August 25, 1991 |
POSTSUBURBAN CALIFORNIA: The Transformation of Orange County Since World War II, edited by Rob Kling, Spencer Olin and Mark Poster (University of California: $34.95; 303 pp.) . Inhabiting that sensible middle ground between chamber-of-commerce celebration and pugnacious revisionism (polarities our regional histories have too often gravitated toward), this is a winning collection of essays about a county many believe to be paradigmatic of America's suburban future.
September 11, 1990 |
UCI Researchers Awarded Grant: The National Science Foundation has awarded a team of UC Irvine researchers a $450,000 grant to study how computers can be used effectively in manufacturing. Co-directors of the study are Kenneth Kraemer, a professor of management, and Rob Kling, a professor of information and computer science management. The UCI project will include case studies on how computers are coordinated at four manufacturing firms.
December 1, 1991 |
1870--James Irvine buys out his partners for $150,000 and becomes sole owner of the sprawling Irvine Ranch. 1894--James Irvine's son, also named James, incorporates the ranch as the Irvine Co., beginning the transition from grazing to farming. 1897--106-acre Irvine Park donated to the county by James Irvine Jr. 1899--First school built on Irvine Ranch. 1906--James Irvine Jr. relocates his family from earthquake-shattered San Francisco to the Irvine Ranch. 1914--Town of Myford renamed Irvine.
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January 15, 1988 |
Hilary Buff, 17, of Anaheim, an active youth leader at Anaheim's Temple Beth Emet and a Loara High School senior, is the first female student to be elected international president of the United Synagogue of America Youth Program. The group, organized nearly half a century ago, is made up of 25,000 Conservative Jewish teen-agers from the United States, Canada, Israel and England.
April 10, 1994 |
By the new millennium, Orange County residents will live in the electronic neighborhoods of cyberspace. Think of it as a heaven for computer nerds and couch potatoes--or rather mouse potatoes. The county is likely to be divided like a patchwork quilt, with phone companies, cable- and satellite-TV broadcasters and their wireless competitors all claiming a section. They will offer services far more interactive than anything available today.
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March 9, 1986 |
Instead of pen and paper, students at Santa Ana's future high school may write their compositions on word processors. Instead of going to libraries for research, they may use a computer data base. Santa Ana's fourth high school, expected to open for the 1988-89 school year, will be unlike any other in the state, district officials say, because every class, from English to mathematics, will make use of high technology.