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July 22, 1989 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
Orange County real estate firms wasted no time Friday in offering their services to Vice President Dan Quayle after The Times disclosed that the Quayles may buy a vacation home in the area. Quayle press secretary David Beckwith said the vice president's office in Washington received "more than a few calls" from real estate firms throughout the state, including several from Orange County. "It was the big real estate chains," he said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1995
Just north of Irvine Lake stands tree-shrouded Fremont Canyon. Contrary to popular belief, the canyon was not named after 1850s presidential candidate John C. Fremont. The picturesque area got its name from a farmer named Smith, who grazed his sheep in the upper canyon area in the 1870s. Smith campaigned for Fremont and "talked so much of his old boss that he was given the nickname 'Fremont,' " according to the book "Historic Place Names in Orange County." The name stuck.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1992
The Feb. 23 letter titled "Another Sign of Ignorance" is itself a sign of ignorance of Orange County history. I am not familiar with the street sign under criticism, but it must have some relationship to Moro Canyon, also spelled with one r and part of the original Irvine Ranch. The old-timers in Orange County know the canyon by its original spelling, and I believe it is so listed today. The WPA reports of the '30s used the Moro spelling (see the "Centennial Bibliography of Orange County, California")
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