A report on Orange County, California

Orange County map, 1921
Laguna Beach (with Newport beach in background).
Los Angeles County before the secession of Orange County in 1889
A billboard for Nixon's Restaurant in Orange County, circa 1955
One of the few remaining farms near the ocean, 1975. Photo by Charles O'Rear.
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach, Southern Orange County
View of Newport Center and the Santa Ana Mountains from Newport Harbor
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
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley from over Costa Mesa
Major facilities in the Anaheim–Santa Ana edge city, plus the locations of the adjacent downtowns
MainPlace Mall
Orange County Density Map. Darker shades indicate more densely populated areas.
The developing urban core in the City of Irvine.
Newport Center and Fashion Island
State Route 1 winds down the coast over Corona Del Mar State Beach
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center
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.
Street banners promoting the county's two major league teams, the Ducks and the Angels.

Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Southern California.

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Irvine, California

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Much of Irvine was originally part of Rancho San Joaquín, granted in 1842 to José Andrés Sepúlveda, a famed Californio vaquero.
Camp Bonita at Irvine Ranch in 1937
Suburban development in Irvine Ranch in 1975
The developing urban core in the city of Irvine in 2010
A view of the Irvine Business Complex and the 405 Freeway
The planning areas of Irvine
Rue Rueda Gigante Square in Irvine Spectrum
A bridge over the artificial North Lake in Woodbridge, an Atlantic-style neighborhood
University High School in Irvine
McGaugh Hall at the University of California, Irvine
Fountain at Irvine Spectrum Center. The center and its surrounding areas constitute a significant part of Irvine's economy.
Blizzard Entertainment headquarters is located in Irvine.
Among other companies, Toshiba America Electronics is located in the Newport Gateway buildings on MacArthur Boulevard.
Orange County Great Park air balloon ride
The Irvine Transportation Center, also known as the Irvine Station

Irvine is a master-planned city in Orange County, California, United States in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

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.

Anaheim, California

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In 1837, Juan Pacífico Ontiveros, a Californio hencho, was granted Rancho San Juan Cajón de Santa Ana, including all of modern-day Anaheim.
Anaheim in 1879
Anaheim in 1890
Anaheim High School, c. 1900
Anaheim in 1922
Aerial view of Anaheim and Disneyland in 1965
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland during the park's 50th anniversary celebration
Street banners promoting the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Angels
Angel Stadium of Anaheim in 2003
Anaheim City Hall
Anaheim Police Department's MD500E helicopter, ANGEL

Anaheim is a city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Greater Los Angeles

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Greater Los Angeles in yellow and peach; urbanized areas in gray; Los Angeles proper lined in blue; Los Angeles metropolitan area lined in red.
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Downtown Los Angeles in 2016
Many areas are completely filled with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways as observed in Vermont Vista, a Los Angeles neighborhood.
Downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Basin at dawn
Aerial view of Newport Beach in Orange County
San Bernardino Valley
The Ventura coast
Port of Long Beach
Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park
Laguna Beach coastline is popular for sunbathers
Warner Brothers Studios in the San Fernando Valley
Los Angeles Zoo
Cal State LA's The Golden Eagle, consisting of two adjoining structures separated by a promenade.
Rush hour on the Harbor Freeway, Downtown
Map of LA County Metro
Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles
UCLA–USC rivalry, both universities are located in Los Angeles and are members of the Pac-12 Conference. The rivalry between the two is among the more unusual in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports, because the campuses are only 12 miles (19 km) apart, and both are located within the same megacity.
Los Angeles
Long Beach
Anaheim
Map of LA County Metro

Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest metropolitan region in the United States with a population of 18.5 million as of 2021, encompassing five counties in southern California extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County in the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.

Orange, California

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Don Bernardo Yorba, a wealthy Californio ranchero, owned Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, which included all of modern-day Orange.
Peters Canyon Park in east Orange
The former Orange Theatre.
The former Santa Fe depot, now housing a restaurant. Metrolink service at Orange Station uses the adjacent platforms.
Mikey Day
Bert Blyleven
Alexander Lévy
View of the early rural farm community in the town of Orange. A train can be seen on the left.
The Palmyra Hotel and Chapman Avenue in 1890
City of Orange's exhibit for the 1931 Valencia Orange Show, depicting Montezuma in an Aztec temple
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 Daily News bldg., built in 1909
Starbucks Coffee in the Wells Fargo Bank building at the Orange Circle.
Orange City Hall, c. 1921. This building was razed in 1964 and stood on the site of the current Orange Civic Center.
Civic Center (1964), architect Welton Becket.

Orange is a city located in Orange County, California.

Orange County Transportation Authority

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OCTD busses in the 1980s
OC Bus on Route 29A at Buena Park station
Original 1999 proposed route for CenterLine from Fullerton to Irvine. Later, a truncated "starter line" from Santa Ana to Irvine was proposed

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the transportation planning commission for Orange County, California in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Southern California

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Geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

Geographic and cultural region that generally comprises the southern portion of the U.S. state of California.

San Diego Marina district
Sunset in Venice, a neighborhood in Los Angeles
Three Arch Bay in Laguna Beach
California counties below the 36th standard parallel
Topography of the border region
Percent of households with incomes above $150k across LA County census tracts.
Köppen climate types of southern California
Proctor Valley in Chula Vista
Autumn of 2008 in southern California.
Satellite view of southern California, including the Channel Islands
View from La Jolla Cove in San Diego.
Peaks in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino County.
Yucca Valley with Visitor Center in Background in June 2017.
Ocean Beach Sunset in San Diego.
Northridge earthquake shake map
Salton Sea in the Coachella Valley
The Oceanside Pier on the San Diego County coast
Downtown San Bernardino
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

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.

I-5 looking south toward Downtown San Diego, January 2002

Interstate 5 in California

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Major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, stretching from the Mexican border at the San Ysidro crossing to the Canadian border near Blaine, Washington.

Major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, stretching from the Mexican border at the San Ysidro crossing to the Canadian border near Blaine, Washington.

I-5 looking south toward Downtown San Diego, January 2002
I-5 southbound in San Diego toward Mexico, September 2012
I-5 crosses the Los Angeles River twice; the northern of these is on the border between Los Angeles and Glendale
I-5 northbound prior to entering the Newhall Pass Interchange
I-5 in the Newhall Pass Interchange, where it meets I-210 and SR 14 in northern Los Angeles
I-5 in the Central Valley, looking south near Derrick Avenue in Fresno County
I-5 in the Central Valley between Tracy and Patterson
I-5 southbound approaching Weed and Mount Shasta
View of the Grapevine loops looking north toward the San Joaquin Valley c. 1920, before the Ridge Route Alternate was built off to the left
A section of the 1915 Ridge Route in Lebec, abandoned when US 99 (later upgraded to I-5) was constructed over the Tejon Pass in order to make the travel straighter and safer

I-5 enters Orange County at the Cristianitos Road exit.

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.

Mission Viejo, California

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Don Juan Forster purchased Rancho Misión Vieja in 1845.
Aerial view of Lake Mission Viejo and surrounding developments, 2014.
Florence Joyner Olympiad Park
Mission Viejo Library
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Mission Viejo (corruption of Misión Vieja, Spanish for "Old Mission") is a commuter city in the Saddleback Valley in Orange County, California, United States.