Orange County, California

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Orange County is a county located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California.wikipedia
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Los Angeles metropolitan area

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Orange County is a county located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California.
The metropolitan area is defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), consisting of Los Angeles and Orange counties, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by the United States Census Bureau and other agencies.

Anaheim, California

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The county's four most populous cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana (the county seat), Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000.
Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Santa Ana, California

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The county's four most populous cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana (the county seat), Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. 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.
Santa Ana is a city in and the county seat of Orange County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Irvine, California

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The county's four most populous cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana (the county seat), Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000.
Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Huntington Beach, California

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The county's four most populous cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana (the county seat), Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. Several cities are on the Pacific coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente.
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California, located 35 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles.

Fullerton, California

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Older cities like Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Fullerton have traditional downtowns dating back to the 19th century, while newer commercial development or "edge cities" stretch along I-5 between Disneyland and Santa Ana and between South Coast Plaza and the Irvine Business Complex, and cluster at Irvine Spectrum.
Fullerton is a city located in northern Orange County, California, United States.

South Coast Metro

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Older cities like Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Fullerton have traditional downtowns dating back to the 19th century, while newer commercial development or "edge cities" stretch along I-5 between Disneyland and Santa Ana and between South Coast Plaza and the Irvine Business Complex, and cluster at Irvine Spectrum.
The South Coast Metro is a district in Orange County, California within the cities of Santa Ana and Costa Mesa.

Acjachemen

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Members of the Tongva, Juaneño, and Luiseño Native American groups long inhabited the area.
They traditionally lived along the coast in what is now Orange and San Diego counties.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan CapistranoReturn of the Swallowannual springtime return
On November 1, 1776, Mission San Juan Capistrano became the area's first permanent European settlement.
Today, it is located at 26801 Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California.

Orange County Board of Supervisors

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In the end, Santa Ana defeated Anaheim in such referendum and elected right leaning officers, with some, including one of the primary lobbyists for the creation of the county, Henry W. Head, elected to the Board of Supervisors while being a member of the Ku Klux Klan (even though “...the Klan wasn't even supposed to exist at this time, with Bedford [ Nathan Bedford Forrest, Grand Wizard of the Klan] having officially told the Klan to disband and burn all belongings.”), with Head’s son, Horace Head, elected as District Attorney of the soon to be county, who was known to, as stated by the OC Weekly, threaten “...any Mexicans who walked in front of their homes with shotguns when not burning crosses on front lawns,” along with Horace Head supporting and defending his fathers affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is the five-member governing body of Orange County, California along with being the executive of the county.

Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana

Santiago de Santa Ana
Both these men were given land grants—Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively.
Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana was a 63414 acre Spanish land concession in present-day Orange County, California, given by Spanish Alta California Governor José Joaquín de Arrillaga in 1810 to Jose Antonio Yorba and his nephew Pablo Peralta.

Santa Ana Mountains

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In 1887, silver was discovered in the Santa Ana Mountains, attracting settlers via the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads.
They extend for approximately 61 mi southeast of the Los Angeles Basin largely along the border between Orange and Riverside counties.

Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Spectrum Center
Older cities like Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Fullerton have traditional downtowns dating back to the 19th century, while newer commercial development or "edge cities" stretch along I-5 between Disneyland and Santa Ana and between South Coast Plaza and the Irvine Business Complex, and cluster at Irvine Spectrum.
Irvine Spectrum is a district in southeastern Irvine, Orange County, California, centered around the Irvine Spectrum Center shopping and lifestyle center.

Newport Beach, California

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Several cities are on the Pacific coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente. 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.
Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, California, United States.

Los Angeles County, California

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After several failed attempts in previous sessions, the California legislature passed a bill authorizing the portion of Los Angeles County south of Coyote Creek to hold a referendum on whether to remain part of Los Angeles County or to secede and form a new county to be named “Orange” as directed by the legislature.
The county originally included parts of what are now Kern, San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo, Tulare, Ventura, and Orange counties.

Rancho Los Nietos

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Both these men were given land grants—Rancho Los Nietos and Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, respectively. Among those who came with Portolá were José Manuel Nieto and José Antonio Yorba.
Located in present-day Los Angeles County and Orange County, California.

Buena Park, California

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Agriculture, such as that involving the boysenberries made famous by Buena Park native Walter Knott, began to decline after World War II.
Buena Park is a city in northwestern Orange County, California, in the Los Angeles metropolitan area about 12 miles (20 km) northwest of downtown Santa Ana, the county seat.

Rancho Los Alamitos

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The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes.
Rancho Los Alamitos takes its name from an 1834 Mexican partition of the 1784 Rancho Los Nietos, a Spanish concession, covering an area in present-day California's southwestern Los Angeles County and northwestern Orange County.

Pacific Electric

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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.
Organized around the city centers of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, it connected cities in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County.

Southern California

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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.
The region contains ten counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties.

Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana

Cañón de Santa Ana
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.
Rancho Cañón de Santa Ana was a 13328 acre land grant in present-day Orange County, California given by Mexican governor José Figueroa in 1834 to Bernardo Yorba.

Rancho Las Bolsas

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The Nieto ranches were known as Rancho Los Alamitos, Rancho Las Bolsas, and Rancho Los Coyotes.
Rancho Las Bolsas was a 33460 acre 1834 Mexican land grant resulting from the partition of Rancho Los Nietos, located from the coast on inland within present day northwestern Orange County, California.

John Wayne Airport

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El Toro Marine Corps Air Station was designated by a voter measure in 1994 to be developed into an international airport to complement the existing John Wayne Airport.
John Wayne Airport is a commercial and general aviation airport that serves Orange County, California, and the Greater Los Angeles area.

County statistics of the United States

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As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth most populous in the U.S., and more populous than 21 U.S. states.

Orange, California

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The Peralta Hills extend westward from the Santa Ana Mountains through the communities of Anaheim Hills, Orange, and ending in Olive.
Orange is a city located in Orange County, California.