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February 11, 1986 | Andy Rose
An Orange man who died after his car left Chapman Avenue and slammed into a brick wall was identified Monday by coroner's officials as 36-year-old Harlan Scheller. Scheller was traveling east in his Volkswagen when he strayed off Chapman onto Chandler Ranch Road and hit the wall about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, according to police. He died after being transported to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
January 15, 1985 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Forward Colin Moss made all the big plays as El Modena High School emerged as the only undefeated team in the Century League following a 61-43 win over Orange Monday night. Moss led all scorers with 20 points and had 13 rebounds as the Vanguards improved to 3-0 in the eight-team league and 9-3 overall. Orange slipped into a four-way tie for second place with Santa Ana, Santa Ana Valley and Foothill at 2-1 and is 8-6 overall.
January 25, 2005 | Steve Harvey
Orange's credentials as the largest city in the nation to be named after a food have been affirmed, at least to my satisfaction, by cable TV host Franklin Ruehl. As you no doubt recall, Orange received this honor in the new book "The Largest U.S. Cities Named After a Food and Other Mind-Boggling Geography Lists from Around the World." But a reader wrote to this column afterward, wondering if the larger town of Buffalo, N.Y., merited the distinction.
A 3-year-old girl was in serious condition Monday evening after she tumbled out a second-floor bedroom window onto an asphalt alley. The child, Diedre Anderson, had been playing with her two sisters in the rear bedroom of their apartment at 1449 E. Grove Ave. in Orange, when she apparently climbed on a bookshelf under the window, pulled open the window and pushed the screen, her mother Mindy Anderson said.
August 19, 1988
American Savings & Loan Assn. has paid $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 21 families in Orange who alleged that their homes were damaged because developers did not properly pack the soil before building, an attorney for the homeowners said Thursday. The homeowners, who recently received from $30,000 to $90,000 each, had sought reimbursement for the expense of repairing several problems in their houses, ranging from cracked slabs to fireplaces separating from walls.
May 27, 2003 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Two women were killed and a third seriously injured Monday when their van was broadsided while leaving an Orange cemetery after a Memorial Day service. Mary Flores, 46, of San Clemente and Mary Elliott, 73, of Lake Forest died about 11:30 a.m. just outside the gates of Holy Sepulcher Cemetery on Santiago Canyon Road, police said. The women were turning left onto Santiago Canyon in the GMC van when a Jeep Cherokee slammed into them, causing the van to roll several times.
August 9, 2009 | Scott Marshutz
After Diana and Stuart Livingstone bought this two-story brick Italianate estate home in Old Towne Orange from a Catholic missionary in 1987, they realized they had stretched themselves to the brink of financial disaster. The timing couldn't have been worse: The stock market crashed that year, and Diana found out she was pregnant with the couple's second child shortly after they opened escrow. To recoup some cash, they rented the property out for two years before beginning the monumental task of updating the house, which was built in 1923 by Dr. Arthur Domann, one of the city's early physicians.
August 1, 2010 | By Alison Bell, Special to The Times
Orange. Riverside. Thousand Oaks. A handful of cities from a handful of Southern California counties, all with descriptive names and years of history behind them. But today, do these cities still live up to their name? The short answer: no, sort of, and yes. Let's start with the city of Orange, which took a while to grow into its name. When it was founded in 1871, Orange was primarily cattle land. City founders, however, hoped irrigation would transform the area into farmland, and therefore named it Richland in anticipation of the agricultural bounty that was to come, according to Phil Brigandi, author of Orange County Place Names A to Z. Two years later, however, officials discovered that a city near Sacramento had already staked claim to the name Richland.
March 26, 1989
Re: Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates I don't believe we can "afford" Brad Gates, either morally or financially. CARL FLODER La Palma
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