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Orange County Almanac

October 29, 1994

There are 1,700 lighted street signs in Irvine.

City officials know because they counted them.

The city recently calculated the cost of putting block numbers on the large brown street-name markers that hang from traffic signals.

Officials discovered that the numbers can't simply be added to the existing signs. Rather, all 1,700 signs would have to be replaced, at a cost of $289,000, said Robert W. Tracy, acting public works director.

Officials also found that adding the block numbers would require reducing the size of the letters that spell out the street names.

Citing a poor "cost-benefit ratio," Tracy is not recommending any change.


Looking for a Halloween activity for your kids that won't scare their socks off?

The Children's Museum in La Habra is presenting an "Un-haunted House" for young children today and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Storybook characters will lead trick-or-treaters through a "non-scary" Mother Gooseland.

The cost is 50 cents per child.

The Children's Museum is at 301 S. Euclid St.

Information: (310) 905-9793.

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