) was patented for half of the rancho, along with Juan José Murillo.
The Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach at sunset
Huntington Harbour from the air
Oil wells, 1926
Oil Platform Emmy HB, March 2013
San Pedro Bay Outer Continental Shelf Operations Map with oil platforms as of 2012- Edith, Elly, Ellen, Eureka (federal leases) and Ester, Emmy, Eva (state leases)
Downtown Huntington Beach
Surfers abound near Huntington City Pier.
A wooden fence along the Bolsa Chica bike path
Huntington Beach during the day
Bolsa Chica surf
Huntington Central Park
The Bolsa Chica Wetlands near the Brightwater housing development
HBFD Engine 45 on Main Street in Huntington Beach.
Huntington Beach Police Department MD520N helicopter

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California, located 35 mi southeast of Downtown Los Angeles.

It is bordered by Bolsa Chica Basin State Marine Conservation Area on the west, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest, by Seal Beach on the northwest, by Westminster on the north, by Fountain Valley on the northeast, by Costa Mesa on the east, and by Newport Beach on the southeast.

Santa Ana River

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Map Santa Ana River
Mill Creek (pictured) is one of the main headwaters tributaries of the Santa Ana River.
The channeled mouth of the Santa Ana River between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach
The Transverse Ranges were formed by uplift along the San Andreas Fault. Santa Ana Canyon is between the first and second ridges and Big Bear Lake is in the background.
This segment of the Santa Ana River just downstream of Seven Oaks Dam marks the beginning of the inland riparian zone
Bernardo Yorba Adobe was built by Mexican settlers in Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana in 1835
The Santa Ana River near Riverside
The Santa Ana River flooding in 1938, just downstream of Santa Ana Canyon. This view, taken by a Los Angeles Times photographer from a United Air Lines "Mainliner", shows flooded agricultural fields in central Orange County, with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.
Army Corps of Engineers map of the 100-year floodplain of the Santa Ana River
The Prado Flood Control Basin on the Santa Ana River has one of the largest remaining riparian zones along the main stem.
The Santa Ana River bicycle path
The Orangewood Avenue bridge near Angel Stadium of Anaheim

The Santa Ana River is the largest river entirely within Southern California in the United States.

It rises in the San Bernardino Mountains and flows for most of its length through San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, before cutting through the northern Santa Ana Mountains via Santa Ana Canyon and flowing southwest through urban Orange County to drain into the Pacific Ocean.

The mouth of the river is located in a small tidal lagoon between Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach.

John Wayne Airport

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FAA airport diagram
Orange County Airport, the 1950s
Orange County Airport terminal, circa 1967
Orange County Airport terminal, 1971
Terminal groundbreaking, October 1988
AirCal MD-80 jet at John Wayne Airport, 1981
The bronze statue of John Wayne in the airport's main lobby, 2009
Terminal C gate areas
Terminal C commuter gates
The shorter runway 20L at SNA, circa 2014
Private jets on the apron at John Wayne Airport at Atlantic Aviation

John Wayne Airport is a commercial and general aviation airport that serves Orange County, California, and the Greater Los Angeles area.

John Wayne Airport is surrounded by the cities of Irvine, Newport Beach, and Costa Mesa, although its IATA airport code and mailing address are both registered to Santa Ana, the county seat.

The area around John Wayne Airport has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb) characteristic of coastal Southern California.