Costa Mesa Historical Society

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1966. The society is not a city department. It is, rather, a 100% volunteer organization staffed by private citizens dedicated to fulfilling the society’s mission: preserving and promoting the history of Costa Mesa. The society accomplishes its mission through regular public events, community collaborations, and its collection at two museums. The collection comprises over 70,000 items, including 1,500 books, 30,000 photos, and 100 GB of newspapers, as well as countless personal archives, maps, oral histories, digital media, textiles, and more. The society shares its collection with a broad audience through permanent and temporary exhibits. Exhibits are meant to engage and excite the public about the historical society’s collection by highlighting representative or unique objects on a particular topic. Exhibits don’t have to be in a museum. Metro Car Wash, for instance, displays some fifty pictures from the society’s collection. The society’s books, newsletter, and website are other “venues” for the collection. If you care about local history and want to share your love with others, consider becoming a member or volunteering. We'd love to have you.

Mission: The Costa Mesa Historical Society is committed to promoting and preserving the community's history. The society operates two museums, hosts monthly lectures, and holds regular public events to share our city's unique heritage.

Now we "know the rest of the story"...
04/20/2020
Elizabeth

Now we "know the rest of the story"...

Hi, everyone! In 2012, my brother told me about a private neighborhood located on the bluff just above Irvine Avenue called Cherry Lake. According to local legend, it was fed by springs. But spring-fed lakes on the coast of California are uncommon. I dug into maps, newspaper accounts, environmental reports from the fifties and community memory to uncover and natural and non-natural of one of the best kept secrets in Newport Beach. Here is the Mystery of Cherry Lake.

04/13/2020

Get caught up on Costa Mesa history by checking out our newsletters. Our online archive goes back to 2012. Some recent topics include Costa Mesa's Civil War Veterans, Mapping Costa Mesa History, Remembering Ralph Leon, and Memories of Mildred Matthews.

https://www.costamesahistory.org/topics/newsletters/

03/17/2020

The Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum and the Diego Sepulveda Adobe are temporarily closed to the public, effective immediately, to safeguard the health of our visitors and volunteers. This page will be updated as the situation changes. We look forward to re-opening as soon as it is safe to do do. Stay well!

03/15/2020
Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee

Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee

Hey South Coast Plaza, happy birthday! on this day 53 years ago, Hal and Henry Segerstrom opened the mall that's now the largest shopping center on the west coast. Keep being Costamazing, South Coast!

03/13/2020

In case anyone missed it, we regret to inform you that this Sunday's event at the OCC Planetarium has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

The Costa Mesa Historical Society has a huge collection of picture frames for sale. These frames are priced to move! If ...
03/12/2020

The Costa Mesa Historical Society has a huge collection of picture frames for sale. These frames are priced to move!

If you're interested, please visit us at the museum between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays or call (949) 631-5918 to schedule an appointment.

Help us make room for more of our collection!

Some of the best classes I've ever taken were right here at Orange Coast College. Check out this aerial shot of the camp...
03/11/2020

Some of the best classes I've ever taken were right here at Orange Coast College. Check out this aerial shot of the campus in the 1960s, courtesy of our friends at the Orange County County Clerk-Recorder & County Archives. Who else loved their time as a student here?

If you'd like to learn more about the past and future of this Costa Mesa institution, join us at the OCC Planetarium this Sunday, March 15, at 3 p.m. As part of this double feature event, Doug Bennett, the Executive Director of OCC, will be discussing the history of the school from its founding in 1947 all the way up to the present. Best part - it's free!

Or, if you want to make a day out of it, join us a little bit earlier at 1:30 p.m. and enjoy the immersive experience of the campus's brand new planetarium theater. The director of the planetarium himself, Scott Mitchell, will be leading a presentation on "Our Sun - The Living Star." The movie is $6 for non-members, and free to members who call (657) 401-7909 for tickets this Thursday or Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Few places have touched the lives of so many people in this city. We hope you'll join us to learn about the history -- and future -- of this Costa Mesa gem.

Last night we mentioned the former Edwards Cinema on Adams. Does anyone remember when it looked like this? Photo courtes...
01/27/2020

Last night we mentioned the former Edwards Cinema on Adams. Does anyone remember when it looked like this? Photo courtesy Orange County Archives. #MemoryMonday

The same architects designed the Mesa Verde Library and the former Edwards Cinema on Adams.
01/27/2020

The same architects designed the Mesa Verde Library and the former Edwards Cinema on Adams.

The Costa Mesa Civic Center in 1967. Groundbreaking was in ‘66 on former Santa Ana Army Base land. Love the fountain that is just rock now.

City of Costa Mesa
01/26/2020

City of Costa Mesa

The City of Costa Mesa joins the entire community in mourning the loss of OCC Baseball Coach John Altobelli, who was a passenger on the helicopter that crashed today and took his life and the life of basketball legend and local businessman Kobe Bryant along with Kobe's daughter and six others. We send our condolences to the Altobelli and Bryant families and all those at Orange Coast College who are in mourning today.

* UPDATE: It is also being reported that Altobelli's wife and daughter were also passengers on the helicopter.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/01/26/orange-coast-college-baseball-coach-john-altobelli-dies-in-helicopter-crash-with-kobe-bryant/?__twitter_impression=true&__twitter_impression=true

Hurry, time is running out! Today is the last day to purchase tickets to our annual installation dinner -- a fun night o...
01/17/2020
Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution - Installation Dinner 2020 - Costa Mesa Historical Society

Hurry, time is running out! Today is the last day to purchase tickets to our annual installation dinner -- a fun night of history, community, and delicious eats.

This year, genealogist Letty Rodella will speak on the forgotten role of Spanish patriots in the American Revolution.

The dinner, catered by local favorite, the Newport Rib Company, will be held at the beautiful Halecrest Park Swim & Tennis Club on January 24th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased today!

Get your tickets at https://costamesahistory.org/dinner or call us before 3 p.m. at (949) 631-5918.

Join us for one of our most popular events of the year: the 2020 installation dinner! This year, guest speaker Letty Rodella, President of the Society of Hispanic, Historical and Ancestral Research, will discuss an under-studied part of our nation’s history, “Spanish Patriots during the American...

You may think you know everything about the American Revolution. But what do you know about the role of Spanish patriots...
01/11/2020
Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution - Installation Dinner 2020 - Costa Mesa Historical Society

You may think you know everything about the American Revolution. But what do you know about the role of Spanish patriots in our fight for independence? Join us as genealogist Letty Rodella guides us through this intriguing, understudied history.

Tickets to our annual dinner cost $25 per person and include a feast of Newport Rib Company chicken and tri-tip. Click the link below to buy tickets to this fun and educational event at the Halecrest Club House.

Join us for one of our most popular events of the year: the 2020 installation dinner! This year, guest speaker Letty Rodella, President of the Society of Hispanic, Historical and Ancestral Research, will discuss an under-studied part of our nation’s history, “Spanish Patriots during the American...

Heroes Hall
01/08/2020

Heroes Hall

Did you know? Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy himself, was stationed at the Santa Ana Army Air Base, where the OC Fair now sits.

Autry was determined to serve his country during World War II, and had prior flying experience. He joined the Army Air Corps on July 26, 1942 during a live broadcast of his Melody Ranch radio show and was sent to Santa Ana Army Air Force Base in 1943 for basic pre-flight training.

Find out more about the SAAAB and its fascinating history by taking a visit to Heroes Hall, open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

01/01/2020

Happy New Year
from the Costa Mesa Historical Society!

Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee
12/19/2019
Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee

Costa Mesa Historical Preservation Committee

Did you know that on this day in history that former resident and Costa Mesa Notable Misty May-Treanor led CSU Long Beach to victory in the 1998 NCAA Division 1 championship tournament? Not only did the 1998 team earn the championship, but they also earned the distinction of being the first women's volleyball team to have an undefeated season!

Learn about all of Costa Mesa's Notables here:
https://www.costamesaca.gov/city-hall/commissions-and-committees/historical-preservation-committee/costa-mesa-notables

we sadly announce that southern california historian Phil Brigandi passed away thursday night after a heart attack sunda...
12/14/2019

we sadly announce that southern california historian Phil Brigandi passed away thursday night after a heart attack sunday. Phil was one of our "go to" speakers and is pictured here at our early california days event june first. he was a major researcher and contributor to the local historical landscape for decades and will be greatly missed. more on his life and contributions can be found on his website at: http://www.socalhistoryland.mysite.com/article_1.html

Costa Mesa Police Department
12/13/2019

Costa Mesa Police Department

#Tbt to the early 8️⃣0️⃣s. Santa paid a visit to a Costa Mesa school in our Eagle 1. 🎅🏼👮🏻‍♂️ #bestteam

Vintage Southern California
12/09/2019

Vintage Southern California

How I miss this place on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa. It seems there are fewer and fewer places for families to go and enjoy this kind of entertainment.Great memories!

Fans of unusual cars may want to check out this post from Undiscovered Classics. It reproduces a 1952 Westways article t...
12/04/2019
Plastic Cars Are Here – Westways Magazine: July, 1952

Fans of unusual cars may want to check out this post from Undiscovered Classics. It reproduces a 1952 Westways article that talks about the first generation of fiberglass cars, including the Lancer and the Glasspar, built right here in Costa Mesa.

"The other day I had a thrilling ride in an amazing car. The car was the Lancer, built in Costa Mesa by Eric Irwin. We scooted around 90 degree corne(...)

This year, please consider supporting local history on #GivingTuesday.The Costa Mesa Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) n...
12/03/2019
Donate - Costa Mesa Historical Society

This year, please consider supporting local history on #GivingTuesday.

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 100% volunteer organization. It is not a city department. Rather, it is supported by people like you who are dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Costa Mesa.

Each year, the society promotes local history through regular public events, community collaborations, and its vast collection at two museums. This collection boasts some 1,500 books, 30,000 photos, and 100 GB of newspapers, as well as countless personal archives, maps, oral histories, digital media, textiles, and more — all available to the general public.

We can only accomplish this with your support. So thank you for helping to keep local history alive.

Your donation helps protect and preserve Costa Mesa history. Please support our work by donating today. If you would like to donate by credit card, debit card, or PayPal please press the donate button below. You will be taken to the PayPal website to complete your contribution. If you prefer to dona...

Anyone remember the Music Market?
12/02/2019

Anyone remember the Music Market?

The old school Music Market crew, circa 1982 or so. Who remembers walking up these brick steps and hanging a left into Music Market (or descending them and turning right if you had a quick drink at Bilbo Baggins first)? Photo courtesy Mark Ludes. (Thank you Mark!!)

For millennia, indigenous peoples made their homes on the bluffs overlooking the Santa Ana River. An economically and po...
11/13/2019

For millennia, indigenous peoples made their homes on the bluffs overlooking the Santa Ana River. An economically and politically significant village, believed to be part of the rancheria of Genga, was located in Fairview Park. Today, it is Costa Mesa's only site on the National Register of Historic Places. #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth

To our nation's veterans, THANK YOU. We will never forget the sacrifices you have made in service to our country.
11/11/2019

To our nation's veterans, THANK YOU. We will never forget the sacrifices you have made in service to our country.

Nat Rochester, who died in the final days of World War I, was one of the first Costa Mesans to sacrifice his life for hi...
11/09/2019
Nat Rochester, Costa Mesa War Hero - Costa Mesa Historical Society

Nat Rochester, who died in the final days of World War I, was one of the first Costa Mesans to sacrifice his life for his country.

In the Argonne Forest, October 8, 1918, Sergeant Nathaniel N. Rochester became one of the first Costa Mesans to die for his country. Nat, as he was called, moved to what was then Harper in 1908 at age ten. His parents were artists, but he was drawn to patriotic duty, like the great-great grandfather...

11/08/2019
Heroes Hall

Heroes Hall

It's almost time! We'll be dedicating the A-4M Skyhawk during a ribbon-cutting ceremony during Saturday's "Salute to Veterans" Community Celebration event!

The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to dedicating the Skyhawk, we'll have free hot dogs, cake, kids activities, entertainment, veterans job resources, plus a food drive.

Come join us!

Happy 50th birthday to the Costa Mesa location of Pier 1 Imports! Here's the ad for the grand opening in 1969.
11/07/2019

Happy 50th birthday to the Costa Mesa location of Pier 1 Imports! Here's the ad for the grand opening in 1969.

In honor of Veterans Day, The Costa Mesa Historical Society presents its annual salute to our veterans with U.S. Air For...
11/05/2019

In honor of Veterans Day, The Costa Mesa Historical Society presents its annual salute to our veterans with U.S. Air Force Captain Gary Barnhill on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Captain Gary Barnhill, illustrious Air Force pilot whose missions included hazardous and challenging F-105 missions over North Vietnam in the highest threat air environment of the entire Viet Nam War, will share his presentation “Downtown, everything is waiting for you” from Petula Clark’s 1964 hit song. “Downtown” referred metaphorically to Hanoi. “Everything is Waiting for You” was the pilot’s gallows humor for the SAM missiles and Anti-Aircraft Artillery that greeted each entry into North Vietnam airspace. He will briefly describe flying the high-accident-rate F-100C in Europe circa 1958 and sitting Nuclear Alert as a still maturing young lad of 22. The main topic is flying the F-105 Thunderchief in 1965 during Rolling Thunder; the air campaign to bomb targets in North Vietnam, which lasted until late 1969. He will “take you along” on an aerial refueling episode with an extremely unusual ending. He will also “take you along” on an interesting Hunter Killer “Experimental” mission to find and destroy a SAM missile, which up to that time, had never been accomplished. After 11 years in USAF, there was a brief flirtation with CIA, a career with Trans World Airlines, air show pilot, and founder of a B-747 pilot leasing firm.
Decorations & Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal.2nd AD, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces expeditionary Medal w/star, Vietnam Svc Medal, Armed Forces Longevity Svc Award w/OLC, Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Mr. Barnhill belongs to the Freedom Committee of Orange County (http://fc-oc.org) whose members speak to high school students and civic groups to bring “living history” into the classroom and instill a sense of patriotism in future generations.

Bring a friend and join us to hear this "from the cockpit" narrative of the war in the sky!

Seating is limited, for RESERVATIONS call (949) 631-5918. Doors open at 2:00, program at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. We are located at 1870 Anaheim Ave. northwest corner of the Lions Park complex.Visit www.costamesahistory.org or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society for more information.

Note: Due to construction, entry to parking lot must be made from Anaheim Ave.

Heroes Hall
10/29/2019

Heroes Hall

Did you know? In 1945, the Santa Ana Army Air Base housed German POWs, who worked as cooks, bakers, mechanics, janitors and general duty helpers.

They were paid 80 cents per day.

Learn more about SAAAB and its Orange County ties by visiting the exhibit located at Heroes Hall, open Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Today is the last day of a Costa Mesa tradition.Jo and Esther Denwar were Costa Mesa artisans who produced beautiful, un...
10/26/2019

Today is the last day of a Costa Mesa tradition.

Jo and Esther Denwar were Costa Mesa artisans who produced beautiful, unique works for over 40 years.

Their craft sale in East Side Costa Mesa attracted crowds of people with lines that went around the block. When it outgrew their backyard, they moved it to Estancia Park. Sadly, today is the last day the fair, now the Artistic License Fair, will be local to Costa Mesa.

So stop by gorgeous Estancia Park and start the holiday season with unique arts and crafts from local artisans, tours of the adobe, and rays of sunshine. And take the chance to bid farewell to a local tradition.

The Artistic License Fair runs from 10-3:00. (1900 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa)

This is the last year that the Denwar Craft Fair will be in Costa Mesa. It is a warm day, bring your water. Rumor has it that there will be a taco vendor, yumm. Please visit the adobe to see a little tribute to Jo and Esther and to enjoy some shade.

Airplane Park. ✈️
10/24/2019

Airplane Park. ✈️

By overlaying a 1901 USGS topographic map (surveyed in 1894) on top of a current map in Google Earth, we can see   the w...
10/21/2019

By overlaying a 1901 USGS topographic map (surveyed in 1894) on top of a current map in Google Earth, we can see the way the course of the Santa Ana River (blue) was altered around Costa Mesa's northern border. Walking on Hyland would've required a swimsuit.

We all have our reasons for our love of local history. But I suspect more than a few people have this man to thank for i...
10/18/2019
Costa Mesa- California’s Gold (10007) – Huell Howser Archives at Chapman University

We all have our reasons for our love of local history. But I suspect more than a few people have this man to thank for it. Happy birthday, Huell, and thank you. ❤️

Costa Mesa- California’s Gold (10007) 13 Jan 200816 Sep 2016 California's Gold Huell visits Costa Mesa and sees how far its come from its start as a bean field to a state of the art performance center. 2008 bean field Costa Mesa performance center state of the art SHARE :

Vintage Southern California
10/17/2019

Vintage Southern California

This string of stores on 17th St. in Costa Mesa is now a Cafe Rio.

REMINDER: Tom Titus, legendary local theater �critic, opens this year's Speakers’ Series THIS SUNDAY at 2 pm!Titus has w...
10/16/2019

REMINDER: Tom Titus, legendary local theater �critic, opens this year's Speakers’ Series THIS SUNDAY at 2 pm!

Titus has written about local theater for the Daily Pilot since 1965. Not only that, he performed in and directed it, too. He acted in the first production of the Costa Mesa Playhouse. Later, he served as the Irvine Community Theater’s artistic director for 31 years. As a critic, he has reviewed virtually every South Coast Repertory performance ever. No one knows more about local theater than Tom Titus. If you love the performing arts, don’t miss this.

Doors open at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 20, at the Costa Mesa Historical Society Museum, located at 1870 Anaheim Avenue. Seating is limited. Reserve your spot by contacting us at https://www.costamesahistory.org/contact-us/.

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92627

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Friday 10:00 - 15:00

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Costa Mesa has a diverse history. It is the site of one of the most important native villages south of Ventura, the home to second oldest building in Orange County, and the site of a huge army training center in World War II. It was even an important part of the SoCal punk scene.

The Costa Mesa Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1966. The society is not a city department. It is, rather, a 100% volunteer organization staffed by private citizens dedicated to fulfilling the society’s mission: preserving and promoting the history of Costa Mesa.

The society accomplishes its mission through regular public events, community collaborations, and its collection at two museums. The collection comprises over 70,000 items, including 1,500 books, 30,000 photos, and 100 GB of newspapers, as well as countless personal archives, maps, oral histories, digital media, textiles, and more.

The society shares its collection with a broad audience through permanent and temporary exhibits. Exhibits are meant to engage and excite the public about the historical society’s collection by highlighting representative or unique objects on a particular topic. Exhibits don’t have to be in a museum. Metro Car Wash, for instance, displays some fifty pictures from the society’s collection. The society’s books, newsletter, and website are other “venues” for the collection.

If you care about local history and want to share your love with others, consider volunteering or becoming a member today. We'd love to have you.

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Hi, everyone! In 2012, my brother told me about a private neighborhood located on the bluff just above Irvine Avenue called Cherry Lake. According to local legend, it was fed by springs. But spring-fed lakes on the coast of California are uncommon. I dug into maps, newspaper accounts, environmental reports from the fifties and community memory to uncover and natural and non-natural of one of the best kept secrets in Newport Beach. Here is the Mystery of Cherry Lake.
Next Tuesday - Feb 18th - Save that date! It’s hard to imagine the 1920s in Orange County when a few early aviators would give the public rides in their open-air Curtis-Jenny biplanes. Landing fields were little more than streets and open fields. Join the Tustin Area Historical Society at our next general meeting on February 18 when you’ll learn about early pioneer aviator Eddie Martin who not only helped to promote aviation but founded Orange County’s first airport in 1923 when flying was still a daring pursuit. His Eddie Martin Airport grew in the 1930s to become one of the most modern in the country complete with restrooms, a restaurant, and runway lights! As the airline industry grew, a new and bigger Orange County airport would replace Martin’s a decade later – just a mile from Martin’s strip. But before it closed, the likes of Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes would use Eddie’s field. Local historian, author, and publisher Douglas Westfall, will share his knowledge and stories of Eddie Martin’s life and the airport business he created. Westfall has authored scores of local and national history books and is an entertaining speaker. He’ll be bringing stories and some amazing early photographs. Doug will also be debuting his new book on Martin Field. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 18th in the Community Room of the Tustin Library, Main St. from 7 to 9 pm. As always, the public is cordially invited and there is no charge for admission. For more information, contact the Tustin Area Museum office at 714 731-5701.
For those who went to St. John's Catholic School... Monsignor McGowan, still praying at 104 years old! San Clemente Journal
Irvine History Happy Hour: The Portolla Expedition
'Thought that a few members on here might be interested in a local 1920s stuntman and writer that lived to be almost 100! There's a special screening of The Remarkable Life of John Weld at the Artist's Theater in the Laguna High School tomorrow night! If anyone would like to attend, you can get tickets at www.johnweldofficial.com
Driving through Costa Mesa last week near Paularino Avenue and Bear Street and I was reminiscing as I often do. The neighborhood has changed so much with the loss of Bear Street School and the loss of friends. Early in the 1970s one of my closest friends that lived on Platte Drive was killed by a car while he was riding his bike. I was not with him that day but many of my friends witnessed the accident in horror. His name was Jeffrey Dietrich. In his memory the city dedicated a street in his name when the street between Paularino and Baker Street was created. Not sure how many people know the significance of this street's name. The opening on the north end of this street is not more than a hundred feet of where Jeffrey was hit and killed. Soon after the accident the family moved away from Platte and the state, because of the horrific memories. I remember very clearly our neighbor Mr. Lindquist speaking to Costa Mesa City Council to make sure the curb near Platte Drive was to be painted red to ensure that cars did not block pedestrians or bikes from being seen crossing in that area. I often wonder what Jeff would be doing today if he was still alive. He was quite the kid and I know he would be doing some amazing things. In the photo I'm on the left and Jeffrey is on the right.
We appreciate the article in the Huntington Beach Landmark Homes newsletter that summarizes Costa Mesa's boat building history as well as gives recognition to the Costa Mesa Historical Society's management of the beautiful Estancia Adobe. Thank you to Katie Corbett the writer and to Jim Kutzle the photographer.
Hello, Mesans! Here's a blog post I wrote about the natural history of the Upper Newport Bay, and the beautiful Mesa we all grew up on.
Would love to find out if the society has any photos/archives on the CM fairgrounds.
Thanks to all who participated in our 6 community input sessions over the last two weeks! These were robust discussions with many wonderful ideas. YOUR INPUT IS STILL NEEDED! Our online survey remains active at least until the end of April, so please take a few minutes to share your thoughts--YOU MIGHT EVEN WIN TICKETS TO A LOCAL ARTS EVENT! English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ZK5LFL Spanish survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B3NKB6F
Your input is invited! Please join as at one of our public forums to share your ideas for Costa Mesa's Master Arts & Culture Plan! Tuesday, March 27, 6 pm – Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th Street Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 am – Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive Thursday, March 29, 12 noon – Balearic Community Center, 1975 Balearic Drive Thursday, April 5, 6 pm – Kaiser Elementary School, 2130 Santa Ana Avenue Friday, April 6, 1 pm to 5 pm – Drop-in anytime for a chat at Costa Mesa City Hall, 77 Fair Drive Saturday, April 7, 10 am – Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W. 19th Street
Did you know that Costa Mesa has its own song? It was published by local resident Jerry Hall in 1969. I picked it up this morning at a local estate sale.