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Sunday, August 21, 2016

University Park - Irvine's First Village

Vintage Orange       Wednesday, August 24, 2016

In 1965,  The Irvine Company created the Village of University Park, the first development on what would later become the City of Irvine.  William Pereira's Master Plan was brought to life in the village's initial neighborhood of 585 homes. The first 200 families moved in during the spring and summer of 1966. This July, they celebrated a 50 year anniversary with a Homecoming Celebration in the community.

Our guest this week is local resident Alan Hess who discusses the innovative design and planning concepts of University Park.

Alan Hess is an architect, author, lecturer and advocate for twentieth-century architectural preservation.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Friday, August 19, 2016

City Spotlight: Huntington Beach

Vintage Orange      Wednesday, July 20 2016

It's had many names in the past, like Pacific City and Gospel Swamp. This week’s City Spotlight shines on Orange County's own “Surf City USA” as we discuss the history of Huntington Beach.

Long time resident and President of the Orange County Historical SocietyChris Jepsen, shares the history of his hometown.

Listen to the podcast here. 

For more of Chris' entertaining and informative Orange County history pieces, you can check out

OC History Round Up

OC Answer Man : Orange Coast Magazine