Orange County map, 1921
San Diego Marina district
Map Santa Ana River
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Mill Creek (pictured) is one of the main headwaters tributaries of the Santa Ana River.
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
The channeled mouth of the Santa Ana River between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
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.
One of the few remaining farms near the ocean, 1975. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
Topography of the border region
This segment of the Santa Ana River just downstream of Seven Oaks Dam marks the beginning of the inland riparian zone
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
Bernardo Yorba Adobe was built by Mexican settlers in Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana in 1835
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
Köppen climate types of southern California
The Santa Ana River near Riverside
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
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.
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
Army Corps of Engineers map of the 100-year floodplain of the Santa Ana River
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
The Prado Flood Control Basin on the Santa Ana River has one of the largest remaining riparian zones along the main stem.
MainPlace Mall
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
The Santa Ana River bicycle path
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
The Orangewood Avenue bridge near Angel Stadium of Anaheim
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Newport Center and Fashion Island
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Northridge earthquake shake map
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
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
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.
Taco Bell Headquarters in Irvine
Disneyland in Anaheim
Interstate and state highway system of Southern California
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.
University of California, Los Angeles
California Institute of Technology
Blooming Roses at Huntington Library in San Marino, Los Angeles County, April 2022

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

- Orange County, California

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

- Santa Ana River

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.

- Santa Ana River

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

With surveyor George Hansen, two of the wine colony's founders, John Frohling and Charles Kohler, planted 400,000 grapevines along the Santa Ana River; by 1875, "there were as many as 50 wineries in Anaheim, and the city’s wine production topped 1 million gallons annually."

- Orange County, California

Santa Ana River (San Bernardino, Riverside & Orange Counties)

- 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.

The race begins at the Santa Ana River Jetties and ends at Warner Avenue, Bolsa Chica State Beach.

Newport Beach, California

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Newport Beach was originally part of Rancho San Joaquín, granted in 1842 to José Andrés Sepúlveda, a famed Californio vaquero.
Newport Beach on July 18, 2014
Newport Beach California
Dover and Pacific Coast Hwy Newport Beach, CA
Newport Coastal Path
Linda Isle, Newport Beach, California
The Lido Peninsula
Balboa Island, Newport Beach California. January 2013
West Newport Beach
Upper Newport Bay
Toyota Tacoma in service with the NBFD Lifeguard.
Newport Harbor
Balboa Pier
Orange Coast College sailing school
yacht Zapata II
Cabo San Lucas Race Start 2013
Fishing on the Newport Beach Pier
Newport Beach Boardwalk
Fashion Island in Newport Center
Newport Center
Beer Can Races in Newport Beach
Balboa Pavilion on Main Street
Balboa Pier
Lovell Beach House
Newport Pier
The Wedge (surfing)
Balboa Bay Resort
Newport Beach Boat Show
Orange County Museum of Art

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

The city is bordered on the west by Huntington Beach at the Santa Ana River; on the north by Costa Mesa, John Wayne Airport, the City of Irvine and UC Irvine; and on the east by Crystal Cove State Park.

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.

San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, southern Santa Ana Mountains, April 2007. Note the chaparral vegetation type, typical of the range

Santa Ana Mountains

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San Mateo Canyon Wilderness, southern Santa Ana Mountains, April 2007. Note the chaparral vegetation type, typical of the range
The Santa Ana Mountains, with other Peninsular Ranges and landforms in Southern California.

The Santa Ana Mountains are a short peninsular mountain range along the coast of Southern California in the United States.

They extend for approximately 61 mi southeast of the Los Angeles Basin largely along the border between Orange and Riverside counties.

The range starts in the north at the Whittier Fault and Santa Ana Canyon, through which the Santa Ana River flows.

Santa Ana, California

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Don Bernardo Yorba, a prominent Californio ranchero, owned all of Santa Ana and served as its alcalde (mayor).
José Andrés Sepúlveda, a famed Californio vaquero, purchased most Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, but lost his land claim after the U.S. Conquest of California.
The original Mission Revival style Santa Ana Public Library, built 1901-05.
A city poster, circa 1932.
The Spanish Revival style Lathrop Jr. High School, demolished 1970.
Downtown Santa Ana.
Centennial Regional Park.
The historic California Churrigueresque style Santora Building.
The Pacific Symphony Center.
The historic Casa del Rey.
The Ebell Society of Santa Ana.
Historic Downtown Santa Ana.
Downtown Santa Ana.
W.H. Spurgeon Building.
The Bowers Museum.
The West End Theatre.
Historic YMCA Building.
Santa Ana Post Office.
Santa Ana City Hall.
Mater Dei High School.
California Coast University.
The Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center was built in 1985.
Discovery Cube Orange County.

Santa Ana is a city and the county seat of Orange County, California.

Located in the Greater Los Angeles region of Southern California, the city's population was 310,227 at the 2020 Census, making Santa Ana the 13th-most populous city in California and the 4th densest large city in the United States (behind only New York City, San Francisco, and Boston).

Running through the west end of the city is the mostly channelized Santa Ana River, which is also largely seasonal due to the construction of the Prado Dam and Seven Oaks Dam.