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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1994
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa are at peace today, but in the 1930s the neighboring cities took part in a fierce but friendly rivalry. Things came to a head at Newport Harbor High School, which opened in 1930. The high school served students from both cities. According to the book "Historic Place Names of Orange County," students quickly came up with names to describe their rivals' hometown. Newport Beach students referred to Costa Mesa as "Goat Hill"--a reference to the vast farmland in the city.
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March 9, 1990 | Clipboard researched by Elena Brunet, Dallas M. Jackson and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
Lots of us change our names, even cities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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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