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November 26, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the city's three new council members are sworn in on Tuesday, they will be a part of the biggest turnover on the panel since 1925. But the current revamping is taking place under vastly different circumstances than 70 years ago, when Anaheim experienced the worst political turmoil in its history. It was during that time that four members of the Ku Klux Klan were forced off of the City Council (then known as the Board of Trustees) in a recall election.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2000 | STEVE EMMONS
It's 1872, only seven years after the Civil War, only 15 years after Anaheim was founded, a time when this busiest street in the city, Center Street, was only a wide, dirt path nearly impassible after a good rain. This was the region's downtown, home of some local institutions. The two-story adobe at the extreme left, above, was August Langenberger and Benjamin Dreyfus' general store--with the emphasis on "general."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Nestled on one of the oldest and quietest residential streets in Anaheim sits one of the city's most historic spots, the Anaheim Cemetery. In the quaint park, with its neatly trimmed green grass and well-manicured shrubs, rest some of the founding families of the north county area. Many of their names now adorn the area's major streets and buildings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the haze of six decades and hundreds of baseball diamonds and baseball towns, ballplayers recall the orange blossoms of Anaheim. They see the towering palm trees surrounding their park and remember the tidy little baseball field inside, the short walk from downtown, then only a few blocks long. In the evenings, they stopped at wooden fruit stands and filled paper sacks, then raised their hotel windows and ate as March breezes rolled over their aching bodies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2000 | STEVE EMMONS
It was 1918, the last year of World War I, and to intensely patriotic Anaheim this seemed a good idea: Erect a flagpole in the precise center of town. That was in the middle of the town's main intersection, Center Street and Los Angeles Street (now Anaheim Boulevard). Traffic, above, would just have to look out. Six years later the City Council removed the pole as a traffic hazard and held firm when about 1,000 citizens petitioned to have it restored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
A proposal by residents to create a district in the central part of the city to preserve historic homes will be considered Tuesday by the City Council. The Anaheim Colony District would be bounded by North, South, East and West streets. If approved, voluntary guidelines would be established to assist homeowners in retaining a home's historic significance. About 1,100 structures--mainly homes built in the 1920s and earlier--have been identified as having historical or architectural significance.
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July 10, 1989 | MIKE JAMES, Times Staff Writer
In the summer of '67, Roger and I were ready to let our hair grow and experience the country. We had just graduated from one of those snooty Eastern prep schools with a button-down dress code and an academic environment that made everyone who scored below 1,500 on his SATs feel like an underachieving nincompoop. After four years of underachieving, we'd had enough of our 40 classmates for a while and decided to head west. Mind you, Roger and I were very close friends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The historic Mother Colony House, built by George Hansen, the "father of Anaheim" 140 years ago, has been moved three times since 1929. Now, the small, wood-frame house--the city's oldest building--may be moved again. The city, which owns the house on N. West Street near Sycamore Street, recently lost rights to use a neighboring driveway for parking by buses that bring hundreds of schoolchildren each year to tour Orange County's oldest museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His brown hands wrinkled but steady, Leo Castro rifled through an envelope of memories. There, near the snapshot of his segregated Anaheim school, he found what he sought. Dusty with silt from the flood of 1938 was his parents' marriage certificate. Less than a decade after fleeing the Mexican Revolution, on Sept. 22, 1922, Pedro Castro wed Victoria Marquez. The document marks the beginning of the 71-year-old welder's personal history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1999 | Debra Cano, (714) 564-1036
Plans for monuments to identify the Colony Historic District--the central city area that German immigrants called home in the mid-1800s--have been approved by the City Council. Since 1996, city staff and a committee of residents have been working to develop ways to protect, preserve and stabilize the homes and buildings of the area, bounded by North, South, East and West streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2000 | STEVE EMMONS
It was 1918, the last year of World War I, and to intensely patriotic Anaheim this seemed a good idea: Erect a flagpole in the precise center of town. That was in the middle of the town's main intersection, Center Street and Los Angeles Street (now Anaheim Boulevard). Traffic, above, would just have to look out. Six years later the City Council removed the pole as a traffic hazard and held firm when about 1,000 citizens petitioned to have it restored.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1999 | Susan McCormack, (714) 966-5879
The City Council is expected to approve a request by the Community Services Department to change the name of the George Washington park site to Anaheim Colony Park at Tuesday's meeting. "This really gives Colony Park a permanent home," Director of Community Services Christopher K. Jarvi said, referring to the fact that the name "Colony Park" has been used for two distinct sites at different times in Anaheim's history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His brown hands wrinkled but steady, Leo Castro rifled through an envelope of memories. There, near the snapshot of his segregated Anaheim school, he found what he sought. Dusty with silt from the flood of 1938 was his parents' marriage certificate. Less than a decade after fleeing the Mexican Revolution, on Sept. 22, 1922, Pedro Castro wed Victoria Marquez. The document marks the beginning of the 71-year-old welder's personal history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1997 | DEBRA CANO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The historic Mother Colony House, built by George Hansen, the "father of Anaheim" 140 years ago, has been moved three times since 1929. Now, the small, wood-frame house--the city's oldest building--may be moved again. The city, which owns the house on N. West Street near Sycamore Street, recently lost rights to use a neighboring driveway for parking by buses that bring hundreds of schoolchildren each year to tour Orange County's oldest museum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 1997 | DEBRA CANO
A proposal by residents to create a district in the central part of the city to preserve historic homes will be considered Tuesday by the City Council. The Anaheim Colony District would be bounded by North, South, East and West streets. If approved, voluntary guidelines would be established to assist homeowners in retaining a home's historic significance. About 1,100 structures--mainly homes built in the 1920s and earlier--have been identified as having historical or architectural significance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the city's electric utility, a new exhibit tracing its history will be unveiled today at the Anaheim Museum. Anaheim was the first city in Southern California to own and operate its own utilities department and is still the only city in Orange County with its own electric utility, museum officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1995 | GREG HERNANDEZ
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the city's electric utility, a new exhibit tracing its history will be unveiled today at the Anaheim Museum. Anaheim was the first city in Southern California to own and operate its own utilities department and is still the only city in Orange County with its own electric utility, museum officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Ron and Bettyjack Waltz watched anxiously as a huge truck lugged their new house across railroad tracks and into the last vacant lot on Vintage Lane. "I used to live in a house like this," said Ron Waltz as the dilapidated two-story, wood-frame home inched toward its destination. As part of a city-sponsored effort to preserve a downtown neighborhood, older homes scheduled for demolition were sold cheaply to residents in exchange for a commitment to move and restore the structures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the city's three new council members are sworn in on Tuesday, they will be a part of the biggest turnover on the panel since 1925. But the current revamping is taking place under vastly different circumstances than 70 years ago, when Anaheim experienced the worst political turmoil in its history. It was during that time that four members of the Ku Klux Klan were forced off of the City Council (then known as the Board of Trustees) in a recall election.
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