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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 25, 1999 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A new library designed to look like a rambling 19th century mansion will be a key part of the Irvine Ranch Headquarters Historic Park under a plan approved this week by the Board of Supervisors. There was controversy about placing the Lower Peters Canyon Branch Library on the historical Irvine property. Detractors argued that the project could alter the look of the Irvine family grounds, the original buildings of which were constructed in 1876.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS
William J. Starbuck arrived in Fullerton in the 1880s to open a drugstore, but he wound up doing more than that. In a dirt-road town with ambitions to become a city, the Gem Pharmacy on the south side of the 100 block of East Commonwealth Avenue became the city's telephone exchange, soda fountain, social center and general dry-goods outlet.
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